I have always claimed that my own personal journey with counselling started at the age of 9 while being asked by my teacher what I wanted to become when I grew up. My answer was a psychologist. From there I proceeded to study Psychology in Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece. I then did an MSc in Developmental Psychology in the University of Dundee.
It was not until years later however, while undertaking therapy to deal with my own trauma and anxiety attacks that the idea of becoming a counsellor started being more present in my mind. This space was so different from what I had experienced before, there was gentleness here, attunement, empathy and a tender calling to healing and personal growth. These conditions did wonders for my soul and deciding to follow that path of work myself, I retained a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Pg Diploma in Counselling from the University of Edinburgh.
Throughout my years of practice I have worked with people from many different backgrounds and a wide age range. I have a broad experience in working with loss and bereavement, anxiety, depression, trauma, work related stress, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, domestic violence and self esteem issues.
In 2016, I completed a training course on grief and bereavement in the University of Edinburgh.This gave me the opportunity to enrol and work with Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland through which I gained some wonderful experience in working with the sacred process of grief. Through Cruse I gained a certificate in "Working with Bereaved Children and Young People" which enables me to offer a therapeutic space to younger clients who go through bereavement.
As a therapist I believe that the therapeutic process is a journey of going back to one’s self, to that human who is worthy, lovable, full of light and an uncompromised part of the universe. I believe that no matter what life can throw at us at any age , no matter the trauma, hardship, loss of self and pain we all more or less go through, we have the internal tendency and capacity for healing, growth and wholeness.
I am a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP)