Counselling & Psychotherapy
in Central & North London
“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light"
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. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) 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 childhood trauma, acute loss, grief, loneliness, fear, shame, anger, suicidal thoughts and emotional difficulties. I work with people from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds with varied and diverse problems and issues.
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
Counselling with me takes place in a safe space, where I will listen with sensitivity and empathy – and without judgment.
Do you have confusing and disturbing thoughts that you are afraid to share? In this space thoughts and feelings can be shared slowly, freely and in confidence. In this space who you are and your personal growth matters.
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–do you struggle with everyday life and find it hard to get on top of it? Counselling and talking to a therapist gives us a set of tools that we can use to help gain a better understanding of what’s causing these problems – and how we can move towards managing or resolving them.
I believe that we all have an innate ability to heal ourselves, and by working together we can begin the process of breaking down unconscious blocks that may be hindering your creating the life that you would like to have. You can gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing and begin to understand why you act or react to situations the way that you do, and look at how you can start to make better, healthier decisions moving forward.
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 believe that therapy can 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.
I deeply trust each person's uniqueness and resourcefulness and believe that with reflection and expression, clients can get to know themselves better, giving them a stronger sense of meaning, purpose, belonging and fulfilment.
I am a relational therapist and believe that healing takes place within the relationship between the psychotherapist and the client. I have a deep belief that psychotherapy can be life-changing, whether you want to understand your past or are stuck and want to explore new territories. I am interested in the existential life of people and therefore will look at what threatens a person’s existence, and what affects their connections. I pay attention to the needs and growth of my clients, and I explore what brings joy, meaning and purpose to their lives.
Sibling relationships, illness and death.
How do our first attachments and oldest relationships affect us? somehow these very important relationships are often left unexplored. If there is a rupture in these relationships or they become ill or suffer a death how do we deal with the complexities of these situations? and how do they influence present-day relationships?
“ 'No' is a complete sentence.”– Anne Lamott
You don't need to explain or justify why you are saying no.
I am curious about the boundaries that we create for ourselves and towards others, do you notice that sometimes you feel that people ignore your requests or are just unaware of your needs? Do you have feelings of being let down? If the answer is yes to any of these then you may have issues around boundaries. What would it be like to explore your fears or anxieties around boundaries, putting yourself first, and caring about your feelings rather than pushing them aside? Together we can look at this and enable deeper connections and more fulfilment in your life.
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)
○ 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
○ Working with Suicide
○ Bereavement & Grief
○ Working with gender and relationship diversity
○ Eating Disorders
○ Psychopathology and psychodynamics
○ Time Limited Counselling
I work from my private practice in two locations in North London, Hanley Road N4, and Lloyd Baker Street, Islington WC1X. The locations are therapy practice centres and have quiet, calm and private rooms, and are close to The City, Highbury & Islington, Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Highgate and the surrounding areas.
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.
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.
Prior to your first visit I will confirm which room we are using.
Sessions are held weekly in person and each session lasts 50 minutes. Initially, I will carry out an in-depth assessment and thereafter I offer open ended therapy.
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself” – Rumi