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About Me

I always had an interest in individual behaviours as a child. My curious child mind would always try to understand why people in my life would say and behave in certain ways and why. This curiosity led me to undertake an A Level in Psychology in 2001. I enjoyed the study of the human mind so much that I went on to study my Psychology degree in 2002 whilst working with children who were underachieving in school because of burdens in their personal life.  

In 2009 I undertook my Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. I undertook placements as a Play Therapist with children in a primary school and a mental health ward. I also worked in an NHS Psychological Health centre where I also worked with individuals experiencing difficulties like anxiety, depression, bereavement, OCD, abuse, etc.

After my Doctorate I worked in a Secondary school with adolescents who were experiencing phenomenons like panic disorder, OCD, SAD, phobias, low self esteem, body dysmorphic disorder, the effects of bullying/cyber bullying etc. I also worked within the NHS with adults who were experiencing relationship issues, depression, anxiety, phobias, postnatal depression, family issues, separation and divorce, carer support, domestic violence, abuse, bereavement etc.

Currently I only offer therapy to adults and adolescents in my private practice. 


What I offer

Within my private therapy practice, I offer specialised counselling to adults and adolescents. I currently practice within Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and person-centred psychological therapy models. I offer short and longer term therapy services. The duration of counselling for each individual is dependent on the presenting problem/s of each individual client and is tailored specifically to client individual need. 


I am an insightful, warm and approachable therapist. I genuinely care for each and every one of my clients and I believe this is recognised from the clients I have had the pleasure of working with. I am experienced in working across the wide spectrum of life's difficulties. I want the best for my clients and if after an assessment session we both feel we cannot work together, I will do my best to signpost you to a service which can better match your needs. Therapy can be a trial and error process and finding the right therapist for you can take some time and patience. The client-therapist relationship is of great importance. As client and therapist we will work together as a team to find the best mode of treatment for you. 


My philosophical stance

I believe that medication and the diagnostic system are not the only or complete answer to achieving positive therapeutic change. An individuals environment, past experiences and way of thinking can have a direct effect on your thoughts, behaviours and physiological make-up. The way that each of us view and interpret the world is different. I aim to understand each individuals experience of being human and what each persons lived world consists of. We are all different. 



Areas of counselling I work with:




Adoption issues

Affairs & betrayals


Anger management


Bipolar disorder/manic depression

Bullying (including cyber bullying)


Carer support

Child related issues

Cross cultural relationships



Domestic violence

Family issues


Generalised anxiety disorders

Hearing voices

Low self-confidence

Low self-esteem

Obessive compulsive disorder

Panic disorder


Post-traumatic stress disorder


Postnatal depression

Relationship issues

Self harm

Seperation and divorce



Suicidal thoughts


Work related stress





Dr Niki Andreou

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