I have always been drawn to understanding human behaviour, what makes us who we are, what makes us react differently to similar events and what makes us make the decisions we make. As a result of this passion I studied Philosophy and Psychology. After graduation, I was drawn into organisational psychology and studied Human Resources as I felt I could utilise my knowledge and skills within organisational settings. After working in the field of Human Resources for a few years, I decided to train as a therapeutic counsellor to deepen my understanding of human behaviour and to work on an individual basis with clients.  Since then, I never looked back. I love my job and knowing that I could make a difference, even the tiniest one, to somebody's well-being is what ignites my passion for this job.

I work as an Integrative Counsellor.  What that means? Counsellors and psychotherapists have different trainings and have different ways of working with clients. There is Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, person-centred therapy, existential therapy to name but a few. Some therapists practice only one type of therapy, but others, my self included, do not feel that one type of therapy is sufficient to address the uniqueness of each client. I integrate two or more types of therapies to offer a customised therapeutic approach that suits your needs and personality. 

The cornerstone of my therapeutic work is to create a trustful, accepting and authentic relationship with the client and to allow them to grow to their full potential. I work with what the client brings in the sessions, whether it is past experiences, present problems or future outlook. We work on understanding thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviours, the way all of them interlink and use interventions that could lead to change and improvements in the client's well being. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (currently studying)
  • Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders
  • Essential Obesity: Psychological approaches
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Master's Degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations

I have worked as a counsellor for a Higher Education setting, for two large mental health charities and in private practice, providing therapy to clients from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds presenting with diverse issues. I have also worked as an HR practitioner utilising counselling skills in a diverse range of sectors such as the NHS, International Development and Telecommunications.

I am a registered member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Counselling in Greek is also available.

Address
Unit 2, Beasley's Yard

126 High Street
Uxbridge
Greater London
UB8 1JU