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 in our 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 impact therapeutic tool as being the therapeutic relationship, a unique relationship offering the person 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. I have an academic background and I still engage in teaching and learning as a lifelong journey of personal and professional development. have 10 years of experience as a counselor and psychotherapist, working with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, loss, eating issues, relationship conflict, expressions of anger, somatisations. My areas of interest are issues of self esteem, identity, belonging, and self-actualisation. I am currently training as a yoga instructor and I 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 languages. I also have experience in running therapy groups. I currently see clients in person and via zoom at the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy premises in Jesmond.
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.