GET TO KNOW ME

"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination." Carl Rogers

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist qualified in the UK further to my doctoral studies at the University of Manchester in the UK. I was formerly awarded an MSc in Mental Health, Psychological Therapies by the Queen Mary University of London and previously I was awarded with a BSc (honours) Psychology. I previously worked at the Primary and Secondary Care of the NHS hospitals in the UK and also worked at a Complex & Acute Psychiatric Inpatient ward at the Priory Royal Cheadle Hospital in the UK where I provided individual and group therapy for patients. In Cyprus, I worked for the Cyprus Military/National Guard, and as a Specialist Consultant on mental health care for various institutions, where I provided group therapy for people with addictions, addictive behaviours, and vulnerable adolescents in school settings.


As an experienced therapist, I provide evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-centered and many other therapeutic interventions according to the issue of distress. I also provide group therapy and facilitate groups for self-esteem issues, anxiety management, anger management, addictions, psychosis experiences, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and others. In my practice, I use different therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-centered Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy among others which may apply accordingly. I also accomplished the Group Analytic North (GAN) assemblies during my doctorate training and I experientially participated in large group analytic assemblies.


My therapeutic work is based on scientific but also subjective precepts that incorporate humanistic values, respect for uniqueness and choice, and appreciate the narrative interpretation of experiences in a non-judgemental space. I am fully conversant with the latest mental health research literature and combine exceptional professional capability with an effective client-centered approach with evidence-based psychological therapies under the ethical guidelines of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), both in the UK. I am also a member of the Cyprus Council of Psychologists.



Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional Psychologist can make things better. I care about your well-being and provide you all the tools you need in order to seize the day and learn how to tackle even the most traumatic circumstances.

 
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MY QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge You Can Count On

When it comes to your mental health and overall well-being, it’s important to have a knowledgeable professional you can turn to. My expertise covers a broad spectrum of mental health services, and I’m happy to share my experience and qualifications.

 

EDUCATION

2020- Today

Cert. in Behavioural Activation for Depression, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK


2014-2018 

Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology [DCounsPsych - Chartered Psychologist, CPsychol]

University of Manchester, UK

(Thesis - Experiences of psychosis explored through first-person narratives and implications for Counselling Psychology clinical practice)


2013 – 2014

MSc Mental Health: Psychological therapies – Clinical Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of London, UK 

(Dissertation - A Systematic Review: Therapeutic factors and their manifestation in group psychotherapy for psychiatric patients)


2006 – 2012

BSc (Honours) Psychology [BPS accredited] - Open University, UK 

CAREER HISTORY

Oct. 2018 –  Today

Private Practice Psychological Therapist – Specialist Consultant 

Nicosia, Cyprus


Chartered Counselling Psychologist

·    Providing individual therapy for various psychological disorders.

·    Conducting initial clinical and risk assessments, case formulation, and interventions. 

·    Online tutoring and research supervision to psychology students at a Doctorate, Postgraduate and Undergraduate levels and

     A' level students (Edexcel/AQA) (50 hours).

·    Providing group therapy at schools and addiction rehabilitation clinics ACT, CBT, DBT, creative therapies, and psychoeducation.

·    Specialist Consultant (short-term contracts i.e. in Addiction & prevention, sports psychology, Cyprus National Guard psychiatric unit).


March 2018 

Jan 2019 

Cyprus National Guard, 

KEN Limassol

Chartered Counselling Psychologist

Aug. 17 –Μar. 2018

ITHAKI, Counselling and Prevention Station of KENTHEA, 

Nicosia, Cyprus

Counselling Psychologist in clinical training

Oct. 2015 – July 2017

Primary Care, IAPT Service, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Counselling Psychologist in clinical training

Jun 2016 – Oct. 2016 

The Priory Cheadle Royal Hospital, Cheadle, UK

Counselling Psychologist in clinical training

Sept. 2015 – Mar. 2016

Eating Disorders, NHS Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, UK                       

Counselling Psychologist in Clinical Training

Jan. – Jul. 2014

The Cyprus Institute of Psychotherapy ‘Decide’, Cyprus

Psychologist/ Psychotherapist 

(Trainee)

2001 - 2013

Alpha Bank (Cyprus) Ltd [Formerly Emporiki Bank (Cyprus) Ltd]

SWIFT Officer/HR Adviser

2000 – 2001

Expresstock Financial Services Ltd, Cyprus

HR Manager​

ADDITIONAL TRAINING - CPD

2018        –         Psychoanalytic Couples Therapy – (1 day) – University of Nicosia, Cyprus
2017        –         Clinical Supervision with Confidence – (2-week course) – UEA (University of East Anglia)
2017        –         Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia (2-week course) – King’s College London
2016        –         Neuropsychology in Adult Mental Health (1-week course) – Lancaster University
2016        –         Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy – BPS North West, Manchester
2016        –         Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) – Level 1, University of Manchester
2016        –         Hearing voices; learning from the dialogue (1 day) - BPS Professional Development 
2015        –         Mindfulness for Therapists and Healthcare Professionals (8-week course), Manchester
2015        –         NHS Mandatory Induction Training (1 week), Manchester
2012        –         Banking Training – SWIFT/SEPA Payments, Regulations, SWIFT International Guidelines, Money Laundering