Psychotherapist & Counsellor in Highbury and Islington, North London
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I am a UKCP accredited, fully qualified Psychotherapist based in Islington, with a decade of clinical experience offering both counselling and psychotherapy.
I offer both short-term and long-term therapy, depending on what is needed. As a therapist, I honour your uniqueness and fine-tune my work to meet your needs. I offer psychotherapy in English and Greek.
How I Work
I offer an empathetic, non-judgemental space, where you can reflect on your experiences and dissolve your sense of 'aloneness' in the presence of confusing feelings. Being offered that compassionate and thoughtful space, you might find that difficult life events become more ‘digestible’. You might also find that you are more able to make sense of your experiences, and to connect with your aspirations. Therapy is essentially a place of self-discovery. A place where you can reflect on your life’s gains and losses, tap on your resources, and explore the life you would like to live.
If you wish to look at deep seated issues, I can help you to disengage from repetitive life themes that are rooted in your past and cause you discomfort in your present. My role is to support you in your movement from a space of stagnation and rumination, to a place of vitality, where you feel at ease with yourself and others.
Being a Relational psychotherapist and counsellor, I view the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative experience, that lies at the heart of the healing process. My aim will be to create for you a therapeutic space of safety, trust and honesty, where you can be yourself and at the same time explore different possibilities.
My ultimate goal is to help you let go of relational patterns that no longer serve you, to help you shift your inner-criticism to inner-guidance, and to help you experience self-compassion, self-esteem and self-fulfilment.
I appreciate that life can be challenging for all of us.
We all experience different challenges in life, but we also share experiences of pain that are at the heart of our humanity (e.g. loss, bereavement).
You might come to therapy because of a particular life event, because of a long-standing discomfort, or because you experience lack of meaning and purpose in life.
I practice as a Relational Integrative psychotherapist, drawing from different theories so that I tailor my work to fit you needs. My theoretical background is based on:
Research on the effectiveness of psychotherapy
Affective neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology
Relational psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory
I also acknowledge the complexity and wonder of life that cannot be reduced to dry theories. I see psychotherapy as a knowledgeable and soulful practice that aims to enrich your lived experience.