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MSc, MBACP, Online Counsellor

About me

I offer online sessions and I predominantly work with 18-35 year-olds who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and/or low self esteem. Maybe you are feeling particularly worried or stressed, low in mood or energy, harsh with yourself or doubting your abilities, or some combination of these. The thoughts and feelings you are experiencing may feel “out of control” and this can be overwhelming to navigate alone. You might wish you felt more yourself, or maybe you would like to free up some mental energy to do more of what you enjoy, but you don’t know how.

Our work is to help you better understand and manage your thoughts and feelings so that they feel less overwhelming. My clients say that working with me has helped them to feel calmer, more confident, better equipped to face the challenges in their lives, and more able to form and maintain fulfilling relationships. I work with you by drawing from a variety of techniques and perspectives (person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT) depending on your personality, needs, and preferences.

Email me to arrange a free 15-minute introductory call via video. This initial meeting can give us a sense of how we might work together. We can explore what brings you to counselling, what your hopes and expectations are, and whether you have any questions or concerns. I am usually able to respond to all emails within 48 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative Counselling

MSc Psychology

I am an Integrative Counsellor, so I draw from a variety of perspectives and ways of working (including person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT, somatic). Sometimes it can be useful to think about your past experiences, or other times it may be useful to notice and respond to how your body is feeling in the moment. Rather than impose certain ways of working, I like to check in with you and decide together how to move forward.

In addition to private practice, I work in the charity sector as a counsellor for carers. I also have experience with counselling university students, musicians, and songwriters. As someone who grew up bilingual (English and Greek) and has lived and worked abroad in different countries, I have a special interest in working with people with multicultural lives and identities.

Member organisations

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 Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Managing chronic pain

Counselling for songwriters and other creative musicians (see my website, linked above, for more information)

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Contact me to arrange a free 15-minute initial consultation. I have a limited number of concessionary places available.

When I work

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Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults

Additional languages

Greek

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Viki Dimopoulos

Viki Dimopoulos