Vagelis DimitriouIntegrative counsellor
It is not always easy to ask for help when we need it and it is a brave thing to do to admit to ourselves when something needs to change. I imagine you are here because you want help with something in your life.
Counselling is not about just listening and it certainly is not about me telling you what to do.
I will listen to your story, help you express feelings and thoughts and make sense of them; assist you in finding common themes and meanings behind the words, help you clarify and express what you truly want from your life. I will also aid you to recognise unhelpful patterns and obstacles that get in the way of what you want for yourself and release them, if needed, and ultimately change your circumstances. It will be you that will make the choices and make all that happen. My role is to support and guide you to your innate resilience, hope and capacity for change.
There are so many different situations and circumstances that are challenging and cause us pain and suffering: anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, loneliness, lack of purpose, shame, bereavement and so on.. Counselling can provide support and help us lead a happier, more fulfilling life.
Ultimately, I believe we all have the answers we need within us and my goal is to assist you find your own answers and ways to live the life you want.
Areas I have worked with include anger, stress and anxiety, depression, abuse, guilt and shame, goal achievement, pregnancy and childbirth, building confidence and relationship issues amongst others . I provide short term therapy, or open ended depending on your needs.
Finding the right therapist, one that you feel comfortable with to share what’s going on in your life, is very important and it can often feel daunting. That’s why I offer all prospective clients a free introductory session to see how we feel in each other’s company, how we might work together and explore how I may be of help to you.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Issues often worked with
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Training and qualifications
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Integrative Counselling