About me

You are just plain tired of saying yes, and constantly worrying about others…

You want to live life according to the picture you had in mind, but life isn’t looking how you hoped it would be. You wonder if you’re doing enough, if you are making enough for others, if you are enough…

You feel like you are finally ready to reach out…

I became a therapist because I had someone who helped me when I was younger; and I thought that this is exactly what I want to do for others! I care because I know how hard it’s to live a life where you have no boundaries; where you are so worried to please others that you have forgotten to care for yourself….

Saying no means that you are worried that ultimately you will get rejected, or that you would disappoint someone, make them angry, hurt their feelings, or appear unkind or rude.

I care because I truly believe that people can learn to say no! All people deserve a life where you get to choose your own opinion about yourself over others.

Especially when it comes to greek culture, I think that too many of us learned, as children, that saying no was impolite or inappropriate. If you said no to your mom, dad, teacher, uncle, grandparents, and so on, you were most certainly considered to be being rude, and you would have probably been told off for it. Saying no was off limits, and yes was the polite and likable thing to say…

Now that we are all adults, we are more mature and capable of making our own choices, as well as knowing the difference between wrong and right. Therefore, no shouldn’t be an off limits word, but rather something that we decide on ourselves, based on our own discretion.

But sadly, we hold onto our childhood beliefs and we continue to associate no with being dislikeable, bad mannered, unkind, or selfish. We worry that if we say no, we will feel humiliated, guilty, or ashamed, and will end up being alone, rejected, or abandoned.

I’ve come to understand through more than a decade of working as a therapist, that people who come to therapy are people who are ready to listen to another perspective, and that they realise that I won’t just make their problems disappear from one session to the other. They appreciate my straightforward approach whilst being supportive and very engaged during the session. For example, I will never take notes during the session or just let you do all the talking on your own.

My aim is to be the kind of therapist that I would want to see. I keep it real, and I genuinely care about each and every one of my clients.

In the meantime, let me share with you my educational background:

  • Masters of Science in Family Therapy, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s Cοllege London
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Family Therapy,Institute of Psychiatry, King’s Cοllege London
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, American College of Greece, Athens

My graduate studies were extremely demanding, as I received hundreds of hours of live supervision (where a supervisor actually watched my sessions behind a one way mirror. It was terrifying but it made me feel so much more confident as a therapist)!

I’m registered with UKCPUnited Kingdom Cοuncil for Psychotherapy and I attend monthly supervision sessions to make sure that I provide the best possible therapy to my clients.

Although my background is in systemic family therapy, I can be quite eclectic when needed such as applying ideas from CBT- cognitive behavioural therapy, and other models.

Have you been longing for change but putting it off? Are you ready to put yourself first and take that initial step towards a new way of being? Fill in the form on your right, call me on 08002 494930 or email me at info@evalychrou.com
65 York Street
London, UK W1H 1 PQ

info@evalychrou.com

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