Stamatia-Alexia Gaitanou

Stamatia-Alexia Gaitanou


0131 554 5341 / 07565979996

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About me

I am a qualified counsellor and dance movement psychotherapist with over 14 years of experience.
I believe that therapy is a space of sharing our stories and gaining a different perspective. This way we can alter old patterns and let go our 'skeletons in the cupboard'. 
I also believe in the power of creativity, be it movement, story telling, images.  I invite my clients in a talking and creative, curious, exploration of their worries.
From there, they can share what is most pressing and relevant for them at the present moment and make new connections and discoveries about themselves, in a journey of exploration, acceptance and appreciation of their own individuality.

I believe that only when we get to fully know our difficulties, they can become smaller.

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

The person-centred perspective, psychodynamic discipline and Authentic Movement define my practice.

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.

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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.

Further information

My practice is grounded by the BACP code of ethics.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Greek


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I have availability on Thursdays 9am to 3pm and Fridays day and evening.

Types of client

Young people

Supervision & training

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

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