Mariana Panayides Counselling & Psychotherapy in Hampstead, North London

Qualifications & experience

I have a MA/Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (UKCP accred.) and a Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP accred.) having completed The Minster Centre Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling Training.

I have worked with a diverse range of clients in my private practice and in different therapy centres in London, including as a cancer counsellor at The Mulberry Centre, in Twickenham, West London, where I also facilitated a Patient Support Group, and as a locum Oncology Counsellor at The London Clinic.

I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Reg.). Additionally, I am a member of The Relational School and a member of the British Psychosocial Oncology Society. I regularly engage in Continuing Professional Development trainings and learning opportunities so as to keep up to date with current knowledge and developments in the field.

My therapeutic approach

My integrative training has given me a wide perspective across different therapeutic approaches. I engage equally with psychodynamic and unconscious processes as with what is overt and articulated. I use insight and interpretation in my work whilst practicing according to more humanistic principles of empathy, congruence, non-judgemental acceptance of the other and attunement. I have been particularly influenced by attachment theory and relational psychoanalysis. I believe that our minds and sense of self are built primarily through relations with others and that relational interactions that we have throughout our lives, including the therapeutic relationship as it unfolds in the present, provide us with new perspectives on ourselves as well as opportunities for growth and transformation.

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