Christina Moutsou

Psychotherapist and Supervisor, London, UK
  • Creative Process
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Grief & Loss
Flexible Pricing available

My Approach

I work in a relational way which means that I consider the therapeutic relationship as having the potential to repair and engage the client's creativity and passion for life. This is often achieved through a process of facing up to difficult feelings and understanding destructive patterns whic...

I work in a relational way which means that I consider the therapeutic relationship as having the potential to repair and engage the client's creativity and passion for life. This is often achieved through a process of facing up to difficult feelings and understanding destructive patterns which are in the way of reaching one's desire and full potential. I am interested in the creative process and I see therapy as a space harbouring connection, thinking and engagement.

I offer therapy in English and in Greek. Though I see face to face embodied work as paramount to building the therapeutic relationship, once such relationship is established, I am open to the possibility of working via Skype when there are reasons to call for it such as frequent travelling or moving to another country before the therapy process is complete.

Although I think the process of engaging with one's feelings and understanding one's patterns and difficulties in depth takes time and is rarely complete in less than two years, I am open to follow the client's lead and to work in a more directive way when shorter term therapy is desired. I offer an initial consultation which can last up to an hour and where both the client and myself assess whether it feels right to work together. Occasionally, more than one session may be needed for assessment . I consider the first six sessions as exploratory as to whether longer term therapy is appropriate or desirable. Once longer term therapy has been mutually agreed, I work with regular appointments that take place at the same day and time every week. I offer or may suggest more intensive therapy of twice a week, when it feels appropriate for the client's needs and level of distress. I operate a sliding scale and offer a lower fee for more than once a week therapy. I also see couples for brief or longer term dynamic therapy.

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About Christina

I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, social anthropologist, clinical supervisor and university lecturer with an interest in how psychoanalysis and the therapy process can be applied on a wider socio-cultural and political level.

As an anthropologist, I conducted fieldwork in ...

I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, social anthropologist, clinical supervisor and university lecturer with an interest in how psychoanalysis and the therapy process can be applied on a wider socio-cultural and political level.

As an anthropologist, I conducted fieldwork in Brussels and I wrote my Ph.D. on cosmopolitanism and the representation of ethnic identity. I believe that taking into account diversity and difference in all their forms is highly relevant in therapeutic work.

I am also a writer with a number of publications, including three co-edited books. My first co-edited book explored the fluidity of the geographical boundaries in Europe and is now topical! My second co-edited book is a critique of audit cultures in the mental health sector. In September 2016, I have published with Rosalind Mayo a co-edited book by Routledge on the maternal. The book defies traditional academic writing through using prose, personal narrative and artistic expression to highlight the place of the mother in psychoanalysis and beyond. Here is a link to my Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christina-Moutsou/e/B01M0C46FP/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_2.

I have written a novel, 'Layers' exploring the links between the past and the present in a complex family story. Currently, I am writing a collection of short stories taking place in the consulting room. I am a visiting lecturer at Regent's University.

As a therapist, I have experience of working both in private practice for nearly twenty years, but also in various multidisciplinary settings. I have a particular interest in the more severe expressions of mental distress such as in borderline conditions, issues around fertility, conception, motherhood, reproductive technology and postnatal depression, the creative process in artistic expression and writing as well as issues around diversity and difference.

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Education

  • M.Sc. Social Anthropology (1994, L.S.E.)
  • Ph.D. Social Anthropology (1999, University of Cambridge)
  • Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2002, Philadelphia Association, London).
  • UKCP Registered since 2002.

Experience

  • Honorary Psychotherapist, Young People’s Counselling Service, Cambridge (1999 - 2001)
  • Honorary Psychotherapist, Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital, Maidenhead (2000-2001)
  • Honorary Psychotherapist, The Women’s Therapy Centre, Islington (2001-2002)
  • House Psychotherapist in a Philadelphia Association Therapeutic Community (2002 - 2007)
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in Private Practice, NW London (2002 - ongoing)
  • Sessional Lecturer in Psychoanalysis, Birkbeck College (2008 - 2012)
  • Trainer and a Member of the Ethics Committee and the Council of Management, Philadelphia Association (2009 - 2015)
  • Manager and Supervisor at the Therapy Centre, Regent’s University (2016).
  • Visiting Lecturer, Regent’s University (2016 - ongoing).

Christina Moutsou

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