Ioanna Baliou

Child and Adolescent Counsellor (MBACP)

PG Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling. Terapia - London.

Call Now


I am an integrative child and adolescent counsellor, qualified to work with children, young people, and their families, and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I work with children and young people from 5-18 years old, both in English and Greek, who are facing emotional and behavioural challenges.

AbuseAnger Management TherapyAnxietyArt TherapyAspergersAttachment TheoryChild or Adolescent IssuesDepressionDomestic AbuseFamily ConflictFamily SystemsGender IdentityInterpersonalLearning DisorderMindfulness-basedNonviolent CommunicationParentingPsychodynamicPTSDRelationalSelf-EsteemSelf-HarmingSocial Phobia

I specialise in addressing anxiety, anger management, depression, low self-esteem, and socialising difficulties. My approach is child-centred as I adopt a non-directive stance, allowing the child to lead the sessions and support their sense of autonomy. I also work in a relational and attachment-informed manner, aiming to provide a supportive environment, where the child or young person feels comfortable exploring their relational patterns and developing a sense of security. I also utilise play and other creative methods to engage children and adolescents in exploring their emotions. I emphasise establishing a secure and empathetic therapeutic relationship as the foundation of my work with children and young people. I extend my support to families offering separate sessions for parents. We can start with the initial session to explore how I can help you and your child in the best possible way. Additional sessions can be arranged based on individual needs.

With over 20 years of experience, I have worked with children and their families as a primary and early years teacher, as a volunteer counsellor for Place2be, and in private practice.

Type of Therapy
  • Art Therapy / Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
Client Type
Type of Session
Long Term (Face to Face)Short Term (Face to Face)

Rooms for Therapists, 2 Lion Yard, Tremadoc Road, SW47NQ