CHRIS STAVRI BACP REGISTERED/ACCREDITED
I am Chris Stavri, an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor in private practice and Supervisor for counsellors. I am accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I adhere to BACP’s guidelines and code of ethics. As an integrative therapist, I am trained to work from a range of counselling models, and with both individuals and couples counselling.
I have worked in a GP’s practice for the NHS for over two years, with clients affected by all kinds of emotional and psychological issues. 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, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship issues, grief, and all types of painful feelings.
As well as working as a therapist, I am a committee member of the Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists in North London (ACPNL). Additionally, I am a senior therapist with Skylark Counselling Psychotherapy working with people affected by disability.
I am the author of a self-help book called “Know You Can Change”. A Path to Psychological and Spiritual Development. In this book, I outline some of the most significant elements that cause most people to suffer, and give a general guidance to development. Although, in contents it is abundantly informative, I advise, that it should not to be used alone, to entire psychological progression.
In the counselling setting, my aim is to provide you with a space where you can explore your worries without feeling pressured or judged, to help you understand and resolve the issues that are affecting your life.
I get a great sense of fulfilment from seeing clients reach a point where they feel ready to move on with their lives, without the worries or concerns that brought them into therapy.
The Integrative Counselling approaches I use:
Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You determine what issue concerning your childhood and/or adulthood you discuss. An objective of Counselling is to help you to talk about a difficulty and discover a solution that is appropriate for you.
Integrative Therapy combines therapeutic approaches to fit your needs and the issues you experience. It considers your subjective experience and choices. The aim of Integrative Therapy is to help you develop your self-understanding.
Humanistic Therapy focuses on valuing you. It sees you as a whole human being and prioritises your personal growth. Humanistic Therapy aims to help you recognise your autonomy.
Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the problems you face. It explores your thoughts, feelings and significant moments in your life. Psychotherapy intends to help you develop or find appropriate methods of coping.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy concentrates on how your thoughts (cognition’s) influence your feelings and behaviour. It recognises and addresses unhelpful thoughts that perpetuate the problems you experience. The aim of CBT is for you to experience healthier thoughts and feelings.
I work in two locations: Enfield and London’s Harley Street.
Please view my further services under general list of services.
Chris Stavri, Counsellor and Supervisor at Bluebells Counselling