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About me

Are you anxious, low, and struggle with self-esteem? Do you often feel like a failure and fear rejection/abandonment? Perhaps you have difficulties attracting/keeping partners, and feel lonely & disconnected? Or you may struggle to know what you feel and find decisions paralyzing.

Maybe from the outside you function well, but sense that something is not quite right inside. Or 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 crave meaningful, fulfilling connections.

My clients have often experienced adverse events such as childhood neglect or abuse, bullying, and bereavement. Many people suffer by changes at work like restructuring, promotion, redundancy, and new management. Experiences in later life like moving to a new place or having a baby can often become overwhelming due to unresolved childhood trauma.

I am Nikos, a senior Counselling Psychologist, and I run Relationships in Mind, an online therapy and face to face counselling & psychology service based in Earls Court, Kensington and committed to diversity. I have practiced as a psychologist for over 11 years and specialise in attachment based psychodynamic therapy. This involves identifying invisible patterns of relating to both ourselves & others which cause problems with living. It often also involves processing unresolved loss & trauma stemming from toxic 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 and an MSc in Organisational Psychology.

I am currently completing further training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), EMDR, and further study of the psychoanalytic treatment of trauma at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic.

I have practised as a counselling psychologist for over 11 years and have extensive experience in helping people with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, very 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

BPS

British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood trauma
Childhood emotional neglect
Relationship trauma

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Integrative
  • Intercultural Therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

£120.00 per session

Additional information

Initial consultation (individuals): £180 for 90 minutes
Initial consultation (couples): £270 for 90 minutes

Weekly counselling sessions (individuals): £120 for 50 minutes
Weekly counselling sessions (couples): £180 for 50 minutes

I am also registered with BUPA, BUPA International, Vitality, Aviva, Cigna, Aetna and WPA. 

I see clients once/week with more frequent meetings available depending on individual need.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday 9am to 8.00pm
Wednesday 9am to 8.00pm
Thursday 9am to 8.00pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm

282 Earls Court Road
Kensington
London
SW5 9AS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Languages offered

Greek

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have worked as a counselling psychologist for 11 years and offer psychoanalytically informed supervision through the lens of counselling psychology.

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Dr Nikos Tsigaras, Psychologist & Relationship/Trauma Therapist

Dr Nikos Tsigaras, Psychologist & Relationship/Trauma Therapist