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BSc, MSc, BPC, MBACP reg

About me

I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, working with people going through challenging times in their lives. The focus of our work will be on helping you to understand yourself better and find more constructive ways to deal with the important issues or relationships in your life, in a safe non-judgemental environment. My experience is broad and I have worked with people suffering from anxiety and depression, abuse, bereavement and loss, eating disorders, sexual issues, pregnancy and fertility and work related issues.

Counselling and psychotherapy can help when a person is struggling with life, relationships, work related issues or with more specific mental health concerns that can cause a great deal of psychological pain and last for long periods of time. Effective treatment can result in meaningful and lasting changes. I use a psychodynamic approach which means that the therapy focuses on unconscious processes that are manifested in a person's present behaviour. Psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy aim to help a person gain insight and understanding of the influence of the past experiences on present behaviour and life choices.

I offer once weekly psychotherapy to adults (16+), I generally see people at a regular time and sessions last for 50 minutes. You can see me for a short-term period to explore a specific problem that is troubling you, or we can work together with an open-ended contract that allows for a deeper exploration.

My practice is 10 to 15 minutes walk from Putney train station or from East Putney underground station.

I am fully accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your individual needs, to ask any questions or to book an introductory session with no ongoing commitment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Academic qualifications

MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Birkbeck University, University of London

MSc in Child Development, Institute of Education, University of London

BSc (hons) in Psychology, University College of London, London University

Clinical training and experience

I have done my clinical training at the NHS, where I worked as a psychodynamic psychotherapist both in a psychotherapy department and in a counselling clinic at a G.P. practice. I have also worked as a school counsellor and in intensive rehabilitation of patients with brain injury and neurological conditions.

Apart from my private practice, I work part time for the NHS at Putneymead Group Medical Practice, where I see both individual patients and I facilitate a psycho-therapeutic group.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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 Psychoanalytic Council

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).

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British Psychoanalytic Council
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£80

Consessions are offerred to people on low salaries and students

Further information

I speak fluent Greek and Spanish and reasonable French.

13 Bede House, Manor Fields, Putney, London, SW15 3LT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Additional languages

Greek