Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist, Counsellor
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, working with adults of all ages from diverse backgrounds who are experiencing a variety of issues.
I know that to explore difficult feelings and worries, it is important to have a safe and secure place to allow thoughts and feelings to arise in their own time, and in a non-judgmental and confidential relationship. Sometimes your concerns can benefit from a short-term approach, but difficulties which are rooted in past experiences or childhood may take more time to be made sense of.
People who come to see me have experienced a range of issues in life, which may be helped by exploring feelings and thoughts. These include relationship difficulties (both heterosexual and LGBT+) either at home or at work, feelings of sadness, anxiety and depression, post-natal depression, low self confidence and self esteem, difficulty communicating feelings and emotions, childhood trauma, Disability, unexplained health symptoms, suicidal feelings, addiction, abuse, self-harm, eating disorders , bereavement and loss,or coming to terms with life changing events such as being or becoming a parent, separation or divorce, becoming a carer, redundancy and retirement. I also work with Boarding School survivors.
I offer both short term counselling and long term psychotherapy .
I have worked in the voluntary sector, in private practice, in a secondary school and in NHS (in a psychotherapy unit and for GPs).
To make an initial appointment, you can telephone 07914394814, although you may be put through to voicemail. Your voicemail message is confidential and I will respond as soon as possible.
I offer a limited number of places for those who are unable to afford the full fee.
89 Fleet St London England EC4Y 1DH United Kingdom
Sending my kindest regards
Many people find themselves struggling with difficult feelings or painful experiences. When the things that used to work for us stop working, it’s hard to know what to do. We can feel very stuck, but maybe the idea of things changing is daunting too.
Identifying the underlying nature of problems can be empowering and give space for new perspectives. We can have more choice about how we might want to go on living. I can provide the time in a safe environment for us to explore and start to understand what is going on for you
Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Counselling and psychotherapy can help you when you feel stuck and you can’t easily describe why, or if you’re struggling with change that feels painful.
I work in an integrative way, which means I’m interested in how thinking about your past and your present can help you become more integrated as a person, re-connecting the parts of you that might feel lost. I offer a safe, confidential and collaborative space where you can share your problems and, working together, we can progress towards new and deeper kinds of understanding about what may be troubling you and why.
Therapy is a valuable opportunity for you to dedicate time and space for yourself – to untangle difficult feelings, thoughts and memories. I believe strongly in a two-way therapy process, building a working relationship together to help you realise your potential and feel more connected to yourself.
What can I offer you?
How does this work?
During the sessions, we will work together to explore the issues you are faced with. The purpose of my role is to provide a collaborative environment; drawing on my professional experience and qualifications to ensure you are given the support you need.
I believe that people are resilient. Given the right environment, and the opportunity to speak freely about their experiences; the individual can accept who they are and reconnect with themselves.
Why did I become a Counsellor?
I decided to pursue a career in Counselling after working in a high pressure, corporate organisation in the City of London for many years. My desire to help others drew me towards Psychotherapy, and after training extensively and working at a number of Counselling practices; I eventually started up my own private practice in the City where I work as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist full-time, whilst continuing to work at the Counselling charities. Since starting out as a Counsellor, I have witnessed the positive change in people, which has confirmed the importance of this profession and increased my passion for supporting mental health.
Experience and Qualifications
Several years working as a Bereavement Counsellor
Several years working as a Counsellor, dealing with general mental health issues.
BACP certificate of proficiency
CPCAB level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling
CPCAB level 3 certificate in counselling studies
CPCAB level 2 certificate in counselling skills
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, working both indoors in therapy rooms and outdoors in green spaces. I am also a yoga/mindfulness teacher and I have a background of teaching creative students in Higher Education. Integrative means I can drawn on a variety of psychotherapeutic theories in my work as well as being attentive to thoughts, feelings and body sensation if appropriate. For more about me please see my website.
Who do I work with?
I work with adult individuals who experience anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties. My specialism is working with clients who have experienced childhood family disruption (bereavement/divorce/separation/abandonment) which impacts their way of being as an adult.
Culturally sensitive, I welcome diversity of age, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual identity. I will respect and understand your ideas, beliefs and values and not impose mine on you.
What happens in a session?
We will talk about what you are thinking, feeling and experiencing and explore possible connections between past and present. Depending upon what you bring, we can find ways forward to help you to feel better. Sometimes just allowing your thoughts and feelings to be shared and aired is relieving and healing.
89 Fleet St London EC4Y 1DH United Kingdom
I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Psychologist.
I have been a practicing counsellor and psychotherapist in London since 2010. I work with same-sex and opposite-sex couples/people in various relationship configurations facing relationship issues; adults dealing with a wide range of difficulties; individuals affected by domestic violence and trauma; and with the LGBTQI+ community.
My practice is inclusive of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, disabilities, and religious beliefs. I endeavour to understand and acknowledge how intersecting identities affect our lives, our relationships, and our sense of self as human beings.
As a person-centred practitioner, I aim to co-create with you a confidential and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship, in which you are accepted and facilitated to explore the causes of your distress.
During therapy, you have the opportunity to find answers to fundamental questions: Do you know who you are? Do you understand what’s happened to you? What do you want to change?
As individuals, we tend to make healthy choices when we understand ourselves and our environment better. I offer a safe and confidential space in which you can explore and make sense of your feelings, thoughts, and aspects of your self or your experiences that might have been hard to talk about before.
My qualifications include:
- PostGraduate Clinical Diploma in Person-Centred Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute, London, UK)
- Diploma/BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute, London, UK)
- MSc in Health Psychology (University of Southampton, UK)
- Psychology degree, First-class, honours (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).
I frequently attend conferences, workshops, seminars, and trainings on a variety of issues and topics for my Continuous Professional Development.
As a Full Clinical Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I abide by UKCP’s Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct.
I offer sessions in English, Spanish, or Greek, in person or online.
Areas of experience:
- Anxiety and stress
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Relationship issues
- Trauma/Post-traumatic growth
- Domestic violence/Sexual violence/Childhood abuse
- Suicidal thoughts/Self-harm
- Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diversities
- Coming out issues
- Gender and/or Sexual Identity
- Discrimination and Minority Stress
- Cultural displacement
- Chronic/Terminal Illness
- Workplace bullying
89 Fleet St London England EC4Y 1DH United Kingdom