Theodora Fotopoulou

Theodora Fotopoulou


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: French, Greek

Contact information

Phone number
07917728980

Contact Theodora

Therapist - London

London SW6
07917728980
Sessions from £75.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice


I am committed to a high standard professional therapeutic practice and I am bound by the Codes of Ethics and Professional Procedures of BACP and work in the strictest confidence.

Depending on your needs, the kind of therapy I offer can be explorative as well as practical focus to help you understand and overcome your difficulties. I offer short-term (10-12 weeks); medium-term (up to 24 weeks) and long-term, open ended therapy.

In my work, great importance is placed on the development of a sincere, genuine dialogue as a crucial component of the therapeutic process, as you and I together pave the way for making the changes you wish in life. I am passionate about supporting individuals and couples to increase their awareness and to move forward in their lives. Life can be challenging and overwhelming and an authentic exchange outside our circle of friends and family can enable us to overcome the despair that life may evoke to us. I see self-acceptance as a central part of self-development and growth and I aim to support people to develop to their full potential.


Practice description

Let me introduce myself and feel free to get in touch in order to discuss further. I have been working within therapeutic counselling settings several years and have considerable training and experience in general and specialised practice including working with clients facing: relationship issues, challenging family dynamics, depression, anxiety, work related stress, infertility issues, separation, bereavement/loss, shame, low self-esteem, trauma, anger and many other issues that can present to us during our lives.

Anger, Worry, Anxiety- General/ Social/ Work related stress, depression, relationship issues, challenging family dynamics, pre nuptial counselling, pregnancy and birth, infertility, abortion, miscarriage, post-natal depression, shame, guilt, self-esteem, confidence, shyness, despair, bereavement/loss/divorce/breakup, homesickness, cross cultural relationships, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, trauma, substance abuse, violence, childhood trauma, parenting, new families and many other concerns that can have an impact on everyday life.

Perhaps you feel lost and upset that things are out of your control. Perhaps you are interested in counselling for something specific such as Anxiety, Depression, self-esteem/confidence, bereavement, anger and/ or you may be looking for longer-term psychotherapy. You might find yourself withdraw from people you love and having the impression no one can understand your pain. You might be at this stage of your life that you are seeking a new identity or the previous roles/ priorities you had in your life don’t satisfy you anymore. My approach holds space for both personal history and unrecognised potential for people looking to understand their difficulties and find a deeper meaning in their life and new possibilities.

During those challenging times, I offer online and telephone therapy to individuals and couples during this current crisis of COVID-19 pandemic through a secure platform. 

My first session

The first session is an assessment up to 60 min to get a good initial sense of your present situation and learn a little about your past, as well as about your hopes for the future. It is an opportunity to say what is troubling you, what has brought you to therapy now and what would you like to achieve in coming. I will be directed about what we should focus and make some suggestions about how we might approach it. I will be happy to answer any questions you have about the therapeutic process or about the way I work. If we agree to work together, we will normally meet for 50 minutes each week. For couples counselling is 70 minutes and usually forthnightly.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited