“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


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:

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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



  • your GP surgery and ask for an emergency or same-day appointment  


  • NHS 111 if you live in England, 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 

All sessions are held online, via the secure platform Zoom.



Foteini Palyvou
MSc, BSc (Hons), Clin.Dip., UKCP Registered
Psychotherapy & Counselling Services 
Online sessions in English or Greek