Buzz about Eva

After having Eva as my therapist for 2 years, I would like to thank her for motivating me so much to change my life for the better, to achieve goals that I explored and set with her help, for helping me to not worry so much about not having ultimate goals (as I learnt from her that goals change all the time) and for being so ethical by letting me know that it is time for me to stop receiving therapy, since I worked on all my issues with her and over exploring things was not helping me anymore. Thank you for being honest and hardworking. She cares a lot about her clients and I am sure that she will help a lot of people feel better, get stronger, reduce their anxiety, improve their relationships with their families and achieve their goals. I wish her all the best“!

H.P. London, UK

I remember feeling quite confused when I was browsing the internet, trying to find the psychologist/psychotherapist that would suit me. I knew that I wanted someone who can speak my native language (Greek) and be empatheticBut who could this be?… I decided to contact Eva, quite hesitantly in the beginning, as I was not sure whether she would be the “right” one. I liked Eva’s approach over the phone and I think this was the reason that I decided to visit her for the first time. I decided to visit her and “give it a go” because I liked this flexible stance from her side. After all, I thought, a couple of sessions with Eva would help me decide whether I would like continuing working with her… Through my interaction with Eva, I was helped to become more self-reflexive, to recognise and understand better my emotions as well as to feel more confident about myself. Eva is very person-centred, very empathetic and has a non-judgemental and warm approach that I liked from the beginning. Her relaxed but at the same time attentive style made me want to visit her again. I also liked the choice and responsibility given to me in terms of how often we will meet and whether, after each session, I wanted to meet with her again... I enjoyed her “let go” aspect of things! When I was trying to find answers in the “here and now”, Eva would encourage and remind me that some things will be solved or “come to light” at some point later. Letting go things takes time and effort but Eva was next to me in this process… Eva’s style, identity and personality characteristics helped me, through our relationship, to learn so many valuable things about myself and relationships in general. I feel appreciative to have met and worked with Eva“.

3 benefits: …

Eva’s self-assessment form before each session helped me focus on some measurable, achievable and realistic goals, prompted me think of aspects of my life that were going well  and encouraged me plan what I wanted to discuss with Eva the next time.

– Eva gave me the option of visiting her in person or having sessions through Skype. Skype sessions did not have any difference with these in person and I really enjoyed the ease and convenience of Skype sessions

– The video-recording of the sessions can be very useful for in-between-the-sessions personal reflection!…

Eva is very passionate about her job! She is someone who will listen constructively, be non-judgemental and support you in the continuous journey of self-awareness. Eva was also very good in knowing when to take a more exploratory and more listening stance and when to “push me” find the solution that may have been in front of my eyes! Finally, I felt I could be very honest with her and I didn’t need any defences when being with her. I would definitely recommend Eva for her services! Eva is a star, shining in the sky“!

A.K. London, UK

Being a psychologist myself I always believed that investing in psychotherapy is the best investment in you. When I decided that it was time to offer this gift to myself I found Eva! Eva made this “investment” even more worthwhile. She is one of the most positive people that I have ever met. Her positive attitude towards life was there not only to remind me the positive aspects that do exist in every difficulty that I faced, but also helped me to change my mindset by being able to pinpoint them by myself. Motivating me to focus on the practical side of things, Eva helped me to see some challenging situations more realistically and as a result to deal with them more effectively. By doing so I felt more powerful to fight for my personal goals and as a result to be much happier!
Eva you are an inspiration to me, a professional friend always there to remind me that I have the power to form my own life, always open to give me a hug at the end of a difficult session. Εύα ένα μεγάλο ευχαριστώ!

S.V. Athens, Greece

Once you appreciate your needs and you believe in yourself, then you will realise that everything magically will fall into place.

I can still remember Eva’s words very clearly, like a month ago, when after having worked together very consistently for 6 months, we were discussing about my needs and how I would like to see myself in the near future. At that time I realised what she was talking about but I couldn’t find a way to believe in it. However it has been a month that I have been living exactly what we were talking about.

Like in the lives of every one of us, there have always been problems, and there will be. This is why, we must never lose the opportunity to live happily and enjoy the moment. And Eva taught me that in the following way.

