Welcome to Kensington Counselling, a provider of private counselling and psychotherapy to adults, couples, and families in West London. Easy access from Notting Hill, Holland Park, Earl's Court, Fulham, Hammersmith, Gloucester Road
My name is Dr Nikos Tsigaras and I am an experienced and highly qualified Counselling Psychologist offering individual, couples, and family therapy in West London. I have broad NHS experience, across clinical settings, and with the full range of mental health difficulties. I endeavour to provide an ethical and confidential service, informed by psychological research, and tailored to your individual needs.
I have a special interest in relationship difficulties in individuals, often resulting from childhood trauma or neglect. A significant portion of my private practice is also dedicated to couples therapy, and family therapy.
I have extensive experience of helping with different forms of anxiety and depression, especially in the context of work related stress. Many people may experience depression as a loss of meaning or direction, chronic feelings of emptiness, boredom or agitation. Others may experience suicidal feelings or self-harm.
Mothers who are experiencing perinatal difficulties are especially welcome in my clinic.
Finally, in recent times I have become quite interested in "medically unexplained conditions" such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome.
If you are exploring the possibility of therapy it is likely that you are struggling and you may be finding the search for a therapist daunting in itself. I am committed to making this process straightforward: I will speak with you on the phone as soon as possible. We will decide if you want to meet me for a face to face consultation so we can explore your concerns. If you feel that my way of making sense of your problems makes sense to you, we will start working together. If we think that I am not the right person for you, I will do my best to find someone who is.
Here are some of the problems I help with in diagnostic terms if that makes more sense initially to you:
Anxiety: Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder (PD), Social Phobia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Eating Disorders and Body Image Difficulties