Vasiliki Gkofa
Vasiliki Gkofa

Vasiliki Gkofa

Psychological Counsellor

Qualifications :

BSc Clinical Psychology (Hons), MSc Clinical Neuropsychiatry at King's College London

Language :English, Greek

Clinics at :Earl’s court, Wigmore Street and Skype

Fees :£50

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Vasiliki is a Psychological Counsellor and has had experience both in the private and public sector. Vasiliki is also an Assistant Psychologist in the NHS, which has provided tremendous experience in working with individuals of various age groups, suffering from different disorders such as Depression, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and so forth. Vasiliki uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques. CBT is a therapeutic approach focusing on the here and now aiming to address the ongoing issue. Cognitive thoughts can impact one’s emotional state which can consequently influence behavioural and physiological responses. Vasiliki will try to break this cycle through discovery and try to replace any maladaptive thoughts with more positive thinking patterns.

Vasiliki views therapy as a two-way street as she understands that the therapist-client relationship is a reciprocal one, since both can learn from the therapeutic experience. Vasiliki appreciates that coming to therapy and opening-up to someone is quite challenging and therefore she always tries to make everyone feel comfortable in a confidential, non-judgmental environment.

INITIAL ASSESSMENT:

The initial session is an opportunity for the therapist and the client to get to know each other, build a rapport and set achievable goals. Vasiliki will try to address specific difficulties and concerns aiming to create a therapeutic plan. Take away exercises might also be introduced in the following sessions, as Vasiliki always tries to assist individuals in reaching their goals. Vasiliki is also open in receiving feedback and hearing the client’s opinion about the therapeutic journey, as she understands that there is always room for improvement.

EDUCATION AND SKILLS:

Vasiliki is a Clinical Psychology graduate currently undertaking her MSc in Clinical Neuropsychiatry at King’s College London. Vasiliki is aiming to continue towards the clinical path and pursue her Clinical Doctorate. Due to her high research skills, Vasiliki always tries to provide the best possible treatment, appreciating that everyone has individual differences, which make them unique. Vasiliki also attends group supervision as well as one to one supervision sessions with Dr. Shirin Shams and Dr. Daniela Rossi, which expand her knowledge and strengthen her therapeutic skills even further.

Vasiliki is bilingual and can provide treatment in Greek.

Reviews

  • Anon

    Have been having sessions with Vivi for about 2 months now – made coping and dealing with my anxiety and low moods & / depression much better. Have tried 2-3 other therapists this year before this, and they never suited me well. Sessions with Vivi helps me with dealing with my thoughts and how I deal with them. Her approach is very professional and comfortable. Instead of ‘I’m sorry you’re in this state’ she’s more like ‘Right. Let’s try to work this out with these options –’. I also like that she helps me to deal with my problems first without quickly/conveniently suggesting medications/pills.

  • Anon

    Very professional and really helped me through a difficult time.

  • Anon

    I really look forward to my sessions with Vivi because she knows how to make me comfortable and it feels really easy to share how I feel without any judgment. Since the start of my sessions up to now I noticed great improvement in my self confidence and character.

  • Anon

    The guidance and advice that Vivi gave was really helpful, thanks so much

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