Aris Papaefstathiou

Counselling for trans-identifying and gender-questioning individuals and couples

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Welcome. I am a qualified, BACP-registered counsellor based in London and Greece. I am also a transgender man and recently a parent of twins; my preferred pronouns are 'he/him/his'.

I am passionate about working with gender and sexuality and supporting LGBTQ+ clients.

I only work online and I see clients over secure video-conferencing. Sessions can be in English or Greek.

Who is this practice for?

I work with individuals in LGBTQ+ communities and I have a particular interest in working with people who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender diverse, and gender-questioning. I offer therapy for anyone who wants to explore their identity, regardless of whether they are considering or undergoing transition. I also offer therapy to people who want support for other challenges in life and would like to work these through with a trans therapist.

I have experience of working with clients on the following:

Anxiety - Depression - Low self-esteem - Shame - Life transitions - Gender dysphoria - Questioning/exploring sexuality - Loss - Bereavement - Relationship problems - Parenting difficulties - Coming out - Family conflict - Anger - Gender questioning - Addictions

I also work with couples, partners, family members or anyone close to someone who is exploring their gender identity.

About the therapeutic approach

The counselling approach I am using is Person-Centred. I will offer an empathic, non-judgemental and accepting space in order to help you make sense of your experiences and feelings, as well as access your own resources to explore the challenges you are currently facing.

From my own experience, therapy has been incredibly important for me throughout my gender transition.

The aim of the practice is to provide a confidential, accepting and safe therapeutic space to explore any discomfort, confusion, distress and curiosity around gender identity and sexuality. I believe it is also important to celebrate identity in a supportive environment.

About me

  • I have completed a BA (Hons) and Diploma in Person Centred Counselling at Metanoia Institute / Middlesex University, London (BACP-accredited course).
  • Completed a Certificate in Working with Couples and other Relationships, the Grove Practice, London
  • Co-authored and co-facilitated trainings and workshops on relevant topics:

    • Trans Awareness Training for Therapists, Brighton
    • No Voice Missing - Systemic approach to understanding gender transitions, London
    • Understanding gender transition - What happens to the soul when the gender transitions, London
  • Completed a Certificate in Mindfulness Skills from the Midlands Centre of Mindfulness and Compassion.
  • Worked as a counsellor at Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard and at Metro, London.
  • Professional Memberships:

    Registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy); abiding by their Ethical Framework.

    Member of World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

    Member of European Professional Association for Transgender Health (EPATH)

  • Receiving regular clinical supervision; hold full professional insurance.


All sessions for individuals last 50 mins on a mutually agreed day and time. Fees are £65/€65 per session. I have some low cost slots for people on low incomes.

Fees for couples are £90/€90 and last 60mins.

I offer an initial appointment to explore your concerns and agree whether we would like to work together. Initial consultations last 30 minutes and cost £30/€30.

Contact me

If you would like to get in touch please contact me at or fill out the form below:

BACP registered member - 380645
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