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Balancing Rocks

becoming who you are

Psychotherapy and Counselling for individuals and couples

About me

UKCP Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist

I am a UKCP accredited Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience, based in Newcastle Upon Tyne,

II work in a hybrid way and can offer sessions in person, online and a combination of the two.

I am originally from Greece and have lived in the UK for over 20 years. I am bilingual and can offer therapy in both languages. I am direct, potent, empathic and warm; I am also analytical and inquisitive. I offer each client a tailored therapy and relationship to suit their needs. Psychotherapy is much more than symptom relief; it is a corrective relational experience that can support a person to resume their growth and development so they can live a wholesome life and become who they are. I work in an open and collaborative way with my clients. Clients may come to therapy because something is not working in their lives and would like support to make a change; they may need to process a difficult experience, or a loss, or they may  wish to improve their relationships, get to know an aspect of themselves better, or explore what they want for themselves going forward.  I work closely with the client to make a plan for the road ahead based on their wishes and needs and keep the client in the driver seat of their life, promoting autonomy, wellbeing and resilience as integral values. My practice is trauma-informed and I am strongly invested in Equality-Diversity and Intersectionality.

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Key areas of interest and experience

Midlife transitions

Relationship difficulties 

Issues of identity including immigration 

Relationship Therapy and sexual issues

Loss and trauma 

Man Walking in Fields

The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free 
Rollo May

Qualifications 

Post graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Newman University, Birmingham

Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Northern Guild

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Northern Guild

Diploma in Clinical Supervision, Northern Guild

Certificate in Couples Counselling, The Link Centre

Certificate in Yoga Teacher Training, 200 hours, Yoga Alliance Professionals 



I see the person as an integrated whole, with affect, cognition, physicality, spirituality and behavior. To that end, therapy is a process that facilitates this integration. This integration also refers to aspects of the self, the 'false self' and the 'true self', an endeavor to get to know our 'shadow', aspects of our self, what we don't like that we don't like or want to acknowledge, so that we do not project them onto others, causing repeated hurts and relational problems. The therapist is not a 'hero' in the client's journey, the client is the 'hero'. The client's innate capacity for self healing and and his creative ability to use what is on offer leads to effective change and is the most common success factor in psychotherapy.  The therapist aims to offer the client a relationship that is a 'good fit' for them. It is well documented that clients who take the time to research and ask questions to find the right therapist for them, do better in therapy.  I work collaboratively with the client to formulate, the client's informal theory of their difficulties, and the client's theory of the change process. As a therapist, I sit alongside the client, like a passenger in the car, pointing things out, keeping an eye on the road map, providing companionship, helping the client remove their obstacles to growth, until they are able and willing to resume the journey themselves.  I believe strongly in 'physis', the internal driving force that leads people to health and actualisation, and support the client in releasing their innate potential, finding their way back to their authentic self so they can lead a fulfilling and wholesome life. I adhere to the principles of Trauma-Informed practice, namely: trust, collaboration, safety, empowerment and commitment to diversity as fundamental values at the core of my work.

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