Dr Yannis Fronimos



Counselling Psychologist,
HCPC reg., CPsychol, PsychD, BSc
Senior Manager in Higher Education

E-mail address: fronimos.cpg@gmail.com






I am currently not accepting any new clients, please contact my colleagues in CPG to check their availability. If you would like to see a male psychologist, you can contact Dr Kostas Kouriatis by visiting https://www.mytherapeuticspace.com/.
You can also find a psychologist at the British Psychological Society webpages: https://www.bps.org.uk/psychology-public/find-psychologist/find-psychologist 






I am a qualified Counselling Psychologist with experience in working with adults, young adults and groups at the NHS and other services.I have completed my Doctoral training at the University of Surrey. There, I have been trained in three different models of psychotherapy that I integrate in my practice in accordance to each client’s needs and goals for therapy. My training focused on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Person-Centred Therapy. In addition to these main theoretical models, my work is informed by other approaches such as Existential ideas and practices of Mindfulness.

This pluralism of approaches creates a rich pool of techniques and therapeutic practices that I apply in collaboration with my clients, in an integrative framework that is based on a helpful relationship. My main aim is to provide a safe space where my client and I can explore and work on whatever issues are at hand.

I am aware of the mental health difficulties that people can be diagnosed with but at the same time I view every individual as a unique being with their own personal meaning of their experiences and circumstances. In therapy, I aim to understand their views on their situation and their difficulties without labeling and pre-assuming. Having developed a good, safe and helpful relationship with my clients, and having understood their own personal view of their problems, I then invite theory and techniques to inform my work with them in a collaborative process.

Experience
I have experience in working with adults, children and groups. I have worked at the NHS with a variety of presenting difficulties such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, OCD and personality difficulties. I have experience in offering individual and group short-term focused therapy and long-term therapy for severe and enduring mental health difficulties. Further, I have worked within Special Education with children, young adults and parents’ groups. Currently, I work at a London University. This position allows me to be up to date with the latest developments in Psychology and Psychotherapy.
Working with men

“As society, we have more respect for the walking wounded-those who deny their difficulties-than we have for those who let their conditions get to them”
(Real, 1997, p. 35)

“There is so much more to us men than just wearing our trousers. Some of us are bad, very bad, but some are kind, some of us are ill, and some of us lost their jobs. Understanding that might help getting back on track to boldly go where no one has gone before. Because we’re worth it!”
(Galazinski, 2008, p. 180)

There is vast literature around male psychology and mental health in men and my Doctoral research focused on male psychology in general and male depression in particular. Men grow up to be strong and endure pain and when they hurt they are in many occasions left alone, feeling ashamed to share their pain. The stigma of mental health in men can be so strong that leads them estranged from seeking help and alleviate their suffering. In my research and clinical work, I have experienced these difficulties and I am aware of how lonely such a suffering can be. I understand men’s need to achieve all the time, to come out as capable and strong and the shame that comes with failing to do things ‘perfectly’. This is a heavy burden to carry and problems of alcohol and drug addictions or violence and anger are some of the outcomes of this burden.

In my work with men I try to help them accept and nurture themselves with compassion and to develop healthy self-esteem. I understand their difficulty and reluctance to seek help and I mindfully invite them to share by starting from where they are and how they understand their situation. Being a successful businessman, a father or the best in whatever you do is tough and demanding. Sometimes life gets to us and it is perfectly understandable to feel weary, disappointed or even angry. The issue is what can you do with these feelings and how can you find the adequate support to hopefully return to being happy again.

Working with young people
The transition into adulthood can be an exciting and hopeful time but can also come with various challenges. We constantly develop in our lives but for young people this development is far more rapid than in later adulthood. They are in a tender age that sometimes comes with much turmoil as physiological, psychological and social changes flood the young person who is trying to find her/his meaning and purpose. Changes such as moving from home to study or working for the first time are just two examples of the transitional nature of young adulthood.

Part of my clinical experience lies with working with young people. Apart from my work within special education with children and teenagers, I have also been involved in offering group therapy for young adults in an NHS psychotherapy department. As a lecturer, I have been working with young people and students and I have first hand experiences of some of the challenges they are facing.

Working with Psychology/Counselling trainees
As a lecturer and a tutor I currently work with trainee counselors and psychologists and I try my best to help them acquire the skills and insights that are important in their development as professionals. I experience this as extremely rewarding as it is an interactive process that helps me develop as a person and as a psychologist. It informs my private work with psychology and psychotherapy/counselling trainees from other institutions and students in general. I am aware of the personal and professional strains that training to become a Counsellor or a Counselling Psychologist comes with and I can offer guidance and support.


Where I practice in London:
The House on Snow Hill
1 Snow Hill Court
London
EC1A 2EJ








The location benefits from excellent transport links:
Thameslink (1 minute walking distance)
St Paul’s (5 minutes walking distance)
Faringdon (6 minutes walking distance)
Barbican (8 minutes walking distance)
Blackfriars (9 minutes walking distance)

 

Contact details

E-mail address: Fronimos.cpg@gmail.com

 

Fees

£ 90 per 50 minutes sessions
(Discounts for trainees available)

Insurance Companies I work with
Aviva Health
AXA PPP Healthcare
PruHealth
Simplyhealth
 

The first meeting

The first meeting is where we discuss what brings you to therapy. I gather information about you and we decide together about the next step. This could include an agreement to proceed with therapy, have another explorative meeting to discuss further the issues that you bring and reflect on our first meeting, or even decide that some other kind of therapy is more suitable. These are decisions that are not rushed and we could have more than one or two meetings until we decide whether we can work together, whether psychological therapy is the best way forward and identify its focus. From the first meeting and throughout therapy, you will be invited to ask any questions that you might have at any time.
 

Languages

I provide therapy in English and in Greek.


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