“Trauma that occured in relationships requires relationships to heal”

Counselling, Relationship Counselling, Online Counselling & ISTDP in London


Are you anxious, feeling low, or struggle with your self-esteem? Do you feel like a failure and fear rejection/abandonment? Perhaps you have difficulties attracting/keeping partners, and feel lonely & disconnected? Or you may struggle to know what you feel and find decisions paralysing.

Maybe from the outside you function well, but sense that something is not quite right inside. Or you may have struggled for a very long time, unable to feel entirely safe in the world or even with yourself. You long to leave the past behind, and crave meaningful, fulfilling connections.

My clients have often experienced adverse events such as childhood trauma or childhood emotional neglect. Abuse, bullying, and bereavement have often happened early in life. Many people suffer due to changes at work like restructuring, promotion, redundancy, and new management. Experiences in later life like moving to a new place or having a baby can often become overwhelming due to unresolved childhood trauma. Some people have always been oppressed because of their race, sexuality, gender identity, or being neurodivergent. 

Relationships in Mind is a LGBTQA+ and neurodivergence friendly face to face and online counselling & psychology service based in Earls Court, Kensington. I specialise in trauma-informed, evidence-based psychodynamic therapy for individuals and couples, including Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). Psychodynamic therapy involves identifying invisible patterns of relating to both ourselves & others which cause problems with living, as well as processing trauma and neglect stemming from toxic childhood experiences. Come and see me if you struggle with:


Addressing trauma & neglect and its effect on current relationships


Making romantic, family, or professional relationships work


Making your relationship with yourself work (low-self esteem, lack of confidence, self-doubt)


Managing your anxiety (generalised, social, health, performance, panic attacks, OCD)


Managing your mood (depression, emptiness, boredom, agitation)

Our Approach

Is holistic, comprehensive, with a commitment to diversity


Places ethical engagement at the centre of the therapeutic relationship

Is ambitious and aims at deep, long-lasting change.

Psychology services

How we can help


Individual counselling & therapy

12 years of NHS and private experience helping clients from all walks of life

Relationship & marriage counselling

Communicate better, connect better

Free resources

Articles and information on individual and couple well being

Who we are

meaningful connections are at the centre of our lives

Dr Nikos Tsigaras
PsychD MSc MSc BSc

Senior Counselling Psychologist & Founder of Relationships in Mind

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