Dr Constantina Markides is a Clinical Psychologist with experience working with both adults and children with a range of mental health difficulties, such as severe OCD, low self-esteem, low mood and anxiety.
After completing a BA(Hons) in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School, she completed her BSC in Psychology at the University of Royal Holloway. She went on to obtain her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Essex. Her year long doctoral specialism was with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust within their Whole Family Service and Perinatal Mental Health service. Her doctoral thesis focused on self-compassion meditation and disordered eating. Since qualifying, she has specialised in working with children and their families in an NHS CAMHS Tier 3 service. In her recent NHS positions, she has been involved in providing autism assessments and offering evidence-based interventions to those with a neurodiverse cognitive profile such as autism and is currently working in an NHS mental health service for adults.
Dr Markides enjoys working with individuals as well as families, couples and groups across all ages. She has a particular interest in working with individuals to support them to overcome low mood, social/ health or generalised anxiety, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, or disordered eating in order to lead a personally meaningful and fulfilling life.
She specialises in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic, Narrative, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. She also has experience of Life Story work e.g. with those with dementia. Whilst she is committed to using therapies that have demonstrated research evidence supporting their effectiveness with specific difficulties, she often integrates different approaches in order to best fit the complex needs of the individuals she works with.
Dr Markides offers a collaborative and compassionate approach, focused not only on supporting clients to overcome symptoms, but on finding a way to make meaning of their experiences, discover their values and lead their life according to these, doing what matters to them.
She can offer therapy in English and Greek.