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.
- 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cross-cultural transitions
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
Type of session
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Types of client