Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings that you have.
Sometimes, the term ‘counselling’ is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a specific type of therapy in its own right.
Other psychological therapies include psychotherapy and relationship therapy (which could be between members of a family, a couple or work colleagues). Whether it is Counselling or another type of talking therapy which is provided will be down to the individual therapist and the client’s needs.
Our low-cost counselling is available Monday to Thursday, 9.30am to 5pm to people on low or no income.
Cost: £12 to £35
For this counselling we require that you ask your GP or health professional to fill in our referral form. Many health professionals have copies of these forms already, otherwise they need to contact us.
We are accepting new referrals for in-person, Zoom and telephone based counselling.
Once the referral form is received, we will make an appointment with you for an assessment interview. During the assessment interview we will discuss what we can offer, and you will get to choose one of the therapies listed above.
Self-referral counselling is provided by our team of therapists who are experienced counsellors and psychotherapists and provide therapy at a reasonable fee with some concessionary spaces. They offer flexibility of long or short term therapy, and at a time that is suitable for you.
Cost: £35 to £65
Please review the counsellor profiles below and fill out the enquiry form.
I am a qualified humanistic integrative counsellor with over 15 years of counselling experience and adhere to BACP code of ethics.
I strongly believe that counselling helps when we feel that the demands of life seem to outweigh our ability to cope. Talking therapy will provide you with help to explore issues that may be affecting you. I provide you with a space to enable you to feel empowered and supported. We will work together to explore your feelings, whilst ensuring you are given every opportunity to just ‘be’. You can bring to the session any issues and/or feelings that you want to share. You will be listened to, and supported, throughout your counselling process and during your personal growth.
I can help with issues such as anxiety/depression trauma, relationship issues, family difficulties, abuse, self esteem and confidence building. What invariably every person who attends counselling is looking for, is to feel better! The benefits of therapy are far reaching and include:
I've a Diploma in humanistic counselling (CPPD), an Advanced diploma in humanistic counselling (CPPD) and
vast experience of supporting adults, young people and children with a range of different issues.
I am a fully qualified UK trained counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.
My core philosophy is Humanistic and initial training as a counsellor is the Person-centred approach however, I do work in a relational integrative approach. I work with adults, couples, families and individuals. Contacting a therapist might seem daunting at first, but I aim to help you make sense of difficult thoughts and feelings in a sensitive and non-judgemental way. Talking about your problems in confidence can feel relief and help you feel less alone and overwhelmed.
As a psychotherapist, I am an empathic, integrative counsellor where I will enable you to empower yourself to change. The key for change is the therapeutic relationship between us which is that of trust, congruence, honesty, being genuine and acceptance. Therapy is a life-long journey of personal development, growth, to self actualise and to be fulfilled as an individual.
Carl Rogers wrote that 'We are the Authors of our Lives.' I write articles on Mental Health Issues which have been published in the UK press and I also am on LIVE radio for a London based radio station appearing weekly discussing psychological issues.
I am fluent in English and spoken Greek.
I am a fully qualified and NCS registered CBT/ REBT Therapist and a trainee EMDR Therapist. I offer face-to-face, phone and online counselling to identify and challenge any negative thinking patterns and behaviour - which maybe causing clients difficulties. Helping the client to change the way they feel about situations and enable them to adapt their behaviour in future.
This may range from Anxiety, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Low Self-Esteem, Panic Disorder, Bereavement, Bullying, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Separation and Divorce, Stress, Trauma, Addiction, OCD, Phobias, PTSD, Panic Attacks and Trauma – helping people understand more about their conditions and help them to make better choices for themselves and deal with the problems.
My primary concern in therapy is to create a therapeutic alliance that would help people to feel safe to express their concerns as openly as they can. I try to understand the problems people encounter in living and accordingly use CBT/ REBT model - which focuses on how thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect feelings and behaviours and teaches coping skills for dealing with different problems. Or using Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) - which is an eight-phase therapeutic approach that facilitates the resolution of distressing experiences (often traumatic memories).
With my track record of helping clients solve their problems and my academic training in CBT/REBT, I have developed a keen interest in how people negotiate complex feelings of belonging and help to reshape their sense of identity. I enjoy working with people from diverse cultural background. As a treatment, I maintain a high standards policy of strict confidentiality - adhering to the guidelines of National Counselling Society and I am a member of BABCP.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of coming to see me, get in touch to arrange an initial session.
For referrers, and GPs:
Guided Imagery and Music is a type of music psychotherapy, which helps the client to use their imagination to project a symbolic journey onto the music, as they listen. Through using carefully chosen programmes of music designed to address presenting issues and breathwork and relaxation techniques, deeper layers of the self can be accessed. This can help the client to better understand their motivations and unconscious attitudes, and to discover and develop internal resources to help them function in their daily lives.
A full length GIM session is suitable for anyone who can symbolise and has enough ego strength to explore the unconscious, but it is unsuitable for anyone with a psychosis, because of the danger of fragmentation. However GIM can be modified and adapted by using shorter, less complex music, and drawing or writing to music, in order to ensure the client remains safe.
GIM is suitable for people suffering with anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma, and studies have shown it can be helpful in aiding relaxation and pain management. It can also be a transformative and transpersonal therapy for those seeking change on this level.
I am a HCPC Registered Music Therapist and have more than 20 years experience in the field of mental health.
About Guided Imagery and Music (GIM)
Are you looking for something different? I am a fully qualified music therapist with over 20 years’ experience in the field of mental health. I have recently completed a post MA training in a type of music psychotherapy called Guided Imagery and Music, which I provide at the Stress Project.
GIM sessions involve relaxation, breathwork and listening to carefully chosen pieces of music to help you address presenting issues. By listening in a relaxed state, deeper layers of the psyche can be accessed, (much like Jung’s Active Imagination technique), and parts of the self can be encountered and worked with on a symbolic level. GIM can help you uncover and work with unconscious attitudes, find different perspectives on presenting issues, and discover hidden resources to support you in your life. Insights from the sessions can be further processed through mandala work, and I have also trained with the Creating Mandalas team and Suzanne Fincher, in the use of mandalas to aid reflection, integration, and personal insight.
GIM is suitable for people suffering with anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma, and can be helpful in aiding relaxation and pain management. It can also be a transformative and transpersonal therapy for those seeking change on this level. Time and again, I have seen music’s creative power touch people and help them find new solutions to life’s issues. It is a privilege to accompany clients on their creative journey, and I strongly believe in the importance of offering a safe, secure space to explore whatever the client wishes to bring, through the creative use of music and mandalas.
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I can change." - Carl Rogers.
Trained in the Person-Centred approach of Counselling and Therapy, my aim as Counsellor is to develop a therapeutic relationship, giving full attention to the whole person, through deep and empathic listening, holding a space where we can explore and reflect together; worries, pain and experiences that may cause mental distress and stagnation in your life. My purpose as a therapist is to create the optimal conditions where deep self-learning inductive to a lasting change can take place.
I work with: Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Addictions, abuse, low self-esteem and difficult relationships