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Stamatia-Alexia Gaitanou

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH6
Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH6

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 make sense of our experiences. 
I invite my clients to explore their life journey in a talking and creative way.

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.

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.

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


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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Greek


Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


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

Types of client

Young people


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

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Stamatia-Alexia Gaitanou

Stamatia-Alexia Gaitanou