Psychotherapist & Counsellor in Highbury and Islington, North London
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I am a UKCP accredited , fully qualified Clinical Psychotherapist based in Islington, with ten years of experience offering both counselling and psychotherapy. I have nine years of experience practising in the NHS.
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 see therapy as a place where you can talk about the struggles of life without feeling alone
I offer an empathetic, non-judgemental space, where you can reflect on your experiences. Being offered that compassionate and thoughtful space, you might find that painful 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 can help you to disengage from repetitive life themes that are rooted in your past, that 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 where you feel at ease with yourself and others.
As a psychotherapist and counsellor, I view the therapeutic relationship to be a collaborative experience, that is the catalyst for positive therapeutic change. That means, that as we work together, I will attend to your experiences, and to the way we relate to each other.
My aim will be to create for you a place of safety, trust and honesty, where you can be yourself and at the same time explore different possibilities. That exploration can also shed light to your relationship with yourself and others. My ultimate goal is to support you experience self-compassion, self-esteem, and self-actualisation.
Therapy is not always easy, but it can also be a deeply rewarding experience. As a therapist, I have witnessed clients transforming their lives, and I firmly believe that with work, and with the right therapist, you can live a rich, meaningful, fulfilling life.
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 talking therapies
Affective neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology
Relational psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory
Existential- Phenomenological Psychotherapy
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.
May all that is unforgiven in you
May your fears yield
Their deepest tranquillities.
May all that is unlived in you
Blossom into a future
Graced with love.
John o Donohue
"To Come Home To Yourself"
I offer psychotherapy and counselling in North London. My clinical practice is located in Highbury and Islington . Its within easy reach of Angel, Stoke Newington, Walthamstow, Kings Cross, Euston, Camden, Hamstead Heath, Kentish town and Finsbury Park.