Georgia Giannopoulou, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Georgia Giannopoulou

Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE2 English, Greek
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Georgia Giannopoulou, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Georgia Giannopoulou

Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE2 English, Greek
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My Approach

I am an Integrative Humanistic psychotherapist with Transactional Analysis (TA) as my core modality. Integrative psychotherapy is about supporting a person in integrating conflicting, unacknowledged, and unknown parts of themselves which limit their life, in releasing their spontaneity, and the natural life force supporting us to live and engage fully with all that life brings. I am existentially minded, considering life challenges as the way our common human concerns are manifesting for each one of us in different ways at different life stages.
I am direct and open and use the here-and-now relationship in my work. I bring a number of theories and techniques to the service of the client including a range of creative media but I see the most impactful therapeutic tool as being the therapeutic relationship.
This is a unique relationship offering the client the opportunity to experience full and unconditional confirmation for who they are and a secure base from which to examine and explore their experiences of themselves, relationships and life.

About Me

I am originally from Greece and have been living in the UK for over 20 years. Part of my journey has been academia and I still engage in teaching and learning as a lifelong journey of personal and professional development. I have over 10 years of experience as a counselor and psychotherapist, working with individuals and couples on a range of issues. My areas of interest are issues of self-esteem, identity, belonging, and self-actualisation, relationship to our body including eating and sustaining fulfilling relationships. I am a qualified yoga instructor and I naturally integrate breath, mindfulness and movement in my practice when suitable, following the needs and desires of the client. I am bilingual and practice in both English and Greek. I also have experience in running therapy groups. I work with couples on a variety of issues including understanding and managing conflict, improving communication, managing separations, sexual issues, life transitions. I offer both online and in person sessions.

I work with

  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I am passionate in my work with couples of all orientations and relationships. I have succesfully worked with a number of couples and helped them reconnect, speak their truth, improve how they communicate, find themselves and the other again, or even decide that it is the end of the road for them, and to do so with integrity and respect for each other and the relationship. Every couple and every relationship is unique; I provide a holding and safe environment to experiment, to be vulnerable and to be with each other whilst facilitating enriching dialogues and helping couples towards their goals.
I have experience not least my own, of working with people living in different settings than the ones they grew up in, or their original family comes from, to understand and create an integration of the parts of themselves and choicefully find congruent ways of being that include their intersections.
I have worked with individuals who have been in abusive or coercive relationships regain their sense of self, work through the feelings and traumas associated with these experiences , find safety and make healthy choices for their lives.
I have ongoing experience of working with Adults faced with eating difficulties, and body dysmorphia, including students. I understand eating difficulties as unhelpful coping mechanisms and a disconnection from the body as seperate, compounded by the media and societal/peer expectations of what a body should look like. I work with people to help them understand the psychological processes that maintain these patterns and to develop self compassion and better strategies for managing life that lead to contentment, acceptance and connection to themselves and others.
Stress is a common presenting issue that can arise from a variety of circumstances and manifest differently for each person in different times in their life. A healthy level of stress can be helpful, it is when a person is unable to deal with stresses in their life because of their past experiences or the level of stress. Using mindfulness, breathing, reality testing, understanding distorted thinking and unhelpful coping strategies, I support individuals in feeling in control of their lives.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist
  • Intersubjective Psychotherapist
  • Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Couple Issues
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Identity Problems
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Separation
  • Stress

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

Newcastle-upon-Tyne Office

Northern Guild for Psychotherapy
83 Jesmond Road
Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE2 1NH

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To be discussed

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
  • Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Intersubjective Psychotherapy College (PCIPC)
Georgia Giannopoulou

Georgia Giannopoulou

Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE2

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