I am a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society and HCPC-registered Counseling Psychologist. My doctorate is in psychotherapeutic and counseling psychology from the University of Surrey (2017). I have worked at outpatient mental health settings in Greece (The adult outpatient day centre of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Families for Mental Health from 2018 to 2011, and the University of Athens outpatient psychiatric clinic at the Agioi Anargyroi Hospital between 2012 and 2013) and the UK (mental health services at South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust from 2013 to 2016). As a counselling psychologist, my practice is evidence-based. I use my clinical expertise to help clients achieve their goals, looking at the best available research evidence and tailoring the therapy to client preferences and characteristics.
Dr. Evi Ntoutsia
Speciality:Counselling Psychologist (UK specialist register)
Area of Interest:Working with adults and adolescents with a variety of difficulties
Approach to practice:Pluralistic
Location:Panagi Tsaldari 6, Voula, Athens 16673
In my private practice I work with adolescents and adults for a range of mental health problems, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, communication and relationship difficulties, and self-esteem issues (e.g. related to body image and overeating). I also work with complex, persistent and enduring issues that may be associated with the diagnosis of a personality disorder, for example, persistent depression, alcohol and/or substance misuse, and parasuicidal behaviour (i.e. deliberate self-harm that does not result in death).
My approach is individualised for each client and I see the therapeutic process as jointly created between the therapist and the client, making for a unique relationship and therapeutic work. Hypotheses, reflections and, ultimately, meaning emerge from an inter-relational space, and the interpretative process is transparent and aims at opening up possibilities that seemed limited or not available before.
I practice from a pluralistic perspective, as I believe that clients benefit from different things at different times depending on their needs. This means that I draw upon a variety of theories and techniques and adapt my style to what suits your needs, personality and presenting problem(s). Regardless of how we agree to work together, the important thing is that you feel that therapy is effective and helpful, and that you feel safe and supported in facing problems and making the necessary changes to live a better life.
My training has been in humanistic approaches (mainly existential/phenomenological), psychodynamic approaches [cognitive analytic therapy (CAT); long-term psychodynamic therapy informed by the principles of transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP)], and cognitive-behavioural approaches [(dialectical-behaviour therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). I have also received training to administer, score, and interpret the results of the standardised Greek version of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – 4th Edition (WAIS-IV).