About Me

I have had the privilege of sharing people’s journeys since 2008 when I began counselling. For me counselling is vocational, I feel passionately that everyone should be able to access counselling services of a high standard. I strive to be open, non-judgemental and empathic, ultimately allowing you to be who you want to be.

Counselling & psychotherapy is a confidential space to talk about issues that may cause you discomfort and interruption of your daily life. In working through issues, therapy will give you strength to carry on and live your life with more emotional freedom.

I work with most issues and will call you to discuss these initially before appointments. I have more expertise with childhood and adult abuse survivors, religious based issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem and identity based issues.

You can expect to experience:

  • A safe, confidential space to explore your feelings and concerns.
  • Be listened to by a trained counsellor who will offer focus, challenge and clarity.
  • Be challenged about some of the unhelpful feelings and behaviours that may be hindering your growth.
  • Encouragement to make positive choices for yourself.

Eleni Kypridemos

Professional Counselling Services & Training

Counselling & Why Counselling

I offer traditional face to face counselling with a qualified therapist. Some issues that may bring you to counselling include:

  • Insecurity, jealousy, abuse, lack of intimacy, communication issues, isolation, loneliness despair, emptiness, suffering
  • Stress at work and home
  • Loss and bereavement, low self esteem, lack of control or the need to control
  • Childhood memories, dissatisfaction and lack of meaning, guilt, self blame , self criticism, self abuse, shame
  • Fear, anxiety, depression, suicidal feelings, anger, resentment, betrayal, self destructive behaviour, rejection, abandonment
  • Lack of trust, overwhelming emotions, difficulties with self assertion

LIVE Online Counselling – Available Now

  • You can use our online Live Chat or telephone counselling at a time that works for you. Contact Me to book.
  • Live Chat allows you to talk to a trained counsellor in real time. Sessions last 50mins.
  • Whatever you tell us is confidential, and you can use it whenever you like. Live Chat is also a great way to find out more about face-to-face counselling.
  • Payment is required via PayPal (either by account or credit/debit card).

Training

I offer training for individuals, groups and work based on counselling skills, reflection and client work. Training can be tailored for your requirements. I have delivered guest lectures for Newman University College and University of Birmingham. I also have completed, Mental Health First Aid, Assisst Suicide Training and Working with Learning Difficulties and Sexual Abuse.

Clinical Supervision

I offer both counselling and non counselling related supervision for professionals and companies. Timings are flexible to your needs and student rates available.

Prices & Availability

Sesssion Prices

£20 initial appointment (50mins)
£40 per counselling session (50mins)
£40 per supervision hour (60mins)
We accept cash or cheque. You are not obligated to pay for multiple sessions upfront.
24hr cancellation notice is required; appointments not cancelled in good time will be charged the full session price.

Concessions

Concessionary places are available, I have allocated a couple of spaces for people whose income is below the minimum wage and am happy to discuss a concessionary fee with them. Block booking concessions are available on request.

Is there a cancellation fee?

Yes. I require at least 48 hours notice of cancellation and I charge half the full fee for cancelled or non-attended sessions as I still have to cover costs. If you give me less than 24 hours notice I will charge the full fee for cancellation.

Availability

Appointments are available throughout the day, including evenings and weekends.

Facilities

I work privately from a dedicated counselling room. There is parking available. At the moment we do not offer waiting room or WC facilities.

  Work Experience

My experience has been predominantly working with vulnerable people and includes; military personnel, sexual abuse survivors, perpetrators/offending behaviour, alcohol and substance misuse, addiction, children and young people, homelessness, young adults, older adults, family and friend supports, refugee/asylum seeker.

Areas I have most experience working with are:

Trauma, PTSD, physical health, sexual abuse, physical abuse/domestic violence, work based issues, adult and child bullying, anxiety, bereavement, emotional abuse, gambling, low self-confidence/esteem, miscarriage, OCD, phobias, Spirituality, cultural Issues, religion and religious based abuse, post natal depression, relationship issues, self-harm/self injury, smoking, suicidal thoughts and personal growth/development.

  Counselling Approach

I trained as an Integrative Counselling Therapist. This is when several distinct models of counselling and psychotherapy are used together. With experience and further training I have found comfort in working with other approaches also to include:

Person centred (Devised by Carl Rogers and also called “Client-Centred” or “Rogerian” counselling, this is based on the assumption that a client seeking help in the resolution of a problem they are experiencing, can enter into a relationship with a counsellor who is sufficiently accepting and permissive to allow the client to freely express any emotions and feelings).

Solution Focus & Brief Therapy (this promotes positive change rather than dwelling on past problems. Clients are encouraged to focus positively on what they do well and to set goals and work out how to achieve them. As little as 3 or 4 sessions may be beneficial).

Transpersonal (this describes any form of counselling or therapy which places emphasis on spirituality, human potential or heightened consciousness. It includes psychosynthesis).

  Code of Ethics

I am an Accredited and Registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy which means that:

  • I have demonstrated the capacity for independent, competent, ethical practice.
  • I adhere to the BACP code of ethics.
  • I receive regular supervision.
  • I undertake ongoing professional development.

I am committed to Equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice. I was responsible in previous employment for development of equal opportunities policies. I currently only counsel in English however am fluent in Greek.