Dr Panagiotis Bouzianis

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London, EC4N 4SA
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Panos and I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with extensive clinical experience in the NHS and private practice. I specialise in evidence-based psychological therapies and psychoanalysis. My aim is to provide a confidential space where you can share your experiences without fear or shame. Together we will examine the causes of your difficulties, what keeps them going, what barriers to life satisfaction may exist, how you want to change things and what might make you stronger and more fulfilled in the long run.

In the first few sessions we will discuss about your circumstances and what changes you wish to make. If we decide to continue working together I can then help you clarify what lies at the core of your problems and decide how you wish to change things, even if that seems very difficult or painful.

You decide how long therapy lasts: it may take weeks, months or even years, depending on how deep you wish to go in finding new ways to cope, to relate, and to enjoy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I became qualified in 2015 and promptly after started working for primary, secondary and specialist NHS services. I had the privilege of working with people from various walks of life and have significant clinical experience with acute and chronic difficulties with anxiety, mood, personality and eating disorders, as well as complex trauma and psychosis. I specialised in Eating Disorders as well as in trauma-focused therapy in specialist NHS services in London. In 2019 I joined a counselling service as Head of Clinical Services and as senior supervisor where I had the privilege of training clinical students and helping expand access to psychological therapy services.

I have been in private practice since 2017 - and there, I focused on my independent psychoanalytic training and practice (Freudian and Lacanian) and in integrating CBT and psychoanalysis. I believe that there is a strong need to focus on unconscious processes and the role they play in our lives.

My qualifications are:

  • International Neuropsychoanalysis Society (NPSA) Clinical Fellow since April 2024.
  • British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Member (CPsychol) since January 2016.
  • Healthcare Professions Council (HCPC) registered Practitioner Psychologist since July 2015.
  • Doctorate of Psychology (DPsych), Counselling Psychology, City University London, February 2015.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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BPS
British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

BABCP
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Fees

£75.00 - £120.00
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

I offer both remote and in-person sessions, but new treatments should not be exclusively remote.

The initial consultation (lasting 1-2 sessions) is paid only if we decide to have further sessions together, otherwise it is free of charge.
In some cases, we may spend a few initial sessions ("preliminary") before we decide whether and how we can work together. If we decide not to work together, I may waive the fee for these sessions.
Sessions cost between £75.00 and £120.00 (“sliding scale”) depending on your circumstances and this can be agreed upon starting therapy.
Sessions last approximately 45-50 minutes. Depending on what is discussed, and usually later in the course of therapy, sometimes we may end a session on an important question, conclusion or impasse - which might take us below or above the 45-minute mark.
Therapy takes place most often once weekly but we may meet more frequently if we agree that this may be more productive.
I have a 48-hour notice cancellation policy. If we can reschedule a cancelled or missed session before your next regular one, you won’t be charged for the cancellation. Generally I will insist to not miss sessions so we can keep the momentum of the therapy going. Holidays and emergencies are obviously an exception.
You may also be able to pay for your sessions through your insurer (I am BUPA and AXA registered).
PLEASE NOTE: My privacy policy and data use and protection information relevant to my services can be found on my website.

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Please bear in mind that currently there is a waiting period for new appointments, please get in touch for more information.

Further information

For an initial session (an assessment) you can call me on the phone listed or send me an email. During the first session we can talk about what you want to get out of your counselling or therapy and which issues you wish to address.

Suffering can be found in many different forms. Sticking to labels and standardised therapy procedures will usually not get us far. Therapy is a highly individual process and ought to privilege difference.

In the first few sessions we will discuss about your circumstances, current or past and what changes you wish to make. I will be attentive to potentially unconscious patterns that emerged early on or recently for you and highlight links between important parts of your life. If we decide to continue to work together I can then help you understand for yourself what seems to be at the core of your suffering and how to move forward with meaningful and resilient action.

You decide how long therapy lasts: it may take weeks, months or even years, depending on how deep you wish to go in finding new ways to cope, to relate, and to enjoy.

Firstbase, Albert Buildings, 49 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4N 4SA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Additional languages

Greek

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Dr Panagiotis Bouzianis
Dr Panagiotis Bouzianis