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Stamatia-Alexia Gaitanou

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH6

About me

I am a counsellor and dance movement psychotherapist.

In my work, I invite my clients to speak of their experiences and express their feelings.

I believe that therapy is a space for sharing and getting a different perspective of what is happening in our life. The hope is to understand ourselves better and if necessary, learn different ways of coping.

Alongside my work as a psychotherapist, I work as a clinical supervisor and a facilitator for the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling at the University of Edinburgh.

Training, qualifications & experience

Cross-Professional Certificate in Creative Supervision and Reflective Practice – Institute of Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practice.

M.Sc. Dance and Movement Psychotherapy, Queen Margaret University, ADMP-UK registered member, working towards UKCP accreditation.

Dance Movement Therapy, Foundation Certificate Course, Queen Margaret University College.

Counselling Studies, Postgraduate Diploma in Counseling, COSCA Accredited, University of Edinburgh, eligible for BACP accreditation.

Deree College, The American College of Greece, B.A. Psychology (GBR, graduate member of BPS).

I have worked with adults, young people and children from a diverse socio-economic background. I have practiced in an extensive variety of therapy settings, including community settings, third sector, NHS, care homes, special needs units, educational institutions and privately, across Edinburgh and Fife.

Member organisations


Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK

ADMP UK is the professional organisation for the profession for Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the United Kingdom.

They aim to support the development of DMP in the UK and internationally; foster communication among Dance Movement Psychotherapists (DMPs); and promote the use of DMP throughout the United Kingdom and abroad.

Therapies offered

  • Dance therapy
  • Person-centred therapy


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer an initial face to face consultation free of charge.

I operate a sliding scale depending on personal circumstances from £35 - £45 per 60 mins sessions.


Thursdays and Fridays

Further information

My practice is grounded by the BACP code of ethics.


Type of session


Types of client

Young people

Additional languages



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a counsellor, dance movement psychotherapist and qualified creative clinical supervisor.

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Stamatia-Alexia Gaitanou

Stamatia-Alexia Gaitanou