Dr Nikos Tsigaras
Psychologist & Relationship/Trauma Therapist
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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 paralysing. My clients have often experienced adverse events such as childhood trauma/neglect, bullying, bereavement, and oppression due to their identities. Many people suffer due to changes at work like restructuring, promotion, redundancy, and new management, as well as life transitions such as marriage, having a baby, or reaching middle life.
I have practiced as a psychologist for over 12 years and can help with most mental health difficulties. I especially welcome clients (individuals & couples) with relationships concerns and complex histories. I am committed to offering a trauma-informed, LGBTQA+, & neurodiversity friendly space. I often see clients who have had adverse experiences of therapy.
Maybe you function well, but sense that something is not quite right. 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. Therapy is an opportunity to explore what gets in the way. I look forward to meeting you.
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.
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychological Society (BPS)
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Childhood emotional neglect
£150.00 per session
I am also registered with BUPA, BUPA International, Vitality, Aviva, Cigna, Cigna Global, Aetna, and WPA. I can sometimes offer a small reduction to my full fee.
I see clients once/week with more frequent meetings available depending on individual need.
When I work
Tuesday 9am to 8.00pm
Wednesday 9am to 8.00pm
Thursday 9am to 8.00pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm