Therapists

Maria Xenaki

15 years experience

I've been working in the field of psychological therapy for over 15 years now, and I continue to thoroughly enjoy learning about behaviours, how the brain functions, and relationship complexities that we all share.

I help people understand and overcome a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties, so they can achieve their potential in life. Peoples' needs are very specific—they can't always be met by a single therapeutic model. My integrative training and experience allows me to draw on different approaches and help people in a wide variety of ways.

I always approach my work with respect and genuine curiosity. I may have the theoretical knowledge to help people better understand what's going on, but they're always the experts of their "lived experience".

Specialities

Generalised anxiety

Social anxiety

Illness anxiety

Depression

Phobias
Postnatal depression and anxiety

Also experienced with

Panic attacks

Grief & loss

Eating disorders

Personality disorders

Cultural identity

Life crisis

Self-esteem

Work stress & burnout

Professional experience

Senior Teaching Fellow/Program Leader (University of Surrey, School of Psychology)

Senior Counselling Psychologist in different centre & clinics

Clinical Supervisor

Professional memberships

Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Registration Number: PYL21762

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Chartered Psychologist (C. Psychol - Division of Counselling Psychology), Membership No: 200347

British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), Membership number: 111051

Education

PsychD in Psychotherapeutic & Counselling Psychology (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)

Bsc (Ptychion) in Psychology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Hobbies

Reading

Swimming (in the sea)