Vasiliki Pyrgidou

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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH8 7AR
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About me

I offer trauma-informed and mindfulness-based psychotherapeutic practice in the form of Core Process Psychotherapy. I integrate therapeutic skills, knowledge and understanding that is evolving through ongoing study in the fields of mindfulness and psychological trauma.  

Core Process Psychotherapy brings awareness to the fact that our personality is shaped into a unique form with which we identify and see the world through it. Our past relationships shape our present relationships, and we will continue to shape those in the future. If these past relationships have been traumatic or difficult, they may feel as if they are still affecting your life. By exploring these within the safety of the therapeutic relationship, it may be possible for you to form new ways of being with yourself and others. Core Process works with this shaping of experience and explores the presence of past experiences in the present moment. In this type of therapy, you are encouraged to let go of fixed patterns and find a place to rest within your own potential.

In Core Process Psychotherapy, the relationship between the therapist and the client is based on equality, where as a therapist, I bring the skills needed for your inquiry and the encouragement when things get difficult. I believe that the journey towards clarity is a shared one, and I also believe that each individual is the only expert of their experience. In my understanding, the state of balance and health is inherent, and as such, it is a state that we can return to. I see the therapeutic relationship as a journey, where my therapeutic presence is a reminder that you are not alone. Sometimes the opportunity to share your feelings with another and have your experience acknowledged is all that is needed.

Core Process has its roots in Buddhist psychology and mindfulness practice. These have been merged with the Western theory of psychotherapy to bring a unique awareness of body, mind and spirit to the therapeutic relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Core Process Psychotherapy

 Complementary and Alternative Medicine therapist

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with individuals over 16 years old.

Therapies offered

  • Core process psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Additional information

The therapy session lasts one hour and takes place weekly at the same time. If there are any issues around this we can discuss it in our initial appointment. The cost is £50 per session. I have some low-cost spaces, please ask in your initial inquiry.

After we have agreed to work together, I suggest that all clients attend for a minimum of six sessions. We would then check in with each other, and think about how it had gone, and decide whether more sessions were needed.

Further information

It is important for you to feel happy to work with the therapist of your choice. We will book an initial appointment where we will have a general discussion on the concerns you would like to bring to therapy. I encourage you to listen to your feelings and reflect on how I can meet your needs. We can then discuss a therapy schedule that meets your needs.

9/3 Meadowbank Terrace, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH8 7AR

Type of session

In person
Vasiliki Pyrgidou
Vasiliki Pyrgidou