Relationships need work and inevitably couples face very often smaller and bigger challenges. Simple, everyday things can cause pressure and threaten the stability of the even the most beloved couple. Some factors that may lead to difficulties for a couple are financial problems, infidelity, conflicts around daily chores, disagreements on the upbringing of the children, sexual problems, or a chronic disease.
Couples usually seek Counselling when their relationship problems have begun to interfere with their daily functioning or when they are not sure if they want to continue being in this relationship. Feelings of bitterness, contempt and increased frequency of disagreements are usually the signs that there are underlying unresolved issues within the couple. When these are not addressed, they usually lead to increased tension and the development of dysfunctional habits that threaten the relationship’s health and longevity.
As a Relationship Counsellor I can help you find more effective ways to communicate your needs, your wants, and your feelings while learning to listen more attentively to your partner. My role is not to take sides, to save your relationship or to suggest you end the relationship you are in. Instead we allow the therapeutic process to unfold naturally without having a predetermined goal of saving the relationship, while you receive the appropriate support from me to reach your goals. For Counselling to help a relationship both people in the relationship should be willing to honestly participate responsibly and actively in the therapeutic process.
The initial appointment – assessment – lasts for half an hour, while subsequent sessions last for two hours. 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 counselling 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 counselling is the right path for you at that moment and if I’m the right therapist for you.
To book a session please contact me directly either by phone, email. For more information please click here.
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.
The initial assessment is half an hour and costs €35. Subsequent sessions are two hours long, take place every two weeks, and are charged at €60 per hour. Biweekly sessions are essential to the therapeutic process.
If you would like a more affordable solution, you can prepay two biweekly sessions, which is usually a month. In this case the cost is from €240 to €180 for the four sessions.
The couple 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 the couple cancels a session they 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.