Welcome to the practice of Koula Charalambous.
Counseling is a process that involves the development of a confidential, professional relationship between the therapist and the individual, that focuses on the clients’ personal issues. It can help you identify your strengths, gain insight into your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and begin a process of change and growth.
It can be difficult to begin counseling due to fears , stigmas, or even feelings of embarrassment. But most people find that once they begin, they feel some relief and hope because they begin facing their difficulties instead of avoiding them.
Issues that can be addressed (this list is of examples, and not exhaustive):
- Anxiety, fears
- Relationship issues
- Expatriate adjustment issues
- Grief and loss
- Personal growth
- Emotional conflict
- Low self esteem
- High stress levels
- Blocked creativity
- Career indecision or re-evaluating professional goals
- Sleep disturbance (sleeping too much or too little)
Depending on the nature of your problem, group therapy can be an option for you. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups. Groups are usually designed to target a specific problem, such as depression, loneliness, social skills, low self-esteem etc. Groups can be a support network and a sounding board, especially for expats, who can find themselves isolated and lonely in a new environment.
Couples therapy, also known as marriage counseling, brings couples or partners together for joint therapy sessions. Working with a therapist, you’ll learn skills to work on your relationship. These skills might include communicating openly, solving problems together and discussing differences calmly and rationally. You’ll analyze both the good and bad parts of your relationship as you pinpoint and better understand the sources of your conflicts.
I also offer skype sessions for individual counseling. If you are interested in Skype sessions, please contact me to discuss this option.
Please note, I am currently only offering skype sessions.