Dr Nikos Tsigaras Psychologist & Couples Therapist (F2F/online)
Welcome! I am Nikos, a highly qualified Chartered Psychologist with 10+ years experience, offering face to face/online counselling and psychotherapy to adults & couples in Earls Court, Kensington. I specialise in relationship difficulties, childhood trauma, anxiety & work stress, and depression.
Anxiety, low mood & self-esteem, self-criticism, work stress, feelings of abandonment & failure, difficulties attracting/keeping partners, loneliness & disconnection are issues I work with daily.
My clients have often experienced adverse events such as childhood neglect or abuse, bullying, bereavement, difficulties conceiving, and major life transitions. Many people have suffered by changes at work like restructuring, promotion, redundancy, and new management.
Having trained and practised in the 3 main therapeutic models (psychodynamic, humanistic, and CBT), I tailor my approach to each individual/couple. I endeavour to offer a safe space where we can identify unhelpful patterns and discover root causes. This can often involve processing unresolved loss & trauma stemming from toxic childhood experiences.
Before Founding Relationships in Mind, I worked in the NHS for a number of years with the full spectrum of needs in primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings with both outpatients and inpatients, individuals, groups, and families.
Difficulties that are chronic & complicated can be worked through if we give ourselves time to think about these with another person. So many lack real support in their lives and therapy can provide the first step to regaining connection, learning what has gone wrong, activating growth, and becoming the person we were always meant to be. Do get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
My main qualification is a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (Health and Care Professions Council ) which has involved learning to work clinically and conduct research. I also have an MSc in the theory of Psychoanalysis and an MSc in Organisational Psychology. I recently obtained a qualification in EMDR.
I have practised as a psychologist for over 10 years and have extensive experience in helping people with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and childhood trauma.
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) and completed 8 years of psychology training in in the UK. I worked in the NHS for a number of years with the full spectrum of needs in primary, secondary and tertiary care settings with both outpatients and inpatients, individuals, groups, and families.
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 for individuals: £225 for 90m
Initial consultation for couples: £270 for 90m
Follow-up counselling sessions:
Individuals: £150 for 50 minutes
Couples: £180 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.