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I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, offering both short and long term therapy, as well as one-off consultations, depending on your needs and reasons for coming to therapy. I provide a confidential and non-judgemental environment within which you can begin to explore and make sense of what is troubling you.
You may be feeling overwhelmed or frustrated and angry about not being able to make sense of your actions or choices. Perhaps you are driven to repeat patterns that cause you distress and pain in relationships. You might not even be sure how to best describe the way you feel, or find it difficult to trust that someone else will understand you. Whatever the issue, talking freely about what is on your mind to a therapist whom you feel you can trust, can give you comfort, clarity, a deeper understanding of yourself, and a renewed sense of purpose.
Therapy is very much an individual process, so there are no one-size-fits-all answers or solutions. It is about you and me working together to explore what is below the surface, in order to get to the root of the problem. Over the course of your sessions, you will become increasingly aware of unconscious thoughts and feelings that might be driving unhelpful behaviours or adding to your distress. You will be able to make links between seemingly unrelated thoughts, feelings and experiences, resulting in a balanced, wholesome and meaningful way of experiencing your self and others.
TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of London
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision Skills, Approved by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Over the years, I have also undertaken regular Continuous Professional Development Courses in different therapeutic approaches and contemporary ways of looking at anxiety, depression and trauma.
I believe in drawing on a combination of therapeutic approaches depending on my clients' individual needs and reasons for coming to therapy, and I work both on a short term and a long term basis to suit my clients' needs and circumstances.
I have worked for a number of Government Organisations, the NHS, and Charities, such as Mind, where I have gained experience in working with people from all walks of life presenting a wide range of issues. Before training as a therapist, I worked as a tutor for children with behavioural difficulties, as well as a senior manager in the music industry.
I am particularly interested and experienced in the following areas:
Depression and low self esteem
General anxiety and stress
Work related stress
Traumatic experiences, bereavement and other life crises
Relationship issues - separation, divorce, affairs/infidelity
Sexual and/or body image difficulties
Loss of focus, direction or identity
Unexplained physical symptoms (psychosomatic symptoms)
My first language is English, but I also speak Greek to an advanced level and always welcome Greek speaking clients.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their ethical framework of good practice.
If you are unsure about what type of therapy or therapist would suit you best, or would like to know more about how I work, then please contact me to book a one-off consultation session, where we can explore the different options available to you and decide together the best way forward for you.
If, on the other hand, you know what you are looking for, you can contact me to book an initial meeting. In the initial meeting we will discuss your reasons for coming to therapy to help us decide together how to move forward in a way that is most beneficial to you.
Depression, Anxiety, Work related stress, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Addiction(s), Relationship issues, Sexuality, Abuse, Emotional abuse, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Gambling, Internet addiction, Sex addiction, Anger management, Generalised anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, Bereavement, Bullying, Bipolar disorder/Manic depression, Low self-esteem, Low self-confidence, Domestic violence, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Trauma, Stress, Passive aggressive behaviour, Separation and divorce, Narcissistic personality disorder
TYPES OF THERAPY
Psychotherapy, Counselling, Bereavement Counselling