I am a Core Process Psychotherapist with more than ten years of experience working with mental health within the Social Care sector and as a Complimentary and Alternative Medicine practitioner of Naturopathy and Medical Herbalism.
My interest in studying psychotherapy developed over many years of therapeutic practice alongside others, and my desire to understand more about myself and the people around me.
I am Greek by birth, perceiving the world and humans from an integrated point of view, as opposed to just looking at parts of it, or life events as being separate. The view that everything in the world is connected is ingrained in the culture I have been raised in, where I gain insights on the importance of the body and mind connection. I find the Greek guiding principle of “Know Thyself” that refers to “Know Yourself” very inspirational. This understanding led me to pursue a psychotherapy training that uses a psycho spiritual approach.
I moved from Greece to Edinburgh back in 2013 and I have greatly enjoyed living here since.
I trained in Core Process Psychotherapy on a Master's degree level at the Karuna Institute in partnership with Middlesex University. I am registered with ICO , and I am accredited member with the UK Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) and the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP).
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