Stella Trygoni BSc, MSc, BPC, MBACP reg.
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
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Consessions are offerred to people on low salaries and students
I speak fluent Greek and Spanish and reasonable French.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client