Konstantina is a counselling psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and she is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Prior to obtaining her doctoral qualification in counselling psychology with the University of East London she had completed an MSc in Mental Health at King’s College in 2005. Since then Konstantina has gained a wealth of experience in working as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) and psychological therapist in a number of NHS and private sector settings where she has provided individual CBT and ran groups for depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Konstantina is also trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and she has previously worked as a DBT team co-ordinator at the Priory Hospital where she is involved in co-facilitating skills groups and providing one to one DBT sessions for people with the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. In addition to being a skilled CBT and DBT practitioner Konstantina is also experienced in providing psychodynamic therapy and in teaching mindfulness and compassion-based approaches. Her aim is to guide her clients towards a life with less self-criticism and self-judgements and thus reduce emotional suffering.
Konstantina currently works for NHS providing MBT and DBT therapy in groups and individual basis to people diagnosed with Bordeline Personality Disorder. She is capable of managing and treating self-harm, risk and abuse of alcohol and other substances.
Konstantina has special interest in working with patients with a history of traumatic experiences such as abuse or rape, which resulted in PTSD. Her expertise includes working with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, low self-esteem, alcohol and substance misuse, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm. She is also experienced in facilitating assertiveness and anger management workshops. Konstantina also offers online therapy via Skype and her doctoral research focused on the therapeutic relationship in online therapy.
Insurances she works with: AXA, Aviva, Bupa. Vitality, CIGNA, Simply Health, WPA and other small insurance companies.