Dr Zoë Chouliara, Professor in Mental Health
My uniqueness lies in combining a strong academic background with the rigorous training and clinical experience of a psychotherapist/counsellor, clinical supervisor, as well as coach.
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 etc. I have particular expertise in abuse, extreme adversity and trauma, as well as skin conditions and appearance distress.
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 an award winning clinical academic. 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.
I have been 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 10 years.
I have successfully led a specialist psychology in plastics service in NHS Tayside for three years, one out of only four similar services in the country, where I worked with individuals with severe and/or complex body image and appearance related distress, providing psychological assessment and treatment.I was a clinician with the Medical Foundation (now Freedom from Torture), where I practised with survivors of torture/organised violence.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc PsyDip MSc PhD PGDip Counselling CPsychol (Health) FHEA AFBPsS
Professor in Mental Health
Practitioner Counselling & Health Psychologist
Transformational Life Coach
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Psychotherapy, Counselling, Edinburgh, Glasgow, trauma, abuse, skin conditions, relationship problems, life transitions, anxiety, depression
I offer a fifteen minutes free introductory session to allow you to meet me and decide whether you want to work with me.
My full fee for psychotherapy sessions is £100 per 1 hour session, and £55 for students.
My full fee for clinical supervision is £75 per hour and £55 for trainees.
One off psychological/mental health assessments are £300.
I practise mainly in Edinburgh, but also in Glasgow, if more convenient.
I have 11 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 skin conditions and appearance/body image difficulties, and recovering from psychological trauma.
I am happy to work with you whichever your challenges are, including anxiety, depression, life crisis, and find a way forward.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible appointment times, during the day, in some evenings, weekends and holidays. Happy to work around your availability. Skype and telephone appointments are also available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|