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A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life.

Counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples in a safe, comfortable and private setting

Your Counselling Space in Cockfosters, Southgate and Enfield, North London

When do you ever get the chance to stop and look at what is happening with your emotions and the life around you? Perhaps you are feeling something is not right in your life but can’t put your finger on it?

Counselling is an open space to take a moment to pause and reflect. It is a regular time slot which you have for yourself with a counsellor to talk about anything which is causing you concern. Together we will explore your thoughts, emotions and make sense of what sometimes can feel like a huge mess. Psychodynamic counselling is a style of counselling I am trained in, which explores your past experiences and how they impact on your behaviour today.

Being in counselling is a commitment to yourself to face those difficult emotions and really get to understand your personality in a safe place. I can offer short term and long term counselling, depending on what your problems are at present. Rest assured I work towards the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) ethical code of practice and I am DBS checked. I am also a Vitality Health and AXA partner should you choose to use your EAP benefits.

Making the decision to see a counsellor is a big step to take - but it can be a positive one. Please read on to find out more about how I could help you.

About your Counsellor, Aphrodite Vasili

I am an open-minded person who enjoys helping people through life’s challenges. I have previously worked in HR for many years and have a great understanding of the challenges work life can bring to the table. I have supported clients who have anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship concerns, bipolar disorder, and low self-esteem. I have a particular interest in couples therapy and relationship issues. I have training to see both couples and individuals. I am qualified with a BACP accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Highgate Counselling Centre. I have completed the following courses:

  • Tavistock certificate in Couples Therapy
  • The Grove certificate in Couples Therapy
  • PCE Counselling for depression
  • Suicide awareness training
  • Certificate in Psychosexual study - currently studying

A problem shared...

Trouble with a relationship; anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings or depression - many people face difficulties in their everyday lives that can be hard to get on top of. Counselling gives us a set of tools we can use to help gain a better understanding of what’s causing these problems - and how you can move towards managing or resolving them.

Speak in Confidence

Counselling takes place in a safe space, where you can meet with someone who will listen with sensitivity and empathy - and without judgement. In the therapy space thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence.

Make healthier, new choices

Working together I can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, help you understand why you act or react to them the way you do, and see how you can start to make better, heathier choices moving forward.

Counselling Sessions

I offer two types of sessions in Cockfosters, Southgate and Enfield, North London: short term and long term counselling.

-Short term counselling is for 12 weeks and this is where we will focus on a particular issue.

-Long term counselling is where we will explore all aspects of your life, look deeper into your past experiences and explore how they affect you in the present day. Long term counselling is open ended and we will review our progress regularly.

Couples therapy: we look at presenting problems and try to unpick the root cause of the issues. This may involve looking deeper into each partners upbringing, values, learned behaviours and more.

Counselling Fees

Individual fees:

  • Initial consultation is £75 for 50 mins
  • Each session thereafter is £65 for 50 mins

Couples fees:

  • £110 for 1hr 15 min session


  • Clients will be charged a full fee if they cancel the session without giving 48 hours notice.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07305670412 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

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Frequently asked questions

What's the difference between counselling and therapy?

Many therapists tend to view Counselling as ‘short-term’ work; when someone has a problem that can be looked at and discussed in a clearly-resolvable way. This work often requires undertaking sessions for a certain number of weeks, to explore, discover and clarify a way forward. Therapy is a word used more to describe ‘long-term’ work; discussion that tends towards substantial issues and things that might be life-changing on a deeper level.

Whether counselling or therapy work best as a short- or long-term option depends on the client though, and the difficulties they are facing. In some cases counselling can prove helpful as a continuing, longer-term option, or therapy can help resolve an issue in just a few sessions.

How long will I need to have counselling?

There’s no fixed or ideal length of time for the counselling process; it varies from person to person and will often depend on the depth of the issues they are facing. While I can work on an open-ended basis with clients, I find it is helpful for us to both agree before we start on undertaking a certain number of sessions and reviewing where we are at once we reach that point. You are able to decide how long your therapy will last, and in return my aim is to make sure therapy continues for only as long as it is of benefit to you.

This depends on what your needs are. Some people find that after only a very few sessions they have some clarity and focus and are ready to end the therapy. Other people value the ongoing support and relationship with me and will continue to come for weeks, months, or even years. There is no 'one-size-fits-all' when it comes to therapy.

Will everything I say be kept confidential?

Everything you say is strictly confidential, the only reason I would need to break confidentiality is if you had a plan to commit suicide or someone vulnerable was at risk.

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