Dr Nikos Tsigaras
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I have practiced as a psychologist for over 14 years and can help with most mental health difficulties. I especially welcome clients with relationship concerns and histories of trauma and emotional neglect. I am committed to offering a trauma-informed, LGBTQA+, & neurodivergence friendly space. I also have a special interest in supporting people in the performance arts (actors, directors, writers, musicians, dancers). Please read more about me below:
Are you anxious or feeling low? Do you struggle with your self-esteem? Do you feel like a failure and fear rejection and abandonment? Perhaps you have difficulties attracting or keeping partners and feel lonely & disconnected? Or you may struggle to know what you feel and find decisions paralysing.
Maybe from the outside you function well, but you sense that something is not quite right inside. You may have struggled for a very long time, unable to feel entirely safe in the world or even with yourself. You long to leave the past behind, and you crave meaningful, fulfilling connections.
Trauma is often at the heart of many relationship difficulties. My clients have often experienced adverse events such as childhood trauma or childhood emotional neglect. Abuse, bullying, and bereavement have often happened early in life. Even trauma stemming from accidents or natural disasters sets in because of a lack of relational support in its aftermath.
Many people suffer due to changes at work such as restructuring, promotion, redundancy or new management. Experiences later in life for example moving to a new place or having a baby can often feel overwhelming due to unresolved childhood trauma. Many people have experienced oppression because of their race, sexuality, gender identity or being neurodivergent.
The Relationship & Trauma Psychologist is an established relationship counselling and trauma therapy clinic in Earls Court, Kensington, London founded by Dr Nikos Tsigaras. It is also an international online counselling service. I appreciate that healing from trauma requires depth of understanding, structure, psychoeducation, and clarity about healthy ways of coping.
I employ psychodynamic therapy which is often the treatment of choice for relationship and trauma-related difficulties. It involves identifying invisible patterns of relating to both others and ourselves, and processing trauma and neglect stemming from childhood experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
First and foremost, I am committed to ethical practice and diversity. My usual way of working is based on the frameworks of psychoanalysis and attachment theory. My main qualification is a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (Health and Care Professions Council ). I also hold an MSc in the theory of Psychoanalysis, an MSc in Organisational Psychology and have completed a year long study of the psychoanalytic treatment of trauma at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic.
I am currently at the final stage for a 3 year specialisation in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP).
I have practised as a counselling psychologist for over 14 years and have extensive experience in helping people with anxiety, depression, relationship and difficulties which are often the outcome of childhood trauma or emotional neglect. I worked in the NHS for a number of years with "common" mental health difficulties, as well as, complex and longstanding issues, and especially eating disorders in adults and adolescents.
I am originally from Greece and can offer therapy in Greek, as well as English.
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British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Childhood emotional neglect
£150.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
I offer a free 15 minute telephone or Zoom discovery call
I am also registered with BUPA, BUPA International, Cigna, Cigna Global, WPA, Vitality, Allianz, & Aetna.
My fee for self-funders is £120/50m.
When I work
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm