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HCPC, MBACP

About me

Helping you deal with your difficulties confidently and assertively, so that you can feel joy and discover your true meaning in life, is what I see as my calling. I make sure that from the very first session you will feel free to say what you think and thus gain awareness of yourself and understand the challenges you struggle with, resolving them so that you can move closer to having the life you wish to have.

I have experience in working with people who struggle with Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic and Depression. I have also had significant experience in helping individuals abstain from Gambling offering them treatment. Instead of pathologising I prefer to carve a path with my clients towards a happier and more fulfilling life by asking the right questions. Positive psychology is my niche. In our sessions we will work together in a warm, non-judgmental, environment, to discover the past perceptions that keep you stuck or undermine your present so that you can create your future, supporting yourself and your life transition. To achieve this transition we will focus first on building up your awareness. This will give you insight on what strengths you have and what you would like to change. Knowing this we will forge a path that will lead to the desired change. This path would be nothing if we did not focus on the positive emotions that can help motivate you to achieve the change that you would like to achieve.

During my current Doctoral studies in Counselling Psychology and training, I have gained significant experience in a diversity of fields, requiring the support of a counsellor. I have been working as a trainee counselling psychologist in the NHS and several charities.

I work in an integrative manner utilising various modalities helping clients to resolve internal conflict and alter cognitions. I focus on helping you discover patterns to gain awareness and stand on your own feet, drawing from your internal resources, abilities, skills, and talents. In my sessions, I will empower you to realise your full potential and overcome psychological distress, treating your case in a unique and personalised way.

From my volunteering and studies, I have gained significant experience in working with people who struggle with stress, anxiety, panic, relationship issues as well as depression and can work both in a time-limited or long-term way, depending on your wishes and needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

  • BSc Hons Psychology
  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (Final Year)

Work Experience

  • Hellenic Bipolar Association (Assistant Psychologist)
  • Counselling in Education and Services (Consultant)
  • Place2be (Volunteer Counselling Psychologist)
  • The Awareness Centre (Volunteer Trainee Counselling Psychologist)
  • Talk Wandsworth NHS (Volunteer Trainee Counselling Psychologist)
  • National Problem Gambling Clinic NHS (Volunteer Trainee Counselling Psychologist)
  • Support Room (Lead Clinical Therapist)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Fees

£80.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

Free initial consultation.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

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Additional languages

Greek

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom