I offer therapy sessions based on evidenced-based approaches specialized in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
Compassion Focused Therapy is a modern, integrative psychological approach founded by Prof. Paul Gilbert. It originated from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and was developed to help people that are self-critical and, as a result, face chronic psychological difficulties, such as depression and deep shame.
This therapeutic approach integrates scientific findings coming from neuroscience, evolutionary, developmental and social psychology, regarding how the human mind and emotions work, what circumstances affect us, and what can be helpful for overgrowing our problems and emotional difficulties.
One key element of the therapy is the co-creation of a therapeutic relationship based on acceptance, safeness, and cooperation. A basic component of CFT is the psychoeducation regarding the function of our minds, the way our emotions work, and how all these are shaped by our personal, social, and environmental experiences. Through this process you can understand your difficulties as a part of the common human experience and find helpful ways to cope with them.
Difficulties I can help you with
I have experience in helping people who deal with emotional difficulties, such as:
Depression – Anxiety – Worry – Shame and self-criticism – Perfectionism – Cyclothymia – Work-related stress – Panic attacks – Health anxiety – Appearance anxiety – Trauma – Relationship difficulties – Social anxiety – Phobias (e.g. fear of flight, blood phobia etc) – Low self-esteem – Anger management – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (anxiety related to intrusive thoughts) – Stress – Grief – Parental stress – Post-natal depression.
How to book a session
You can contact me for any question or to book an appointment for:
- Individual Therapy / Counselling for parents
- Online Therapy / (through the Internet or telephone)
- Ecotherapy (“Green Therapy”)
You can send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details or call me at +30 210 4829633 and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
We can arrange an online session through secure internet platforms or through the telephone.
The usual duration of a session is 50 minutes and are usually scheduled on a weekly basis. I offer brief therapy (10-12 sessions) or longer term (>12 sessions) based on your goals and needs.
I am located at 105 Makriyianni Str., Moschato, Athens, Greece.