About me

I am an experienced counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), bound by its code of ethics and a commitment to ongoing professional development. I specialise in trauma, anxiety, depression, sexual or emotional abuse, addictive behaviours, relationship issues,  gender identity, sexuality and self-harm. 

I have trained at Metanoia Institute in London, one of the UK’s leading counselling and psychotherapy training organisations in Britain. My practice follows the person-centred approach that facilitates your personal growth and allows you to discover and utilise your strengths. Therapy is offered as short or long term (online, face to face or walk and talk) in a warm, safe, non-judgmental and calm environment. The first session is half price.

Get started

I am aware that it could be difficult for some people to take this first step. I've been there. Setting up a meeting starts with an email or phone call from you. In our initial session, we will have the opportunity to know a bit about each other, answer some questions and discuss any worries that might be present. It would be a co-creating space where I will follow your pace. If you are happy to continue, we will arrange to see each other weekly. Also, if you are wondering about short or long term therapy, I will hold regular reviews to see if this is working for you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA in Person-centred counselling, a Diploma in Person-centred counselling and a Certificate in counselling skills.  I have also qualifications in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Art.

I have worked in several counselling settings, including a homeless charity, a psychotherapy research service and community centres as well as universities and corporations.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

Additional information

First session is £30.

The standard rate for subsequent sessions is £60.

All sessions last 50 minutes. 

The Vale Practice
64 Grove Vale
London
SE22 8DT

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Niko Skizas

Niko Skizas