I am a licensed mental health counsellor/family counsellor. I am a member of the European Association for Counselling (registration number: HAC2059) and the Hellenic Association of Counselling (registration number: 01724). I have been trained in the Integrative Model of Systemic Therapy and I have completed my personal five-year-long individual and group therapy. I work in English and in Greek.
Why trust me?
In the course of my life, I have changed careers, I have travelled around the world and I constantly grow on a personal and professional level. It is my love for and curiosity about human nature and relationships that have led me to the world of counselling and therapy. I have been living in Brussels since 2008 and, as an expat, I am familiar with the challenges and opportunities one comes across when living abroad. I work and I live in a holistic way; that is, academic achievements (degrees), lifelong learning (seminars, trainings, congresses, conferences) and alternative methods (meditation, mindfulness and energetic healing) enrich my practice and shape me as a person and a counsellor.
How does it work?
There is no “one-size-fits-all” in counselling. The Integrative Model of Systemic Therapy is a holistic approach which focuses on the relationships between people. The Model does not consider an individual as an isolated unit but rather as part of a wider system of relationships (at home, at school, at work, in friendships, in the society). Therefore, it does not target and stigmatise an individual as the “problematic” one. Instead, it brings people’s unique personalities, stories and life situations to the surface and offers new insights on how to interact with others so that relationships become a source of joy, inspiration and fulfilment. To this end, the Model has equipped me with a wide range of tools, techniques, theories and interventions which I tailor to your very personal needs and requests. I am skilled at listening and concentrating on your own agenda, potential and strengths. We collaboratively decide on what suits you best and we accordingly plan the next steps for our sessions. I embrace diversity and my practice is informed with LGBTQ+ issues.
Why seek counselling?
The reasons why one reaches out to a counsellor vary from person to person and they are all absolutely valid. You may feel lonely in a new country; you may be overwhelmed with personal and professional obligations; you may have troubles dealing with your children’s behaviour; you may wonder whether you are in a fulfilling relationship; you may experience the loss of a beloved person or; you may simply want to know yourself better. Whatever the reason may be, I am here to accompany you in your endeavour to get clarity, find answers and chart a new course for your life.