Dr Koula AsimakopoulouChartered Psychologist
Dr Koula Asimakopoulou
I am thrilled to be joining the team at the King’s Hill Back Pain Clinic!
Briefly, I am a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Registered Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). I completed my first degree in Psychology in 1995, was awarded my doctorate in Health Psychology in 2001. I have since undertaken further training to include qualifications in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Third Wave CBT therapies and Motivational Interviewing techniques.
My work focuses on helping people ‘get unstuck’ swiftly from life’s problems, worries and concerns. It is aimed at adults who are seeking help with the way they feel but who, at the same time, see formal counselling or psychotherapy as a little ‘over the top’ for their difficulties. Using a fresh, new approach I also help people who, having tried talking therapies before, saw only a short-lived difference before falling back to the same unhelpful thinking, feelings and behaviours.
The service I offer is swift (no more than 6 sessions) and solution-focused.
Examples of the methods I use are:
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Stress Inoculation
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- The Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy