Panagiota Lalousi UKCP, MBPSs - Islington, N1
- In order to Safeguard my clients, I am only offering Skype and Facetime Sessions during the Covid-19 pandemic -
Hello and a warm welcome,
I am a UKCP accredited Psychotherapist with a decade of clinical experience offering counselling and psychotherapy and nine years of experience practising in the NHS. As a therapist, I have a compassionate, thoughtful, authentic presence. I honour your uniqueness and fine-tune my work to meet your needs.
My practice is located five minutes walk from Highbury and Islington station.
How I Work
I offer an empathetic, respectful, space where you can talk freely, and reflect on your experiences. Sharing your thoughts in the presence of an empathetic and skilful therapist, can help you to make sense of your experiences, to manage difficult feelings, and most importantly, to create a meaningful, fulfilling life. Therapy is essentially a place of self-discovery. A place where you can reflect on your life’s gains and losses, tap on your resources, and explore the life you would like to live.
If you wish to look at deep seated issues, I can help you to disengage from repetitive life themes that are rooted in your past, and cause you discomfort in your present. My role is to support your movement from a space of stagnation and rumination, to a place of vitality; a place where you feel at ease with yourself, others, and life.
As a Relational therapist, I view the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative experience, that lies at the heart of the healing process. My aim will be to create for you a therapeutic space of safety, trust, and honesty, where you can be yourself and at the same time explore different possibilities.
My ultimate goal is to help you let go of relational patterns that no longer serve you, to help you shift your inner-criticism to inner-guidance, and to help you experience self-compassion, self-esteem and self-actualisation.
I appreciate that life can be challenging for all of us.
We all experience different challenges in life, but we also share experiences of pain that are at the heart of our humanity (e.g. loss, bereavement).
You might come to therapy with feelings of anxiety, stress, depression, feelings of loneliness and isolation. You might experience difficulties in your relationships, face stress at work, or have a general feeling of discontent and dissatisfaction.
You might need support with a particular life event, a long-standing discomfort, or because you have a sense of lack of meaning and purpose in life.
Whatever you are going through, my goal is to help you feel connected with yourself, others, and life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BA in Psychology (first-class honours), a clinical diploma in Psychotherapy, and I am in the last stages of completing a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy. My clinical work presented in my Doctoral Clinical Dissertation has received a Distinction. I practice as a Relational Integrative psychotherapist, drawing from different theories to fit your needs.
I am a registered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and an accredited member of UKCP.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Assessment: £50
Consequent Sessions: £75 - £95
Sessions last for 50 minutes.
I also offer a limited number of low-cost places ( sessions for less than £75 ) for students and people on benefits and low income. At the present moment, my low-cost slots are fully booked. As a result, I am currently not able to offer a reduced fee.
Therapy is not always easy. That's why its important to find the right therapist for you. I appreciate the courage it takes to make the first step. For all these reasons, I offer the first session at a reduced rate.
In this first session we can discuss what is troubling you and what are your expectations from therapy. If we decide to meet again, I will give you practical information about how I work. (e.g. boundaries around confidentiality, cancellation policy etc.) I will also give you a questionnaire that you can fill in. Making a thorough assessment of your needs/goals at the beginning, helps me to offer you the best possible service later on.
The first few sessions will be an opportunity for us to see how we are working together, and what is the best way that I can support you.