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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 11th July 2022

About me

The first session

In the first introductory session we will take some time to discuss the reason that brought you to me, what you hope to achieve through having counselling and what you feel I should know about you. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions and create an informal plan on the frequency and time/day of the sessions. This will give you the opportunity to assess whether I am the right match for you. After the session you can take your time to decide and when you do you can get in touch with me again to book the next session.

How I work?

If I were to describe the way I work in a few words I would say that you will be guiding the course of therapy and together we work towards finding the best way to improve your life. This is usually done by examining and challenging strongly held and rigid assumptions whilst discovering how your beliefs and values are guiding your life.

I do not believe there is a recipe on how to live life to the fullest or a universally accepted right or wrong way to do things. Therefore, much like a problem is specific to a person, the solution should be tailored to them.

I encourage existential exploration, through which the client can unpack and understand their beliefs, qualities, processes, values and in general the way they relate to people and things.

What you can expect from me

You can expect from me empathy, genuineness and sincerity as well as unconditional positive regard; that means no judgement! I put aside my assumptions and let you reveal yourself to me, honouring your individuality. The sessions will be filled with exploration, understanding, meaning making, emotions and laughter. I am confident I can make you feel comfortable and safe in the counselling space.

For couples, I provide a platform for you to explore your relationship. I will not take sides. I aim to help both of you find your individual voices and re-evaluate your roles. That will usually take us to how both of you have evolved in the relationship and how the relationship itself has evolved as a result. We will explore and analyse how everything is affecting the here-and-now of your lives and reconstruct it into something that works, is sustainable and makes you happy.

In general my goal for my clients' therapy is to make myself redundant by helping you understand your life, discover yourself and create your own coping strategies.

Frequency and length of therapy

I offer both open-ended and time-limited therapy. Sessions are usually weekly but depending on your circumstances we can adjust this to meet your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BsC in Psychology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Brighton).
  • Drugs and Alcohol addiction specialist training by CGL
  • Gambling addiction specialist training by Gamcare.

I have been working in addiction for many years, in various settings, both in English and in Greek. I have successfully worked with clients suffering from many different types of addiction including but not limited to alcohol, drugs, gambling, gaming, food. I have been delivering psychoeducational workshops on addiction prevention whilst working as a counsellor/therapist with individuals and couples.  My private practice covers a plethora of aspects, in a more holistic approach, not necessarily related to addiction.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £50 per 50' session for individuals. I do offer a reduced rate (£25) introductory session to see if we are the right fit for each other.

The fee for couples is £70. The reduced rate for the introductory session is £35.

I also offer a free 15' phone call to discuss your needs.

I currently offer concessions for key workers and those affected by the pandemic. Get in touch to discuss options.

When I work

Flexible hours. Available evenings and weekends, as well. Limited face to face slots available. I usually respond to enquiries within 24hrs.  

69 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BB

Brighton, East Sussex, BN1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Additional languages

Greek

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom