Effie GikaIntegrative therapist
To get the most out of the counselling process, it is important that you feel safe, supported, and comfortable sharing whatever is on your mind. Therapy is about giving you a forum where you can do just that whilst being listened to, without judgement or disruption, which sometimes doesn't happen in our everyday lives.
My clinical experience began 8 years ago at the Sangam Centre and CPPD's counselling facility in North London, where I have helped a diverse client base with their psychological well-being, and I have been running my own practice for the past two years.
The approach that I use is integrative, which means that I draw upon different techniques such as CBT, humanistic and psychodynamic, which may involve exploring links between the past and the present to help you make the decisions that are right for your future.
The areas that I specialise in include anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationship issues.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
My fee is £67 for an initial assessment session and each subsequent session.
Concessionary rates available to keyworkers, students, trainee counsellors and OAPs.
Training and qualifications
Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic integrative Counselling CPPD, 2017; Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 2016; Certificate in Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics, 2016; Certificate in Humanistic Counselling, 2014. London Metropolitan University.