Anthoulla Nicolaides

Counselling & Psychotherapy

in Central & North London

"Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it's having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.

Vulnerability is not a weakness; it's our greatest measure of courage"

-Brené Brown

Personal Counselling and therapy for individuals wishing to make changes

Welcome, and thank you for visiting.

My name is Anthoulla and I am an integrative and relational counsellor and psychotherapist, which means that I use a combination of theories and techniques that will help to make sense of your journey and to begin the healing process. I am a registered member of the BACP and work within their ethical standards, making sure that you are always at the centre of the therapy. I have worked in different psychotherapy environments, working with clients who have suffered from emotional, physical and childhood abuse and trauma, separation anxiety, acute loss, grief, loneliness, fear, shame, anger, suicidal thoughts and emotional difficulties. I understand the complexities of varied and diverse social, religious and cultural backgrounds and am deeply empathic and respectful of all my client's needs and their lived experiences.

One of the main bodies overseeing the accreditation and registration of counsellors and therapists in the United Kingdom is the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a BACP member, which means I have met their criteria for qualified and experienced therapists and work in accordance with their ethical framework.

Speak in confidence

Therapy takes place in a safe and supportive space, where you will be listened to with sensitivity and empathy – and without judgment.

In this space, confusing and overwhelming thoughts and feelings can be shared at your own pace, freely and confidentially.

A problem shared

Do you feel that you have trouble with a relationship or relationships; Anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings and depression or difficulty with life transitions or death? Counselling and therapy will help gain insight into your life challenges, enabling confidence, self-growth and a more fulfilling life.

Making Decisions

I believe that we all have an innate ability to heal ourselves. Working together, we can identify and overcome unconscious blocks that may be preventing you from creating the life you desire. Therapy can assist you in understanding the reasons behind your decision-making and behaviours and help you avoid unfulfilling choices.

My Approach

In my therapeutic practice, I provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their difficulties in life, relationships and childhood, and to share and express confusing and overwhelming feelings. I also work with clients who have difficulty in the workplace, often the dynamics in the workplace can be confusing and frustrating. I will help clients navigate their struggles and bring unconscious patterns of behaviour and relational difficulties to light, enabling change and more self-awareness and connection with the world around them and in relationships.

With reflection and expression, individuals can get to know themselves better, giving them a stronger sense of purpose, belonging and fulfilment enabling a more autonomous and meaningful life.

I am a relational therapist and believe that healing occurs in a collaborative relationship between the client and the psychotherapist, I will work together with you to discuss, understand and resolve anything that’s on your mind. I have a deep belief that psychotherapy can be life-changing, whether you want to make sense of your past or are stuck and want to explore new territories. I am passionate about understanding the intricacies of human existence and the factors that pose a threat to it. In my work, I prioritise my clients' well-being and personal growth and have a deep empathy for their life experiences. I aim to discover what brings them independence, joy, meaning, and purpose in life."

“ Essentially, the environment in which we grow defines who we are”

Without a doubt, our upbringing and surroundings profoundly impact the person we become. It is through our surroundings that we learn values, beliefs and behaviours that shape our identity. Childhood experiences shape adult behaviour and relationships. Our attachment patterns, shaped in childhood, can unconsciously influence how we behave and connect with others, and navigate the world around us.

“ Each time you set a healthy boundary, you say yes to more freedom”– Nancy Levin

I am curious about the boundaries we create for ourselves and towards others, do you notice that sometimes people ignore your requests or are just unaware of your needs? Do you have feelings of being let down? What would it be like to explore your fears or anxieties around boundaries, putting yourself first, and trusting your feelings rather than pushing them aside? Together we can look at this and enable deeper connections.

Qualifications and Training

○ Qualified member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

○ Advanced Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling, CPPD Counselling School (BACP Accredited)

○ Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling, CPPD Counselling School (BACP Accredited)

○ Certificates in Integrative Humanistic Counselling, CPTA Counselling School (BACP Accredited)

Experience

○ Caris Islington Bereavement Counsellor

○ Caris Islington Acute Loss due to Covid

○ CPPD Counselling Anxiety, OCD, Eating Disorders, Fears for your future

○ One Therapy Contemporary counselling and psychotherapy

Certificates and further CPD

○ Attachment and Complex Trauma

○ Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice

○ Trauma

○ Working with Suicide

○ Bereavement & Grief

○ Working with gender and relationship diversity

○ Eating Disorders

○ Psychiatry

○ Psychopathology and psychodynamics

○ Time Limited Counselling

My Location

I work from my private practice in the following locations, Hanley Road N4, Highgate N6 and Oxford Circus W1. The locations are therapy practice centres that have quiet, calm and private rooms, and are close to The City, The West End, Highbury & Islington, Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Highgate and the surrounding areas.

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Getting to me

Hanley Road Stroud Green Crouch End N4

The nearest tube station is Finsbury Park on the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines (12 mins walk). There is also overground at Finsbury Park.

The nearest overground station is Crouch Hill (3 min walk).

Bus routes W3, W7 and 210 all stop within 1 minutes walk.

Parking

Pay & display parking is available on Sparsholt Rd, Japan Crescent, Mount Pleasant Crescent.

Access to the building

On arrival please scroll through to the room names using the up and down arrows on the keypad. Find the room which you are appointed to use and press the button with the bell symbol at the bottom of the key pad and I will buzz you in.

Lloyd Baker Street Islington WC1X

A Short walk from Kings Cross and The Angel tube and rail stations.

Several Bus routes available.

Pay & Display available on Surrounding streets.

On arrival please Press Buzzer 6.


Sessions

Prior to your first visit I will confirm which room we are using.

Sessions

Sessions are held weekly in person or online and each session lasts 50 minutes. Initially, I will carry out an in-depth assessment and thereafter I offer open-ended therapy.

Fees

My rates start from £80 per session.


Please email me for more information, and availability and to arrange a free initial online consultation or to book a first session.

"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself” – Rumi

Get in Touch

Feel free to contact me using the online form below if you have any questions about how counselling or psychotherapy works, or to arrange an initial free online consultation. A consultation will enable us to discuss why you are considering coming to counselling and to find out a little more about each other so that we can decide if we can continue with your therapy in a meaningful way. I am happy to answer any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment. Please include a little background about yourself and why you are seeking therapy now in your message. Thank you.