Lorena Georgiadou

Lorena Georgiadou


07783 739366

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About me

I appreciate that there are moments in life where things do not go as planned, where we find ourselves lost or overwhelmed, where we need support or a listening ear. A particular experience may be troubling you or you may not be very clear about what's wrong. You may be feeling low, lonely, stressed or angry. Whatever the difficulty is, I believe that having the opportunity to explore it alongside a caring other can be beneficial.

I aim to offer a non-judgmental, supportive space for people to explore confusing, difficult or painful experiences, feelings and thoughts. I work in a relational way, respecting my client's pace and trusting that each individual is the expert in their own life.

An initial telephone conversation (free) and introductory session at a reduced fee (£20) will help us determine whether we want to work together. If we decide that we are a good match, we can arrange regular sessions in the Meadowbank area. The space I work from is easily accessible by public transport (regular bus services, bus numbers: 4, 5, 15, 26, 44 and 45) and there is on street parking.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Lecturer in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. In this capacity, I teach and supervise students and I undertake research. I also volunteer as a Counsellor at an Edinburgh-based Counselling Agency where I support individuals on a long-term basis.

I hold:

  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy (distinction), Persona Training, Aberdeen University.
  • a PhD in Counselling Studies, University of Edinburgh.
  • an MSc in Counselling Studies (distinction), University of Edinburgh.
  • a Pg Certificate in Counselling Skills, COSCA.
  • a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Cross-cultural transitions
  • Belonging



Further information

I am originally from Greece and have lived in Italy for a year before I moved to Edinburgh in 2008. I am particularly interested in inter-cultural/inter-linguistic transitions and interactions and how these may be affecting people's wellbeing. I have worked with (and done research on) international students and professionals who are not 'from here' and who may be troubled by changes in their identity or circumstances.

I offer counselling in english or greek.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH7

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Greek


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No



Types of client

Young people