Dr Zoe Chouliara
Formerly Professor in Mental Health
Named in the Top 100 Nation's Lifesavers List 2019 for her work with survivors of childhood abuse. Part of group award in Dermatology, BJN, 2016.
I am an Awarded, Senior Mental Health Practitioner of national and international calibre.
I am happy to work with any type and degree of psychological difficulty and life situation you might find yourself in, including anxiety, depression, life crisis, abuse, gender and sexuality issues, identity issues, health anxiety, low self worth, dissatisfaction with appearance. I have particular expertise in abuse, extreme adversity and trauma, as well as skin conditions and appearance distress. I am an expert in helping you to reconnect with yourself and rebuild your identity and sense of self, especially so after adversity.
I can provide treatment and psychological/mental health assessments.
Life happens to all of us! I will provide a therapeutic and humane space for you. Nothing of what you bring will scare me or put me off. I will provide you with an empathic, honest and accepting professional relationship, so that you can find your best way forward.
I am a Senior Practitioner Counselling and Health Psychologist and Supervisor, Person-Centred Psychotherapist/Counsellor, and Professional Transformational Coach, as well as Reiki Practitioner.
I am the lead author of the Acts of Recovery, the first evidence-based, survivor-centred self-help booklet for survivors of childhood abuse, which led to my being named in the top 100 Nation's Lifesavers List in 2019..
I have also been awarded the BJN Dermatology Award 2016, as part of the team of trainers delivering the first ever Dermatology Masterclass nationally and internationally. My clinical experience spans across the NHS, the voluntary sector and the independent practice over 12 years.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc PsyDip MSc PhD PGDip Counselling CPsychol (Health) FHEA
Practitioner Counselling & Health Psychologist
Transformational Life Coach
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Transgender issues/gender incongruence/ transition
Identity issues, especially during recovery from complex traumas and adversity
Wish to undertake plastic surgery to alter your appearance
Dissatisfaction with your looks
I offer a fifteen minutes free introductory session to allow you to meet me and decide whether you want to work with me.
phone to discuss fees
Concessions offered for
I practise mainly in Edinburgh, but also in Glasgow, if more convenient.
I have 13 years clinical experience in working with complex and/or severe psychological difficulties in the NHS, the voluntary and independent sectors. My particular expertise is psychological problems associated with complex psychological trauma, identity issues/gender identity, skin conditions and appearance/body image difficulties, and recovering from life adversities.
I am happy to work with you whichever your challenges are, including anxiety, depression, life crisis, or identity crisis. Together we will find the best way forward.