Beginning the therapeutic journey is a difficult step for many people, but is also the beginning of a better life for most. I hope that this web site will help you understand how psychotherapy canbenefit you, the counselling process, and enough about my approach that you will want to make contact and start your own journey. Most come to psychotherapy because something is troubling them.
My name is Christine Pericleous and I am a qualified psychotherapist since 1998. I trained with the Arbours Association where I gained a solid theoretical training and a unique clinical workexperience in Therapeutic Communities and Crisis Centre placements which helped lay the foundation for my work with people in emotional distress. I am a UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist practicing in Palmers Green, North London. I offer a safe and containing space.
Once you have decided you would like to go ahead with counselling, we will arrange a mutually convenient time for our initial meeting. Looking for a counsellor or Counselling in London? TranquilityConselling Service is based in Chingford and is in easy reach of London and West Essex.
I am a Consultant Psychiatrist In Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and The Priory Hospital North London. I specialise in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), bodydysmorphic disorder (BDD), health anxiety, depression, and a specific phobia of vomiting (emetophobia).
I am experienced helping people with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties including; abuse, addictions, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, identity issues, low self-esteem,personality disorders, relationship problems, stress and work related difficulties. My experience is gained from working in a range of settings including for the NHS, in charities (Kids Company, Positively Women and Fleet Counselling) in schools, Higher Education and for EAP services.
I am registered with The British Psychoanalytic Council and also with the Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Section of The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. I am committed to helping peoplefrom all sections of the community fulfill their potential and face their futures without anxiety.
Counselling is a very personal experience and is different for everyone, but as a general rule, I believe counselling works because it gives you the unique opportunity to express yourself openly abouthow you feel. This is particularly important when it is about feelings which usually cause you to fear being judged or rejected. However, we can be led to believe that some things are wrong to feel. This means we often tend to keep many of our emotions closed, even from friends and family.
I am a qualified psychologist graduated from the University of Buenos Aires and recognised in the UK by the British Psychological Society. I hold a Postgraduate degree from the Complutense Universityof Madrid in Social Psychology. I work from an Integrative Humanistic Approach which means that I use techniques and knowledge from various backgrounds in order to suit your needs. Humanistic psychotherapy encourages personal development and helps you discover and realise your potential.
Our aim is to listen, support and help at the moment of crisis or concern in a non-clinical environment. We deal with many different types of problems, offering Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry,Hypnotherapy, Legal Representation and Mediation.-
I have extensive training and many years of experience working on a one-to-one basis with people seeking help for problems such as low self-esteem, relationship issues, grief, and all types of painfulfeelings. As well as working as a therapist, I am a committee member of the Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists in North London (ACPNL).