"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us" 
Marianne Williamson



Therapy is a potentially transformative journey.

Whether you decide to work with me on a short or long-term framework I will offer you a safe, caring, non-judgemental space, where you can explore your thoughts, reflect on your emotions and try out new ways of being and relating.



I practice from my online consulting room, seeing clients who live in the UK and around the world. I work with adults and young people (18+), in English and Greek.

I abide by the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Code of Ethics of Metanoia Institute London.


how I can help you

My aim is to help improve the quality of my clients’ lives. The individuals that come to see me often note a persistent feeling of not belonging or fitting in, even when everything seems to be okay on the surface. Others describe spending years feeling not good enough, or unlovable.

Heartbreakingly, it seems that for all of them it feels normal:

to feel bad without knowing why,

to see other people and other people’s needs as more important,

to feel overlooked or “too much”, 

to believe that their emotional needs will scare others away and need to hide them,

to become self-reliant and self-sufficient as soon as possible

to not ask questions

As a result they are left feeling unimportant, unworthy, unwanted and rejected and all the while they hate themselves for being passive, procrastinate and feeling helpless in life’s situations (e.g. “I don’t know what to do” or “there is nothing that I can do”). 

For more than 14 years, I have been privileged to support clients in their journeys and witness their profound strength and resilience, as they overcome the legacy of neglect, trauma, abuse, shame, and loss.

I hope that I will be able to help you too to overcome whatever is stopping you from thriving in life, and live in a loving relationship with yourself, along with supportive and nourishing relationships with others.


therapy for identical and fraternal twins

In my years of practice I have also been privileged to work with, and support individuals who are identical or fraternal twins, and who have found this to be a source of happiness, or distress, or challenge.

Coming to the world as a twin is a very special experience.

Twins enjoy a profound sense of closeness and understanding that intimately connects them to one another, that begins even before they connect with their mother. From their shared time in the womb they provide comfort to each other, and as infants they continue to need each other’s skin to skin contact, in order to soothe. As they develop further, they are able to communicate very successfully in a non-verbal way, or through their special language. As exclusive members of their twinship group, twins do not need to try hard to make friends, as they can always provide support and entertainment to each other.

However, twins face a lot of difficult challenges. This deep intimacy that they share can become very painful when they need to be separate from one another, physically and psychologically. They also live in a non-twin world that has set expectations about their role, behaviour, identity and abilities. Twins can wrongly be perceived as carbon copies of each other, and this deprives them from their unique, self-identity that complements their twin identity. This can have a harmful impact in a twin’s sense of self, as they need to nurture and develop a secure self-identity, as well as a healthy twin identity. Their shared special connection can potentially bring for the twin who tries to make connections with others, disappointment, loneliness and anger, when others cannot match the depth of understanding and closeness that they share in their twinship.

My aspiration, alongside any other goals that my twin clients have, is to support their process of finding the balance between developing an individual, different sense of self, without losing the special bond they share with their twin.

If you would like to see if my services can be of help to you, please feel free to email me for an initial meeting.

I look forward to meeting with you.



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