Dr Nikos Tsigaras, Psychologist & Relationship/Trauma Therapist
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 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 psychologist for over 11 years and have extensive experience in helping people with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, very often the outcome of childhood or later trauma. I worked in the NHS for a number of years with "common" mental healthdifficulties, as well as, complex and longstanding issues, and especially eating disorders in adults and adolescents.
A significant part of my practice consists of offering couples therapy or marriage counselling. People have seen me because of difficulties in communication, extensive arguing, parenting challenges, affairs, and taking relationships further.
I am originally from Greece and can offer therapy in Greek, as well as English.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation: £180 for 90m
Individual therapy: £120 for 50 minutes
I am also registered with a number of insurance companies such as BUPA, BUPA International, Vitality, Aviva, Cigna, and WPA.
I see clients once/week with more frequent meetings available depending on individual need.