Philip Panayiotou (MBACP Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist/EMDR Therapist
I am a qualified BACP accredited Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor, Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist specialising in working with men. I work with Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Transpersonal modalities.
I am also an EMDR Therapist. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) was originally developed to help people suffering from PTSD. It is now also used for working with all kinds of trauma and is also effective for anxiety, depression, phobias and many other issues.
I specialise and have a specialist interest and experience in working with men and men's issues. I fully understand the pressures faced by men today and how opening up and talking about problems can be very difficult. There is a reason 8 out of 10 suicides in the UK are men, I believe this is because we as men are not talking about our struggles because of the tired old messages to 'man up' and 'boys don't cry', this leads to suppressing our emotions which can have devastating consequences.
As well as one-to-one therapy I also run a Men's Group once a week in Surbiton. Please see my website for further details.
I have worked with many people who have experienced low mood, feelings of anxiety and depression, stress, feeling totally overwhelmed by life, low self-esteem and problems in their relationships as well as many other issues.
I am also experienced in working with addictions including substance misuse and process addictions such as codependency. I have experience working in residential addiction treatment centres in Surrey and Centrel London where I delivered group therapy and one to one personal therapy.
We will focus on how having a healthy relationship with yourself will enable you to have healthy relationships with others. Helping a person practice self-love and self-care to establish healthy boundaries is a big part of the work I do so you can start fulfilling your potential and become more content in your life.
I am a registered therapist with AXA, Aviva, WPA and Vitality Healthcare Insurance Providers.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills 2011
CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies 2012
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2014
EMDR Training with EMDR Academy 2019
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£70 per 50 minute session, one-to-one counselling.
£100 per session for EMDR therapy (EMDR sessions can last up to 90 mins)
£20 per weekly session, Group Therapy
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays and evenings.
Types of client