First of all she explained to me how important it is to stop carrying with me stigmas from the past- such as events, beliefs, prejudices that didn’t allow me to believe in myself – but instead to keep only the positive and useful elements that I have experienced through my interaction with people and different circumstances. In addition she enabled me to create my own opinion, my own experiences, my own needs, my own beliefs and explore how I would like to live my life.

More specifically, focusing on the things that had already happened to me, instead of focusing on how I would like to live from now on and in the future, I realised that I didn’t know what made me happy, after having lived already 24 years of my life. At the same time, I was always achieving things that other people used to acknowledge; but I didn’t find them significant enough (but only now I have come to realise that it is understandable since I didn’t feel that they would take me anywhere specific).

Nothing happened all of a sudden. I decided to work with Eva after having received tremendous perseverance from my grandmother. And indeed, Eva made me feel comfortable from the very first time and made me realise that I could make the most of our sessions through honest and both sided communication. And this is what I did.

But not only that. Together we focused on how I see myself on a day to day basis, I was asked to complete questionnaires, and together with her help I was able to discover parts of myself that I didn’t know and my needs. Every time I would leave her office I would either feel happy, other times I would feel preoccupied, but I was never lost. Because, what I have come to realise is that she enabled me to find my compass in life, regardless of whether there might be difficulties ahead; she didn’t lead my way. Above anything else she reminded me that I’m responsible to lead my life.

Tomorrow we are having a session and I can’t wait to tell her how relaxed and confident I have been feeling after having had 3 weeks of holiday. The only thing that I would like to share with her, apart from my news – which I know she is really looking forward to hearing- is a very big thank you. She reminded how much I love to lead (my life)”

Α.C. London, UK

“Eva has helped me in more ways than I ever imagined when I first reached out to her. She has helped me grow, appreciate myself and find in me confidence I never new existed. She has helped me learn how to manage my stress, and approach important situations in a cooler, measured manner as well as how to prioritise. Crucially, she has helped me understand the importance of communication – occasionally confrontation, too – and, as a result, I have vastly improved the quality of my relationships. Through Eva’s help I discovered an inner strength I never knew I had – and this is what I am the most proud of from our work together. It has helped me take decisions I wouldn’t have in the past, and ask for things – from others as well as from myself – I never thought I’d get. This was a life changing experience for me and I could not recommend it strongly enough to everyone and anyone interested…”

V.D. Brussels, Belgium

The reason why I had decided to ask for Eva’s help was because I needed her help in order to “detoxify” myself from the relationship I had with my partner for the last seven years. Not only did Eva help me to become independent again and re-acquaint myself, but also to live freely, to be able to distinguish among various situations, to appreciate my starting point and setting high goals in life, to be able to appreciate my difficulties – and even those that I couldn’t  change – to feel good about myself, with what I have achieved so far. My goal is to change things in life that I do not like, I want to experience only the things I want in life. Regardless of how painful each psychotherapeutic process is, it is all worth it because you conquer it in the  end; your fears, your insecurities, whatever is getting in your way and is stalling you. It is very important to appreciate who you are and create the life you want. And I managed to do so by getting older and wiser. And I grew because of the psychotherapeutic process I had with Eva. Today I feel confident and that is because of Eva. I feel confident about myself. And this is extremely special. I’m convinced that if I hadn’t taken the psychotherapeutic path, my life would have evolved in a very slow pace, I might have taken the wrong decisions after all. And I enjoy the fact that I choose today to work on things that I had hidden for years. The psychotherapeutic process does not stop, but it gets more meaningful with time. And I learnt that in action. This is my greatest personal achievement. My therapeutic process with Eva was my turning point in life, and I get to write my personal story; the only difference is that, myself, is the leading actor, I’m no longer the same person, I have become wiser“…

K.P. Athens, Greece

“I have known Eva as a friend and colleague for some years, and am impressed by her high level of knowledge, professionalism and integrity. I have no hesitation in recommending her highly.”

Ashley Conway PhD AFBPsS Chartered Counselling Psychologist