Nikolaos Tzikas Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist London E8Nikolaos Tzikas:

Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (ACP)

Hello, I am Nikolaos Tzikas, a qualified Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist registered with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), and currently practicing at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney, London, E8.

I work with children, adolescents, families, and young adults between the ages of 0 to 26-year-olds. I offer parent-infant/child psychotherapy, individual psychotherapy for children and young people, and parent support and consultations.

My expertise encompasses specialized assessments and both short and long-term psychoanalytic interventions.

I completed a 4-years NHS-funded Doctoral Clinical training in Child Psychotherapy at the British Psychotherapy Foundation in collaboration with the Anna Freud Centre and University College London (UCL).

During my tenure as a Child Psychotherapist in CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services in NHS), I provided specialized assessments and short- and long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy for children of various ages grappling with severe trauma, complex difficulties, emotional and behavioural challenges, and attachment issues.

I also provided psychoanalytic consultations to diverse disciplines, educational institutions, and professional networks, providing psychoanalytic thinking in understanding children’s development and their unfolding relationships.

At the core of my psychoanalytic psychotherapy practice is a dedicated focus on children and young adults, meticulously observing their play, behaviours, and various forms of verbal and non-verbal communication to understand their underlying anxieties and unspoken worries.

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a non-directive and child/young person-led approach that emphasises the importance of the relationship in understanding the unique ways of each individual’s way of relating. It is in building and developing a trusting relationship where deep-seated and complex emotional and behavioural challenges can be understood and addressed effectively.

This increased insight empowers individuals to gain a deep insight into themselves and to regulate their emotions more effectively, fostering personal growth and enabling them to realise their potential, build resilience, and develop a stronger sense of identity and self-esteem.

In conjunction with my private practice, I also work within a specialized Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in the NHS dedicated to adolescents and their families in high-risk situations. These adolescents often grapple with moderate to severe and complex difficulties such as school disengagement, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and thoughts of suicide.

They may also exhibit outbursts of aggression as a response to emotionally demanding circumstances. My experience includes conducting meticulous risk assessments and closely collaborating with the child’s/young person’s support network and family.

I offer in-person and online (Zoom, Skype, etc.) and phone sessions. If you would like to book an appointment or ask me any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me below.



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Nikolaos Tzikas – Working Hours

Monday N/A Thursday 18:00 – 20:00
Tuesday 18:00 – 20:00 Friday 12:00 – 19:00
Wednesday N/A Sat-Sun N/A

Contact Details

Nikolaos Tzikas, Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07455 671216

Clients Nikolaos Tzikas Works With

Client Issues Nikolaos Deals With

Therapy Modalities Nikolaos uses With Clients

Offers client Sessions In Languages Other Than English

– Greek

Previous Therapeutic Experience


Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.


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