Apostolos Fournaris

Apostolos Fournaris


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Greek, Italian

Contact information

Phone number
07725797394

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Therapist - Hadleigh

Hadleigh IP7
07725797394
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I work on weekdays from 9am-6pm. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.  I am here to provide a non-judgemental, safe space. I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy and i am licenced and trained to work with adults, children and adolescents. Psychotherapy is a word which is formed as a combination of the Greek words for "soul" and "treatment". It can take various forms and be understood and practiced differently by professionals and/or clients.Sometimes Psychotherapy can be about changing ourselves and our lives, but it can also be about accepting what cannot be changed.

Psychodynamic describes a therapeutic approach based on a couple fundamental premises:

i. our perceptions, interactions and motives can be both of conscious and of unconscious nature. This means that we are not always aware of the true motives or meaning of our actions, nor do we always control our actions to the extent we believe that we do.

ii. When we come to this world we relate to everything and everyone around us in some way. We attach our feelings to people, places, activities, objects. The nature of our early relationships with family our carers and family members as well as with significant others along the course of our lives will have an impact on how we relate to the world and to people later in life.

iii. We do not always experience functional ways of relating to others in our early developmental stages and as a result we may find ourselves repeating dysfunctional behavioural patterns and experiences, without understanding why or how to this happens.

iv. We experience inner conflict that is not always of the conscious nature. A lot of our "troubles" are often due to us trying to find a middle ground between the "requests" of different parts of ourselves that are competing for emotional resources.

v. No two cases are ever the same. Each individual's journey is their own and totally unique and follows a different path which can never be predicted or pre-determined

Practice description

Brief CV

1. PhD in Psychoanalytic Studies (2021-2024)(ongoing) University of Essex

2. MA in Psychodynamic Counselling (2018-2021) University of Essex (BACP Accredited)

3. Pg. Foundations of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2016-2017) Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

4. MA in Psychoanalytic Studies (2014-2015) University of Essex

5. BSc (Honours) in Psychology (2008-2011) Open University

6. Certificate in Social Sciences (2008-2009) Open University

7. BA in Art History (1999-2003) University of Siena (Italy)


Practice Description

I am here to provide a non-judgemental, safe space. My therapeutic approach is psychodynamic and I offer long and short term once weekly psychotherapy to adults, children and adolescents.  In addition, I offer consultation, facilitations of reflective groups and tailored to needs psycho-educational support to organisations (schools, charities, businesses), as well as short term brief interventions to families. 

Please contact me if you feel you, or someone close to you, need help with anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement, relationship issues, trauma, gender identity, substance misuse, addiction, or anger, amongst others, if you feel there is a family matter you wish to explore and/or resolve, or if you just feel you would like to explore who you are and how you relate to others in general. I follow and adhere to the BACP and the BPS ethical frameworks.

My first session

In your initial consultation, which will last longer than a weekly session normally would, we will try to understand your individual needs a little bit better and see if working together is the right choice for you depending on your current circumstances. Our sessions will last 50 minutes and will always be held on the same pre agreed day and time for the duration of our work together. You are encouraged to speak freely about anything that comes to mind, no matter how insignificant or relevant you might think it is. We shall be exploring your emotional world and attempting to understand better what makes you who you are. In our sessions you have the freedom to focus on anything that you wish from your past or present and there is no need to follow any agenda. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is of a very unstructured nature and you are encouraged to utilise this freedom in any way necessary in order to reach your personal and unique individual goals. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Business coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work