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 - 20 mins) and introductory session at a reduced fee (£30) will help us determine whether we want to work together. If we decide that we are a good match, we can arrange regular sessions. I currently only offer online or telephone sessions.
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.
- 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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cross-cultural transitions
From £50.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
When I work
Flexible - please get in touch to discuss availability
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.