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Spiros Philippas

London, E17
07903 160888 07903 160888

About me

I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor in private practice in Walthamstow, East London offering short-term and open-ended therapy both in English and Greek language.

I offer a safe, contained and soulful space within which to explore what might feel difficult, unsafe or troublesome, whether in the past or at this moment in your life.

My training is integrative and holistic which means that I draw from a range of theoretical perspectives and tools to match your needs and best help you with what you may be struggling.

I work in a relational way - I believe that relationships are central to our well-being and that a lot of our suffering and distress happen when they break down or fail to provide what we need. The therapeutic relationship will be at the heart of our work together as it can provide meaningful cues about your patterns in other significant relationship in your life and where you may feel stuck. It is also the vehicle for change and healing, and extended research has proven this repeatedly.

At the heart of my therapeutic practice is my deep-seated conviction that change is possible and that as human beings we can tap into the inner and outer resources to grow and feel fulfilled. I see therapy as providing a supportive space within which this process can take place.

I understand that committing to therapy takes courage. If you would like to find out more about counselling, how we can work together and whether we are a good fit, feel free to call for a free 15-minute initial conversation. Alternatively, you can email me and I will reply within 12 hours.

Lower fees are available for morning/afternoon appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Re-Vision and I hold a Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics and I regularly discuss my work with an experienced accredited supervisor.

I have worked as a counsellor with MIND as well as in private counselling services. In the past, I have volunteered as a HIV-prevention mentor with the charity Metro and I am currently working as a volunteer counsellor with the charity Headstrong.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience supporting individuals working a 12-Step program of recovery.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative

Fees

My fees are:

£60 - Evening appointments

£50 - Daytime & Afternoon appointments

Further information

My practice is based Walthamstow Village, an 8-minute walk from the Overground & Tube station.

From Oxford Circus – Victoria Line (20min)

From Liverpool Street Station – Overground Train (17min).

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Greek

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Due to COVID19, I offer online session only.

Current availability is:

Fridays - Mornings / Afternoons

Wednesdays - Evenings (online sessions only)

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Spiros Philippas

Spiros Philippas