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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cross-cultural transitions
Concessions offered for
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.