© 2018 by Counselling for Men, Phil Panayiotou MBACP (Accred)

About me

I am a qualified BACP accredited Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor, Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist specialising in working with men. I work with Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Transpersonal modalities.

I am also an EMDR Therapist. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) was originally developed to help people suffering from PTSD. It is now also used for working with all kinds of trauma and is also effective for anxiety, depression, phobias and many other issues.

I have worked with many men who have experienced low mood, feelings of anxiety and depression, low self-esteem and problems in their relationships as well as many other issues.

I am also experienced in working with addictions including substance misuse and process addictions such as codependency. I have experience working in residential addiction treatment centres in Surrey and Central London where I delivered group therapy and one to one personal therapy.

We will focus on how having a healthy relationship with yourself will enable you to have healthy relationships with others. Helping a person practice self-love and self-care to establish healthy boundaries is a big part of the work I do so you can start fulfilling your potential and become more content in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills 2011

  • CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies 2012

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2014

  • EMDR Training with EMDR Academy 2019

  • DBT Training

  • Focusing Therapy

  • Development and Implementation of After Care Programmes

  • Mindfulness Group Facilitator

You can find my details on the Counselling Directory and the BACP Directory for qualified Counsellors.

I can help with:

  • Abuse

  • Addictions

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Codependency

  • Depression

  • Loss

  • Men's Issues

  • Mindfulness

  • Obsessions

  • Relationships

  • Self-esteem

  • Self harm

  • Sexuality

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Trauma

Testimonials

"Phil helped me through a very frightening and difficult period. In a non-judgemental environment, I felt like I was able to talk freely about my life for what felt like the first time, and I was a “man” who previously thought that talking and therapy was for the weak, it is not. Phil helped me realise that I had a lot of unresolved issues and that the episode that prompted me to seek help was almost always going to happen and repeat itself if I didn’t make changes to my life. Over the course of our discussions, my self-confidence started to improve, I could start to envisage a better life and a realisation that I didn’t need to hit a “rock bottom”. I still need to keep in check and practice some of the principles we worked on, there is no easy fix but with Phil's help, I am on a better path. Thank you."

Jason

"Phil provided me with invaluable support at a very difficult time of my life helping me see clarity in why I was feeling the way I was and guiding me in ways to manage my emotions. I also find our sessions very interesting and it opened my mind and enabled me to learn things about myself, relationships and family that I did not know even at the ripe old age of 46. He was extremely professional, attentive and understanding at all times and I would not hesitate to recommend him."

Simon