Welcome to VGTherapy

At VGTherapy, I aim to help you overcome life's challenges. Individuals can heal, rebuild, and transform their lives. As an integrative therapist I work towards positive change in a supportive and therapeutic environment. Through understanding and self-acceptance, you are enabled to live a more fulfilled life.


Through compassionate and skilled counselling, I guide clients through issues such as loss, relationship conflicts, transitional stress, and other challenges. I draw upon a range of therapeutic modalities. When given the proper support and care individuals can thrive despite difficult experiences with their innate ability to heal and grow in the wake of adversity.


I offer short and long-term therapy either in-person for adults and couples at my central London practice room as well as online and telephone sessions. I work across a wide range of issues such as loss and grief, abuse, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, low self-worth and work related stress. I also offer therapy sessions in Greek, French and Spanish.


To book an appointment, please call or text me on (+44) 07599 670015 or email me.

Carl Rogers

"Individuals have within themselves vast resources for self-understanding.”

ABOUT ME

I am Victoria Gonticas, an Integrative counsellor working with various therapeutic modalities to offer an individualised approach unique to your needs to help you explore and overcome difficulties. Through compassion, individuals can make changes to live the life they desire.

With a 23-year career in finance and the corporate world, I am well versed in the pressures of high-level stress, having worked in London, New York, Paris, and Madrid. After my own journey of loss and bereavement, I came to retrain as a counsellor from 2018.

Victoria Gonticas, Integrative counsellor

During the Coronavirus pandemic, I started supporting clients over the telephone and via e-counselling for the charities Cruse Bereavement Care and The Listening Place followed by in-person sessions. I have also helped clients in a clinical setting within the National Health Service (NHS).

I hold a Graduate Certificate in Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling and a Level 3 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling. I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling and a Level 1 Diploma in Couples Counselling. I am also a certified Online Counsellor. I provide a safe, confidential space for you to gain insight and self-awareness where, over time, you can learn how to manage stressful experiences or difficult emotions to lead a healthier and happier life. I am a Registered Member of the BACP.

Therapy varies from person to person, and it is very rewarding to see the changes emerge as clients better understand how to manage their difficult feelings and emotions.

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HOW THERAPY BENEFITS YOU

Anxiety and Stress

Anxiety and stress are widespread issues affecting millions of people. When anxiety or stress takes over, it can dramatically impact your life, physically affecting your body and your mental health. During therapy, you learn to understand fear and how to identify its triggers so you can take control when your anxiety or stress becomes challenging. You learn to let go of negative habits and insecurities that keep you from achieving your goals and learn how to identify and manage unhelpful behaviours.

Depression and low self-esteem

Undergoing therapy for depression, low self-esteem, or suicidal thoughts can help you restore equilibrium and a sense of peace. Depression manifests itself in many different forms, and many individuals struggle with various symptoms without realising these stem from depression. Therapy can help you create a life where depression and low self-esteem do not hold you back, where you can understand and identify the symptoms to restore healthier habits and manage negative behaviours.

trauma

Traumatic events can leave you feeling numb, disorientated, and distressed. Therapists are skilled at listening and offer valuable help in working through trauma to rebuild your life so you can take back control. Everybody processes trauma differently; undergoing therapy can help lessen its effects on your life so you can lead a healthier and happier life.

Grief, Loss and Bereavement

Grief is not only the loss of a loved one, but it can be grieving different life phases. This could be a divorce, change of career, redundancy and unemployment or a child going to university. Grief affects people in different ways, and everyone grieves differently. Grief counselling allows you to develop an awareness of the different stages of grief and an understanding of the emotions you are experiencing. No matter what stage you find yourself in, therapy can help you ‘reframe’ that loss and find meaning.

Other Issues

People pursue therapy for a variety of reasons because they have identified specific goals or issues they want to work on. Others may be encouraged by family, friends, or medical professionals to seek help. Re-evaluating your life with a therapist is a large part of becoming self-aware of your internal world and being able to move forward. Therapy also helps you uncover the root or foundation of difficulties and lets you gain insight into your patterns and behaviours to better understand your emotions.

How Does Therapy Work?

Integrative Therapy

Integrative therapy draws on techniques from different types of therapy to tailor an approach specifically for you to help you explore your issues, thoughts, and feelings.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy focuses on unconscious processes and how they affect present behaviour. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are self-awareness and an understanding of the influence of the past on the present.

Person-Centred Therapy

Person-centred therapy enables you to eliminate the idea or feeling that external forces beyond your control influence you.

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt is a highly positive and practical integrative therapeutic approach. It focuses on the present moment and immediate thoughts and feelings. Based on the principle that everyone is whole - composed of mind, body, and soul.

Transactional Analysis

Transactional analysis is an integrative approach to psychotherapy grounded in humanistic philosophy - the analysis of how people communicate and relate to each other.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Solution-focused brief therapy is also known as brief therapy, SFBT, or the solution-focused approach. The aim is to set clear, concise, and realistic goals – focusing on what you want and your strengths.

LOCATION & FEES

I offer short and long-term therapy in person at my practice rooms in central London SW3, EC4, EC3 or online and by telephone; session fees vary.


Lothbury Suite

28, Queen Street

City of London

EC4R 1BB.

Birchin Court

20, Birchin Lane

City of London

EC3V 9DU.

Costs:

Individual Sessions £150.00

Couple Sessions £180.00

Fees are payable via bank transfer before the start of each session.

Cancellation policy:

Please cancel a minimum of 24 hours in advance, otherwise a full fee will be charged.

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CONTACT

To book an appointment, please call or text me on (+44) 07599 670015 or email using the form below.

FAQ

CAN I HAVE ONLINE OR TELEPHONE THERAPY?

Yes. If you cannot meet me at my practice room in central London, I offer online therapy sessions via Zoom and telephone. Both ways are an effective way to engage in the therapeutic process.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THERAPY?

The first step is discovering and understanding your personality traits, preferences, needs, spiritual beliefs, openness, and motivation. A solid therapeutic alliance is core to the success of integrative therapy.

HOW MUCH DOES A SESSION COST?

Therapy per session costs £150.00 for an individual or £180 for a couple. The fee is payable before the start of each session.

HOW MANY SESSIONS DO YOU NEED?

Everyone is unique, so how many sessions you require depends on what issues you are experiencing. I offer both short and long-term therapy, and I am available to you for as long as you need.

HOW DO YOU BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

Call or text me on (+44) 07599 670015 or email me. I am aware how important it is to feel comfortable with the therapist you chose. It is an opportunity for you to ask me questions. If you want to proceed, we can book an initial consultation session at my private central London practice, ideally in person.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING YOUR FIRST SESSION?

We have an in-depth talk with more background and information gathering during our first initial assessment session - it typically lasts longer than the regular 50-minute weekly session.

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