Nikolina E. Stratigaki Counselling Psychologist Parenting & Relationship CounsellorCounselling and Psychotherapy are umbrella terms to describe a range of talking therapies that are provided by psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors. As trained professionals we work with our clients, examining their mental health issues and exploring underlying problems that may be the cause, with the aim to reduce psychological discomfort and improve psychological well-being.

Therapy is a very personal journey. It aims at helping you understand your internal conflicts and at finding better and more effective methods of coping but also of changing the ways in which you manage your thoughts and behaviour, towards yourself and others, thereby improving your emotional as well as your overall wellbeing.

As a Counselling Psychologist I have trained in using various theoretical models in my practice. These include among others Person Centred Therapy (PCT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and the Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). During the initial assessment I suggest the appropriate therapeutic approach, based both on my clinical experience and my knowledge of scientific studies. Collaboration is central to the way I work, therefore I always respect the clients’ preference on how to deal with their difficulties.

SESSIONS

The initial appointment – assessment – lasts for half an hour, while subsequent sessions last for a full hour. The initial assessment gives you the chance to discuss the reasons that brought you to therapy and what are your hopes and expectations of the process. At the end of the assessment I will share my initial understanding of your issues and explain the therapeutic plan that I believe will help us go further. This will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have and express any concerns. Your attendance to the assessment does not bind you to further sessions. Many people who are not sure if psychotherapy is for them book an assessment to help them make that decision. It is solely your decision whether you want to book the next session at that time or whether you want to take some time to decide if psychotherapy is the right path for you at that moment and if I’m the right therapist for you.

APPOINTMENTS

To book a session please contact me directly either by phone, email. For more information please click here.

CONFIDENTIALITY

From our initial telephone contact, anything said remains confidential. Your personal information as well as your session notes are covered by professional confidentiality and they cannot be disclosed to anyone without your written consent (Law 991 of 117/20,12,1979, Article 9, FEK Α 278). There are a few exceptions to the rules but all these issues are discussed in more detail during the assessment.

COST

The initial assessment is half an hour and costs €35. Subsequent sessions are an hour long, take place weekly and are charged at €60 per session. Weekly sessions are essential to the therapeutic process.

Monthly plan.

If you would like a more affordable solution, you can prepay four weekly sessions, which is usually a month. In this case the cost is from €240 to €180 for the four sessions.

CANCELLATION POLICY

The client is expected to give notice of any cancellation at least 24 hours prior to the session. Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice, will be charged at the normal session rate. In the case of the monthly plan if a client cancels a session he/she will be given a new appointment in the next three weekdays. If that session is also cancelled, it will be charged at the normal session rate.

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.