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Tara Economakis

Registered Psychotherapist

  • West Soley, Chilton Foliat, Hungerford, RG17 0TW
  • Multiple times available +
    • Mon
      9am-6pm
    • Tue
      9am-6pm
    • Wed
      9am-6pm
    • Thu
      9am-6pm
    • Fri
      4pm-6pm
    • Sun
      10am-5pm
  • Individual £100
  • 39% of enquirers became verified clients
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What to Expect

An initial assessment session allows you to see if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what concerns you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and assess if therapy may help you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange an initial assessment appointment in Chilton Foliat, Hungerford or Ramsbury, Marlborough.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests CBT for
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Binge Eating
  • Anorexia
  • Social Anxiety
Cognitive behavioural therapy focuses on how your thoughts affect your emotions and behaviour. It identifies and addresses negative thoughts which maintain the issues you encounter. The aim of cognitive behavioural therapy is for you to experience healthier thoughts and emotions.

Counselling

Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You determine what matter regarding your early years and/or adult life you explore. An objective of counselling is to enable you to speak about a difficulty and discover a way forward which is appropriate for you.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you gaining insight into the problems you face. It explores your ideas, feelings and significant moments in your history. Psychotherapy intends to help you change or discover appropriate ways of managing.

Therapy

  • Self Esteem
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Bereavement
  • Stress

Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • BUPA



Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Greek


Thoughts on Mental Health

I often begin a session with three moments of assisting my clients to ground themselves in this moment - to feel their feet on the floor, to notice their body becoming heavy in the chair, to bring their attention to a hand, a finger, or even just the touch of their eyelids as the top ones rest on the bottom ones. It is like coming home to themselves, and the work that follows is so much more enjoyable, relevant and powerful. I also encourage them to return to themselves for three minutes a day, and clients discover a joy and completeness in this process.
Read More: Mental Health Awareness Week: A more mindful approach to therapy
Giving birth is a normal, natural part of life, and for many parents a truly wonderful experience. However, first time mothers are often unprepared for this event and may be overwhelmed by fear and feelings of inadequacy. Dramatic stories from friends, relatives and the media contribute to negative anticipation, tension and anxiety. The birthing body is inhibited from functioning naturally, and even the baby can be negatively impacted. Birth may become stressful for all involved, and both parents and baby suffer. Any anxiety during pregnancy, whether it is about the upcoming birth, about becoming a parent, or even something like how the family dog will react to a new arrival, will affect not only the mother's wellbeing, but also that of the baby. Babies, even in utero, are aware and they remember. Calm and gentle births that are free of tension and fear produce calm and gentle beings. Mothers and babies immediately bond, and the mental and emotional wellbeing of both is ensured.
Read More: How to take care of your mental health and wellbeing during pregnancy
Binge eating is an 'out of control' issue, and often goes hand in hand with feeling out of control in other ways. It may be linked with difficulty handling emotions, anxiety, depression, lack of self-esteem, or a need for comfort or reward. It can also be the result of extreme dieting. Self-starvation triggers the survival instinct; the body craves food so desperately that it eats without even thinking. The mind is literally shut out. Sufferers of binge eating disorder feel upset after a binge, and so the cycle restarts with self-recrimination, dieting, and then the binge.
Read More: Therapists explain common causes of Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

Qualifications

October
2015
Certificate
Mindfulness
Grayrock and Stanton (UK)
January
2015
Certificate
Mindfulness
Grayrock and Stanton (UK)
September
2006
Certificate
Psychotherapy
National Hypno Psychotherapy Council (UK)
June
2001
Certificate
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Mole Conferences (UK)
June
2000
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist
June
1998
Certificate
Counselling
Cruse Bereavement Care (UK)

Tara abides by the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Chilton Foliat, Littlecote, Leverton, Woodlands St Mary, Ramsbury, Upper Eddington, Hungerford Newtown, Hungerford, Eddington, Froxfield, Shefford Woodlands, North Standen, Lambourn Woodlands, Upper Denford, Denford Park, Hungerford Park, Eastbury, Aldbourne, East Garston, Baydon

Nearest Train Stations

  • Hungerford (2.8 miles)
  • Bedwyn (5.3 miles)
  • Kintbury (5.5 miles)
  • Newbury (10.4 miles)
  • Newbury Racecourse (11 miles)
  • Pewsey (12.1 miles)
  • Swindon (Wilts) (12.9 miles)
  • Thatcham (13.8 miles)
  • Didcot Parkway (15.8 miles)
  • Midgham (16.4 miles)


Wheelchair access: Yes

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Updated 24 May 2018