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.
I am originally from Greece and have been living in the UK for 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 10 years of experience as a counselor and psychotherapist, working with 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 currently training and practising as a yoga instructor and I naturally integrate breath, mindfulness and movement in my practice when suitable and following the needs and desires of the client. I am bilingual and practice in both English and Greek. I work with couples and I also have experience in running therapy groups. I offer online and in person sessions.
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.