Christos Papalekas is a qualified and experienced psychotherapist having background in psychology, he can help explore and process emotional difficulties that might be preventing you from having the quality of life you want.
Christos has experience in treating anxiety and depression with special interests in panic attacks, phobias and OCD. Due to his EMDR training he also has an interest in treating trauma and in alleviating distress associated with traumatic memories. He works mainly with adults.
Christos can guide you to develop cognitive, emotional and behavioural strategies that will contribute towards preventing any further psychological problems as well as being more positive. You will be encouraged to explore both intrinsic and interpersonal problems and to develop new behavioral skills.
Psychotherapy is a process which is based on empathy, unconditional acceptance and understanding in a safe and confidential environment.
Christos has presented to Conferences, Hospitals and GP surgeries as well as at the Priory over the years. He directed and participated in a Priory film about Mindfulness http://www.priorygroup.com/mental-health/approach-to-treatment/mindfulness-therapy) and he has published an article at the Priory’s website http://www.priorygroup.com/blog/mental-health/understanding-'mindfulness'-and-its-importance-in-mental-health)
Christos is very interested in the neurobiological effects of Mindfulness to the brain. He is currently attending a Mindfulness Based Cognitive therapy course at Oxford University.
Bsc Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma Psychology, Certificate Counselling, Msc Sociology, Msc Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Diploma EMDR, Certificate Psychodrama