About Me

Sissy Lykou
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Movement Therapy
in North London

About Me
23rd April 2014 
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Islington
North London

Close to:
Holloway
Camden
Hackney &
Haringey



Tel: 07944 878003
 
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About Me #01

About me

I was born in Athens. Originally, I trained to be a ballet dancer but injury intervened. I studied psychology, specialising in counselling. After some years working as a psychologist, I moved to London and did an MA in Dance Movement Therapy at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

My experience includes work in the NHS (Maudsley Hospital), private therapy centres, care homes, children’s centres, as well as film and acting schools. As a practitioner who is extremely interested in cultural diversity in modern societies, I have been leading workshops for colleagues on how therapists can work with clients from minority backgrounds, whether ethnic, sexual or physical. I have co-founded Open Wings, a community interest company for the promotion of arts therapies in deprived communities and with ethnic minority groups.

I also work as a clinical researcher based in London with the Psychology Department of the University of Heidelberg in Germany. We are looking at body memory and how this affects communication and emotion. In addition, I conduct numerous workshops, trainings and seminars for organisations in the field.

I am not theoretically rigid and deliberately use a range of models, including the person-centred and psychodynamic approaches. I believe that there is a special kind of 'equality' in the therapy relationship so I am not authoritarian or dogmatic. My focus is on helping clients to develop their interpersonal skills, sense of inner balance, and positive self-image.

Above all, I trust that the human imagination can contribute to working things out when all seems lost. In an era of financial stringency, I believe there is a power in the imagination that can contribute to the management of economic, social and practical problems.