I completed a three year MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy with the University of Roehampton (integrating humanistic, psychoanalytic and existential psychotherapy) and an additional two year post-qualification course that led to my accreditation in existential analytic psychotherapy. I stayed in personal analysis for eight years.
I am influenced by existential psychotherapy, relational psychoanalysis and psychodynamic practice. I completed an additional professional course in dynamic interpersonal therapy course with the Anna Freud centre to be able to offer short-term psychodynamic-DIT therapy to persons that access the NHS.
My practice can be useful to people that are concerned with their relationship to themselves and others and their place in the world. I put an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and I invite an exploration of relationships in general.
My approach addresses problems, situations and symptoms as external manifestations of underlying or inner dillemas and conflicts and therefore problems can be viewed as significant opportunities for exploration, growth and meaning-making.
We will try to shed light to your life experience as it is lived by you. We will try to explore if we can work together to invite movement, flexibility, possibility around areas that feel stuck or stagnant in your life trajectory and if we can help you feel more at home with your self.
I give primacy to your experience as it is lived by you and what I encourage and help with is an experience of your deeper humanity.
I was born in Greece and studied social work as well as theatre and drama in Athens. Between 1998-2001, I worked as an actress and a creative play facilitator for pre-school and primary school children. From 2001 since 2015, I worked as a social worker for nearly fifteen years both in Greece and then in London.
As an actress I learned to appreciate the psychological significance of myth, story-telling, language, dialogue, embodiment and the human experience.
As a social worker I met individuals and groups during critical times of their lives and I experienced together with them acute multi-layered disadvantaged adversity, complex, compound and trans-generational trauma and substantial risk. My social work practice had a profound impact on my way of being and my worldview and together with my previous time in art and theatre they opened up the way towards psychotherapy.
I continued my post graduate studies in Psychotherapy in London where I have been practising and working as a therapist since 2014 with people from varied backgrounds, cultures and personal histories.