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 am also a qualified Supervisor having gained a Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals & Groups from The Grove Practice.

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 and Patient Support Group facilitator at The Mulberry Centre, in Twickenham, West London. Now I supervise counsellors who work there. I have also worked 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.).

I am member of Cancer Counselling London, a network of experienced oncology counsellors who support cancer patients and those close to them. We also provide training, supervision and support for health professionals and others involved in the care of people affected by life threatening illness.

Additionally, I am a member of British Psychosocial Oncology Society and a member of the The Relational School . 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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