“There is no passion to be found playing small and settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
Psychotherapy, Counselling and Parenting in Wimbledon, London
Hello and welcome to my website,
My name is Anna Sapounaki. I am a well-qualified and experienced psychotherapist, counsellor and parenting advisor. I work with individuals, couples and families in private practice in Wimbledon, London.
My belief is that all the answers to our questions and all the solutions to our problems, reside in a place within our own awareness. We need to find the way to tap into this well of wisdom and infinite potential, to guide us through life.
As a psychotherapist and counsellor I take a personal interest in each and every one of you, my clients. My goal is to inspire, motivate and support you in your journey for a fully alive and enriched life. Connection with our inner strength and alignment with our intuition, is the cornerstone for a fulfilled and happy life.
Therapy and counselling can become a bridge from pain and distress to healing, from isolation and self doubt, to confidence and self-assertion, from a sense of loss and separateness to a feeling of hope and connection.
Couples therapy facilitates communication between the partners and promotes couple awareness. It addresses issues that have to do with the relationship, the interaction and closeness of the couple.
We all want our children to be healthy, vibrant, independent and happy. We want them to be lovable, confident, creative and courageous and enjoy meaningful relationships and a sense of accomplishment and belonging. We want them to be centred, compassionate and well-rounded people of the world. We want to see them flourish and lead a fulfilling life.
My experience comes from continuous professional education and training and lifelong personal development, many years of working with clients and of course working through my own share of challenges that life constantly brings to our path.
People come with a wide range of cultural, ethnic and family backgrounds, religious practices, values and experiences. We present unique characteristics and personal circumstances. I respect diversity and am willing to make accommodations and adapt treatment to cater individual needs.
Therefore I draw from a variety of different approaches and use a synthesis of different views to address my clients’ cognitive, emotional and spiritual world.
Developing the Therapeutic Relationship
A fundamental building block for a successful therapeutic relationship is trust and mutual respect. My aims are to build a nurturing, empathetic and confidential working alliance and create a secure and reliable space, where you will feel supported and safe to engage, open up and share your concerns without feeling shame, judged or criticised and hopefully be creative to explore new avenues and possibilities.