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Consultant Counselling & Health Psychologist

About me

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 Consultant Counselling & Health Psychologist, Senior Mental Health Practitioner of national and international calibre. I am a Practitioner Counselling and Health Psychologist and Supervisor, Person-Centred Psychotherapist/Counsellor, and Professional Transformational Coach, as well as Reiki Practitioner. I have 14 years of experience as a clinician and 10 years as a clinical supervisor and trainer. My workshops, talks, and writings have touched the lives of hundreds of people over the years nationally and internationally.
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 provide psychological treatment, psychological/mental health assessments, workshops, and consultancy.

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 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 14 years.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc PsyDip MSc PhD PGDip Counselling CPsychol (Health) FHEA
Consultant Psychologist Practitioner Counselling & Health Psychologist
Psychotherapist/Counsellor
Transformational Life Coach
Rheiki Practitioner

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

Photos & videos

Fees

From £75.00 to £150.00

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

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

When I work

I am happy to work with you on suitable times and days. I offer sessions during weekends and public holidays. I am working over Xmas and New Year.

Further information

I practise mainly in Edinburgh, but also in Glasgow, if more convenient.

I have 14 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, recovering from life adversities, and Long COVID/pisy viral syndromes.

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.

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

I offer sessions over the phone or online. I also offer walking therapy within strict professional boundaries, if enclosed spaces present a significant challenge for you at present.

Additional languages

Greek

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Awarded Consultant Counselling & Health Psychologist, Psychotheapist / Counsellor Supervisor & Trainer of a national and international calibre

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