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Marianna Sidiropoulou, MSC, BSC MBPSS, HCPC REG.
Marianna Sidiropoulou is a HCPC registered clinical psychologist. She is a practicing psychotherapist with 12 years of experience and a member of the British Psychological Society. Ms Sidiropoulou studied psychology at Southampton University and completed her MSc Counselling Psychology at City University of London. She was subsequently trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Hellenic Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Greece. She is currently conducting her doctoral research on Women and Leadership at Birkbeck, University of London.
Her dual background of clinical and organisational psychology has brought a wealth of experience on stress, psychosomatic illness, personality disorders and relationship difficulties on both the personal and workplace life. She has treated an array of cases deemed “difficult” with perseverance and success.
Ms Sidiropoulou’s other area of expertise is motherhood, the mother-infant early relationship and the challenges mothers face with their new role like post natal depression, identity, body and emotions. Her work and focus on the feminine, has led her to do substantial clinical work with women in groups and on an individual basis.visit website
Dr. Christos Papakyriakopoulos, PhD, MSc, MA, PGDip, Bed, UKCP
Christos is a UKCP registered Highly Specialist Systemic and Family Psychotherapist.
He has a Ph.D. in Psychology from UCL, University of London on Development and Psychopathology, an MSc in Family & Systemic Psychotherapy, MA Psych, PG Dip in Systemic Practice, BEd.
Christos has a long experience as a psychology researcher since the 1990s. As a highly specialist Systemic Psychotherapist he has over the years and is actively training educators, trainee psychologists and social workers in Systemic Psychotherapy principles, methods and techniques in the NHS in Surrey where he leads 2 Family Psychotherapy clinics.
Christos’ most rewarding work, though, comes from receiving direct feedback from his clients over the years whom report how they have been helped and guided to lead a happier life by acknowledging the nature of their relational difficulties, by identifying negative interaction patterns, and by creating together a new path towards “positive change” in their dealings with diversity issues, as well as major emotional and behavioural challenges.
He works with: relationship crises, bi-national couples, cultural differences, affairs, major life challenges like bereavement, employment issues, low/depressive mood, existential difficulties, identity issues, LGBT, ADHD and ASD family support systems, communication and emotional regulation challenges.
His Psychotherapy practice helps individuals, couples and families construct a “safe space” for risk taking conversations to take place within a non-judgmental stance.
Christos offers face to face (also skype) sessions in English and in Greek in his two practices in the Harley Street area on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays as well as in Surrey.
To contact him please call or text on 07876 524 525 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org website
Christos Papalekas Bsc, Msc Psychology, Dip Counselling, PGDip Psychology, Msc REBT&CBT
I am Registered (HCPC) Counseling Psychologist. I am also a BABCP accredited CBT and REBT psychotherapist. I have been working for the Priory Psychiatric Hospital over the last eight years, offering group and individual therapy for a wide range of emotional problems such as Depression, Assertiveness, Self Esteem, Anxiety and Panic Disorders. I have also been working at the Priory Well Being Centre at Fenchurch Street for the last four years. I have also been offering clinical supervision.
Furthermore, I am accredited EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) psychotherapist, offering treatment for traumatic experiences and Post-traumatic stress disorder. I have been extensively trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness based practices, which I use a lot in my clinical practice.
I can offer face-to-face sessions in English or in Greek.
My office is based in West Wickham (Kent) and in Harley Street.
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- Phone number: 07930852031
Fay Kalapoda, MSc, BSc (Hons), PGDipCBT, MAREBT, BABCP Accred
I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT therapist) that specializes in REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy).
I have had more than 10 years working in mental health (more specifically, in Higher Education, the NHS and privately) and I am the Honorary Secretary of AREBT and the REBT SIG Branch Liaison Officer for BABCP.
CBT is a time-limited therapy and often within 6-8 sessions you will see significant results. During this type of therapy you will learn to change your unhelpful feelings and behaviours through exploring and changing your thinking about past, present or future life events.
Rather than focusing on what is outside your control you will learn valuable tools and techniques on how to help yourself by changing what is within your control.
My goal as a therapist is for you to leave therapy having built a tool-kit for life and having the confidence to help yourself in the future and cope effectively with life’s challenges.
I can offer face to face, phone or Skype sessions; in English or in Greek.
My office is based in Liverpool street, Harley Street and Stratford.
I am also able to offer life coaching and business/leadership coaching sessions.
