Eirini Perantoni, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Eirini Perantoni

London NW3 Greek
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Eirini Perantoni, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Eirini Perantoni

London NW3 Greek
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My Approach

Hello, and welcome to my profile! I really appreciate you considering me as your therapist. Looking for someone to share your concerns with is a really great step towards your mental health. It is also a very brave thing to do!

My main focus is building a strong and empathic relationship with you, so we are able to explore all aspects of your self and your experience, and what they mean for you. Together, we can find ways to enhance your sense of well-being, and help you become your fuller self, however this might look like for you.

During the sessions, you are welcome to share anything you would like about past, present, or future. I am also happy to ask you questions and give insights about what you have already shared. Oftentimes, something that happened during your week, and the way you process how you felt about it, can open up a discussion about your coping patterns and way of relating to others. This in turn can help us understand yourself better, as well as how it is that you would like to live life, and how to achieve that.

I provide weekly psychotherapy sessions (currently over Zoom) at a standard time and day of the week that we can agree on together. I usually work on an open-ended, long-term basis. However, I am happy to offer shorter term contracts, at minimum six weeks, if you feel that this is what would work best for you and your situation.

About Me

I am an integrative psychotherapist, which means that I draw on a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches in order to best suit your needs. The main approaches that I utilise are: Humanistic, Psychodynamic, and Internal Family Systems.

I can provide therapy in both English and Greek.

I work with

  • 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.

Age-related issues can affect anyone- younger people might feel they are not being taken seriously enough, or time passing is concerning to them regardless of their relative youth. They might be anxious about moving too fast or too slow in life, and not passing certain milestones that previous generations seemed to accomplish more frequently at the respective age (e.g. get married, have children, own a house, have a successful career). Older people might experience more enhanced anxiety about time passing, and feel guilt about "not having done enough" in the past. Individuals are also at times concerned about their ageing relatives, or themselves ageing and worrying about arranging care for themselves or others. They might also be preparing for losing a loved one due to advanced age, and needing some help with dealing with their grief. Age is a really large topic, and at times considered taboo; however, it is also a topic worth discussing, so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have age-related concerns, no matter your actual age!
Anxiety is a very common reason to seek therapy- in fact, I would be surprised if not almost everyone in the world has some sort of anxiety. However, at times it can feel debilitating and accumulative, in the way that life itself feels very stressful and difficult. Talking to a therapist about how you experience your anxiety as well as what might be making you anxious is a really great way of being able to untangle your inner worries, and work towards leading a calmer, more enjoyable life.
People at times refer to physical and mental health as two separate entities. However, it is really important to be able to discuss your physical health with someone that can help you understand how you feel in your body, what your potential triggers might be, and how your physical and mental health might be intertwined. Oftentimes, individuals that suffer with a physical health ailment might feel loss of control over their life, which in turn leads to anxiety and depression symptoms. Being worried about you or your loved ones getting sick is also something very common that can affect your mental health, and it really does help discussing it with a professional. I have an additional interest in helping individuals with women's health issues, as well as hidden disabilities (or coming-and-going disabilities).
At times the word "relationships" seems to refer to only romantic ones, and certainly romantic relationships are an important part of life. However, a relationship can also refer to the relationship with your parents or relatives, friends, colleagues, and most importantly, yourself. A large part of the work I do aims to help individuals feel love and trust for themselves, which in turns helps them interact with others in a less stressful, and more fulfilling way.
Having been a student myself (first of Psychology, then of Psychotherapy), I understand the stresses and pressures that come from being a student. Managing the balance between your studies and personal life can be difficult enough. However, a lot of people also have additional financial pressures, not getting support from loved ones, having moved away from home and at times experiencing cultural issues, et cetera. The psychotherapy training presents its own special challenges, as its main focus is interacting with others and trying to deeply understand yourself and those around you. During the Covid-19 pandemic, students have had the additional issue of not being able to actually experience student life as it should be. If you are looking for support during your training years, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Family
  • Health-related Issues
  • Online Counselling
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Training
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

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

London Office

Eton Villas
London NW3 4SQ
UK

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Cost:

£60 per session
Concessions available for students and unemployed individuals.

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Eirini Perantoni

Eirini Perantoni

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