“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”
Anais Nin



Covid-19 and therapy sessions

Since the beginning of my career as a psychotherapist, my priority has always been to ensure that I provide a safe space for the therapeutic work to take place. In light of this, and due to the ever-changing nature of the Covid pandemic that we are navigating together, I have taken the decision to offer my services on an online only basis for the foreseeable future.


contact me 

If you have a question about my services, or would like to make an appointment for an initial assessment, please do not hesitate to contact me:


Telephone / 07511 475 594

Email /


If I am unable to answer your call, please leave a message with your name, number and a convenient time to call you.

All messages and enquiries are confidential and I will endeavour to respond to you within one working day. 


Emergency and Crisis

When we are in a crisis everything becomes overwhelming and it’s difficult to think clearly what to do and to how best support ourselves.

Visiting the darkest places of our minds can be a very scary experience that can leave us feeling helpless, lonely and even more disconnected from other people.

At moments like these it really helps to have a plan in advance on what you can do to help yourself. I hope that you will find the following helpful.


If you feel that you are about to end your life, or you have seriously harmed yourself, please

  • call 999 for an ambulance

or go to your

  • nearest A&E department 


If you are not in immediate danger, but are frightened by thoughts of harming yourself or others, you can call:

  • the Samaritans on their free 24-hour helpline, 116 123


  • Papyrus 0800 068 41 41, for children and young people under 35 years old



  • NHS 111 if you live in England, 24-hour support


  • NHS 111 Wales  or 0845 46447 if you live in Wales, 24-hour support 


  • NHS 24 111 if you live in Scotland, 24-hour support


  • Klimaka 1018 if you live in Greece, 24-hour helpline



You might also want to check the information provided by Mind about what happens when someone accesses the emergency services.

Knowing in advance what to expect helps us familiarise ourselves with the process involved, and that not only reduces any anxiety or embarrassment that might come up when we need to reach out for help, but also empowers us to make an informed choice.


consulting rooms





Please note that currently all of my sessions are held online. 



I review my fees at the beginning of each September. My fees from 1st September 2021 are as follows:

     Initial assessment - 50 minutes - £62

     Weekly session - 50 minutes - £62




Foteini Palyvou
MSc, BSc (Hons), Clin.Dip., UKCP Registered
Psychotherapy & Counselling Services 
Online | Woking | Surrey | GU22
07511 475 594