Phone Number: 07999960881 (please text your name and request)
Marina Christoforidou, BSC MA
I am a qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic council (BPC). I work with people to help them make more conscious choices in life and to eventually break repetitive patterns. Psychoanalytic-Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is an effective therapeutic approach that helps people make sense of and deal with emotional difficulties.
I am particularly interested in helping people manage and understand the emotional difficulties caused by migration. The process of living in a foreign country could be exciting but also overwhelming and -possibly- traumatic. I provide a safe space to explore this experience.
I offer therapy in both Greek and English. Please visit my personal website for additional information mindthemind.co.uk/home/
Eleni Baizani, BSc, MA in Clinical Psychology, MA in Counselling, CPsychol, MBACP
I am a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society, and a qualified Counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have over 15 years of experience in counselling adults and young people with a wide range of emotional issues, both in Greece and in the UK. I specialise in stress, anxiety, depression, panic disorders, parenting issues, relationship problems, work related issues, life transitions and bereavement. I also provide support on emotional difficulties that arise from immigration.
My extensive training and experience in different psychotherapeutic approaches (psychodynamic, person-centred, systemic, behavioural), enable me to apply the interventions that best meet your individual needs and pace. I provide a confidential, non-judgemental and safe counselling space, where you will feel listened to and valued. Within this supportive environment, we will work together to shed light on unhelpful patterns of behaviour, dysfunctional relationships, painful feelings, traumatic events or any other barriers that prevent you from experiencing the life you wish for. Being more self-aware can help you make better choices, implement changes and reach your full potential.
I am committed to supporting individuals to access a more balanced, productive and fulfilling life.
My therapy practice is located at Hampstead Heath.
I offer therapy both in English and in Greek
Ari Sotiriou, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
I can provide you with a friendly, calm confidential and professional environment in which to talk through your difficulties and work together towards a positive outcome.
Things I may be able to help with:
- Relationship issues – particularly when there is a pattern of things repeating
- Feeling sad, lost and isolated
- Panic disorder
- Struggling with a loss or bereavement
- Difficulties with self-confidence and self-esteem
- Having difficulty adjusting to life changes
- Struggling to contain anger or tears
I offer psychotherapy for depression and counselling in central and south-west London in English, in Greek and French.
My consultation rooms are in central London conveniently located near Victoria Station and London Bridge Station.
In East Sheen SW London, where I work mornings, my consultation room is part of the Sheen Lane Health Centre. The health centre has facilities such as wheelchair access and lift as well as on site parking.
telephone: 078 9999 3362
Chryssa Chalkia Integrative Psychotherapist & Counsellor MA., ADV. DIP., BSC., DIP., CERT. BACP REG., UKCP ACCRED.
Are you in a space where you feel overwhelmed, stressed or depressed? Do you feel stuck and unsatisfied with your life? Do you struggle managing your emotions or controlling your behaviour? Is work taking over your life? Take action and let’s talk. Together we can find new ways of managing your difficulties, understand yourself better and live a more balanced and fulfilling life.
I am a UKCP accredited Integrative Psychotherapist and BACP qualified Counsellor. I practice in the NHS and privately, which has helped me gain extensive experience working with adults with a wide range of difficulties, from feelings of depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, difficult relationships and workplace problems to diagnosed mental health conditions.
My office is located in Central & North West London. I offer short and long term therapy tailored to individual’s needs in both Greek & English.
In my practice I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment to explore and understand your experiences, relieve emotional difficulties or examine destructive behavioral patterns. Therapy can help you feel more confident, take responsibility about who you are and how you want to live your life.
I qualified in Counselling & Psychology in 2006. I hold an MA in Psychoanalysis, MA & Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, BSc(Hons) & Diploma in Psychology & Counselling and a Certificate in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) & Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
To find more, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
Call / text 07941 487 423 or
Evi Takopoulou, CBT Psychotherapist
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, accredited member of BACP and HCPC registered psychologist.
I have been working with individuals helping them improve their quality of life by focusing on every day challenging situations, emotional and anxiety difficulties, stress, self-esteem and work related issues, adaptation and transition difficulties.
Also, I have been working with young children and adolescents, offering support to them and their families for a wide range of emotional and behavioral difficulties, anger issues, anxiety disorders, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorder, dyslexia and transition difficulties. I also provide family consultation.
In a confidential environment you will be supported to make changes in your life by respecting your own pace of change and by using useful techniques for coping with life challenges in the present and future.
I am based in Central London and I offer therapy in English and Greek.
tel: 07583 727 454