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Counselling & Counselling Psychology

Counselling Psychology can be thought of as the perfect blend of art and science, enabling exploration of concepts such as love, meaning, and existential purpose, informed by the empirical techniques of the science of psychology.

Psychologists at The House are all registered with the Health Professions Council and have had extensive training to doctoral level. This makes them much more able to explore issues in depth, working in ways which have proven to be very effective.

Counselling & Counselling Psychology
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'Counselling' and 'Counselling Psychology' are not synonymous terms, though they do share elements of their history. Here we explore how Counselling Psychology is in many ways superior, as it brings a scientific evidence base to the art of counselling.

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Counselling for Depression
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As it can affect they way we think, feel, behave and relate to others, depression can seem like an impossible challenge to work through alone. Fortunately, Counselling Psychologists at The House are brilliantly positioned to be able to tackle these problems with you.

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Stephen Fry talks about his depression
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A thoughtful piece as always from Stephen Fry, discussing his experience of depression. Fry was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 1995 after suffering a nervous breakdown.

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Counselling for Social Anxiety
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We all feel a little anxious in social situations sometimes, but Social Anxiety can be extremely uncomfortable and even debilitating, limiting people's potential and even causing them to avoid many social situations. We explore how Counselling can help with this.

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COUNSELLORS & COUNSLLING PSYCHOLOGISTS

Sharon Kalsy
Chartered Psychologist

Sharon completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Surrey University. As well as experience in the NHS, she has worked as a psychologist in the prison service and as a business consultant to multinationals. She has worked in executive management in the charity sector and now runs her own company which offers a variety of psychology services to individuals, groups and organisations.

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Kiki Iordanidou
HCPC Clinical Psychologist

A chartered Counselling Psychologist who completed her training at London Metropolitan University, Kiki has worked in the NHS and has extensive experience working in the private sector. She specialises in anxieties, self-esteem and confidence.

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Ophelia Beer
Chartered Psychologist

Ophelia is lead psychologist at a busy eating disorders centre in Kensington & Chelsea. She holds a professional doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has extensive experience working within four NHS trusts.

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David Gracey
Chartered Psychologist

Alongside his private work, David has worked in the NHS for over 10 years, with various groups including families and older adults. As a researcher he has published in numerous academic journals. He is a chartered psychologist who completed his doctorate at the Institute of Psychiatry.

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Lou Monaco
Chartered Psychologist

Lou is a chartered psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society who trained and worked in the US before moving to London in 2009. He was appointed Adjunct Professor at City University, New York, and has continued teaching in the UK as a visiting lecturer at London Metropolitan University.

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Martin Parsons
Chartered Psychologist

Martin completed his doctorate at Canterbury Christchurch University and has worked in mental health services in the NHS for over 10 years. He has further training in systemic approaches and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and works in a treatment and recovery team for the NHS in Hammersmith and Fulham.

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Helen Mann
Chartered Psychologist

Helen completed her doctoral training at Christchurch Canterbury University. A chartered psychologist with extensive NHS experience as lead psychologist at the East London NHS Trust. Helen has also held various research and teaching roles, and pursues a keen interest in the arts.

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Silvia Miranda
Chartered Psychologist

Silvia completed her training at the Institute of Psychiatry and City University. She is a chartered psychologist who alongside her private work, practices in NHS primary care at London's Maudsley Hospital, and at GP surgeries. She has particular expertise in trauma and eating disorders.

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Simon Whalley
Chartered Psychologist

Simon completed his doctoral research at Regent's College in London where he currently lectures. He has worked in adult mental health within the NHS and a number of community organisations. He has particular expertise with social anxiety, panic and addictions.

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