Veronica Mavromatis MBACP
Counselling turned my life around in a way I would have never believed. This enabled me to make a choice to give something back. I began training to become a counsellor a number of years ago, and am now a qualified independent integrative practitioner.
I am very empathic, having experienced a lot of life's issues but I have now found a way of coping have developed tools to cope with when crisis arise.
In my practice I offer you a non-judgemental and empathic space to talk freely without judgement. You will feel that you are truly being listened to. I can share my experience with you and help you live a more happy and fulfilled life.
For many years I have volunteered in a drug and alcohol charity where I treat clients battling substance addictions.
Alongside this, I have experience of volunteering in a bereavement organisation, where I dealt with clients whose loved ones had passed away in different circumstances.
I have also volunteered for a Carer's charity service in Ilford doing home counselling with many different families. Clients ranged from carers looking after elderly parents to families suffering from various mental health issues.
Seeing my clients make changes to their lives rewards me. Knowing that I can be on that journey with that client is truly a privilege for me. Any potential clients that are out there I know how you are feeling because I have walked in your shoes.
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Counselling. I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Don't suffer in silence. Contact me for a no obligation discussion about how I can help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an integrative counsellor with experience working with bereavement, alcohol and drug addiction, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.
I am fully insured and have the following qualifications:
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QFC)
- Level 2 Certificate in Introduction for Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Registered Member of the BACP (Reg. MBACP)
- Member of the AIP
- Certificate in Online Mindfulness & Meditation - British Mindfulness Institute
- Certificate in Understanding Intimate Violence from an Attachment and Trauma Perspective
- Certificate in Beginning, Developing and Strengthening The Way We Work Online
- Certificate in Embodiment and The Talking Cure
- Certificate in Integrative Therapy
- Certificate in The Gift of Therapy: A Conversation with Irvin Yalom, MD
- Certificate in Telephone Counselling: working with long and short term clients
- Certificate in Introducing the social sciences
- Certificate in Introduction to counselling
- Certificate in Counselling: exploring fear and sadness
- Certificate in Losing Sleep: How psychotherapeutic techniques can help
- Certificate in UKESAD
- Certificate in Working with Developmental Trauma using the NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM)
- Certificate in Attachment, Dependency and Collaboration in Therapy for Complex Developmental Trauma Disorders
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Many of us will experience anxiety in our lives at some point or other. This usually occurs before tackling something that challenges us; such as an exam or job interview. These are perfectly normal feelings considered a natural reaction to stress, and fortunately do not occur very often.
For people with anxiety disorders however, these feelings can occur frequently and appear without warning, causing them to feel distressed, frightened and powerless to overcome this state of panic.
Anxiety develops into a problem when the symptoms begin to hinder a person’s ability to function normally in their day to day lives. Counselling is a proven method for dealing with anxiety, and can help to alleviate some of the common symptoms that it causes.
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a general term covering a number of disorders which cause fear, worry and nervousness. Problems with anxiety can be mild, moderate or in some cases severe. Mild anxiety, although unpleasant and unsettling is usually manageable, but severe anxiety can be crippling and often results in a serious hindrance to daily life.
Anxiety is indiscriminate, and can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Recent research suggests that anxiety is starting to overtake depression as the number one reason why people seek counselling services.
What are the common symptoms of Anxiety?
Anxiety affects everyone differently. While most people tend to experience anxiety mainly psychologically and emotionally, others can suffer from a number of physical symptoms. A particularly disturbing attribute of anxiety is that the physical effects that people suffer are often so unsettling to the individual they can end up even more anxious as a result.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
My fees are £45per session
couples counselling £55 per session
telephone sessions are £35per session
Concessions are available for student counsellors, unemployed and over 65s.
24 hours notice is required for cancellation to avoid fee payment.
Sessions are confidential, last fifty minutes and are normally held weekly over an agreed period of time.
To make an appointment please contact me and we will arrange a time that is convenient for you.
Sessions are held in a comfortable and confidential room 2 minutes walk from Oxford Circus station.
My availability is Tuesday face to face counselling between 11am to 4pm.
monday to Sunday 10am to 9pm ( excluding Tuesday )
my hours can be flexible to suit the clients need.
please do not suffer in silence. Please ring I can help because I have walked in your shoes.
What is Integrative Counselling?
Integrative Counselling draws on mainstream theoretical perspectives, integrating knowledge and skills from different therapies.
Working together we can use the insights and techniques of Person Centred Counselling, Psychodynamic Counselling, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help you bring about the changes you want in your life.
Individuals think, feel and react in different ways. By integrating different ways of helping people bring about change in their lives, as an integrative counsellor I work with each client to produce a unique therapy adapted to suit what that client wants and needs.
As an integrative counsellor my practice focuses on the therapeutic relationship established with clients. I offer you the opportunity to be heard without judgement, and endeavour to create a nurturing, safe environment built on respect and understanding.
My practice pays attention to how past experiences can be carried across to the present and I am mindful of how this may impact upon the counselling relationship.
The aim of the work undertaken is not just to relieve pressing issues of the moment, but also to seek a more optimistic and untroubled future.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday 11am to 4pm. Telephone counselling. Monday to Sunday 9am to 9pm. My hours are flexible.I will fit my time around my clients to suit individual needs. All client are unique.
Types of client