Clinical Psychologist (BSc, MSc, MBPsS) Psychotherapist (PAP, EAP, EFTA)
I graduated from the school of Psychology of the University of West of England, Bristol (UWE) and I continued my postgraduate studies in Clinical Psychology at the University of Bournemouth. I completed my clinical training in the Mental Health Services of the National Health Service (NHS).
I remained in the UK where I continued to work in the NHS at the Pain Management Unit of Poole Hospital and other Mental Health Units (Bournemouth Hospital, Weymouth Hospital) with clinical emphasis on mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.
I returned to Cyprus where I began working in private practice whilst completing a 4-year training course in Systemic Family Therapy and Couple’s Therapy.
My approach is systemic at heart but it is informed by various psychotherapeutic schools in which I have been trained (CBT, ACT, MBCT, MBSR, NVR, SFT) in order to methodically create a holistic and personalized approach to treatment that suits the needs and uniqueness of each individual, couple, family.
The creation of Acacia Psychotherapy Centre embodies an approach to psychotherapy that follows the European standards of professionalism and good clinical practice. This means, above all else, respect towards our clients knowing that they are the only expert authorities about themselves, continuous education and research/evidence-based practice and collaboration between all the health specialists that might be involved in the improvement of the quality of life of the client in our care.
I am currently participating in a 2-year training program at the Hellenic Observatory for Rights in the Field of Mental Health in order to provide support to individuals and families during an episode of psychosis. I am hoping to create a multidisciplinary team in Cyprus that, in collaboration with the appropriate organizations, it can provide support to families and individuals, to prevent an involuntary psychiatric admission, to offer psychological therapy, to create self-help groups with service users and to promote alternative non-psychiatric models in dealing with extreme psychic pain.
I am a member of the organizations listed below:
British Psychological Society (BPS)
European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP – European Certificate of Psychotherapy Holder)
European Family Therapy Association (EFTA)
Pancyprian Association for Psychotherapists (PAP)
Pancyprian Association for Psychologists (Pasypsy)
Observatory for the Rights in the field of Mental Health