Christina Argyropoulou Movement Psychotherapist IntegrativeChristina Argyropoulou

Movement Psychotherapist, Integrative (ADMP)


My name is Christina Argyropoulou, I am a movement psychotherapist, integrative and I offer therapy sessions at HQ Therapy Rooms in Hackney, London E8.

My approach:
In my work as a psychologist and psychotherapist, I bring together cognitive and somatic ways of working to provide effective treatment. I use a range of models, including psychodynamic and humanistic approaches, mindfulness, embodiment, and movement psychotherapy.

Movement psychotherapy combines verbal expression –known to most of us as talking therapy – with non-verbal. Because of the fact that the nature of experience is sometimes far more complex and layered than words can describe and that body and mind are interrelated, this form of therapy modality encourages the individual to express and integrate what often is felt ineffably.

In a session, the body is involved in the therapy process. We will acknowledge that our bodies hold our stories, our intimate experiences, our feelings, and our keys to well being.

By providing a safe, open and compassionate space, depending on what feels right in the moment. We might spontaneously and freely use movements and/or gestures.

While talking, we mindfully attend to what is happening within the body, exploring deeper layers of our experience. No prior experience in movement/dance is needed.

Qualifications and Experience:
I have been practicing as a psychologist and movement psychotherapist for over 15 years. I have worked in schools, rehab centres, hospitals, charities, care homes and mental health hospices as well as in private practice.

I have also provided training and CPD events for health professionals in the UK and internationally. I practice in English, Greek and Italian.

The kind of things I work with include:

Credentials:

  • BSc Psych, Panteion University of Athens, Greece.
  • MA Dance & Movement Psychotherapy, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
  • Certificate in Authentic Movement, Institute of Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy.
  • Certificate in Mindfulness Stress Reduction, Centre of Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP), University of Wales, Bangor.

In addition, I teach Hatha yoga and I have studied a variety of Bodywork techniques.

I am actively committed to ongoing personal and professional development. I keep up to date with current research, body-related practices, and therapeutic approaches and receive regular supervision. Beyond anything else, I consider myself a human being and relate to my clients as such.

Practicals:
My fees are £70 for a 50-minute session. I offer concessions to students or individuals on a low income.

I am currently seeing clients face to face and online (Zoom, Skype, etc).

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Clients Christina Works With

Client Issues Christina Deals With

Therapy Modalities Christina uses With Clients


Christina Argyropoulou – Working Hours

Monday 17:00 – 22:00 Thursday N/A
Tuesday 17:00 – 22:00 Friday N/A
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00 Sat-Sun N/A


Contact Details

Christina Argyropoulou, movement psychotherapist, integrative, can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07806 677627
Website: www.body-paths.com


Training and Qualifications

Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP)


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