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About Me

I completed my core training in the field of Counselling & Psychotherapy and started seeing my first clients in 2002. Originally from Athens, Greece, I moved to the UK, to pursue my post-graduate studies, and have been working in different settings as a psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer, and researcher ever since. Similarly to how I was fortunate to embark on a journey of self-discovery and be supported on the way, my aim is to connect with you at a human level and assist you towards achieving your goals or finding meaning, purpose and self-expression in what you do and who you are or want to be. 

I originally trained in humanistic and existential approaches which are very much aligned with my values, as someone who believes in collaborative relationships, respect for individuality and a state of curiosity and humility towards the human condition. As an integrative practitioner and someone who later on engaged in research, I have come to realise the importance of adopting a mindful and a 'synthesis' perspective towards life. Therefore, I have learnt to bring additional evidence-based approaches in my work, with the intention to empower you towards making the changes you wish for.

During my professional career as a Therapist & Supervisor, I have practised in the NHS, in a number of student and staff counselling services within colleges and universities and in various mental health charities. As a Senior Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy, I have taught several counselling trainees at all levels, from certificate to doctoral level. I also very much enjoy supervising Prof Doc and PhD students in this field, feeling inspired by the excellent supervision I was lucky to receive during my own doctoral years. 

Outside work, you will find me travelling, connecting with nature, cooking with and for family & friends, experimenting with something creative or chilling by or inside water which is my soothing place!

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Professional Qualifications

  • PhD in Counselling (University of Manchester, UK)

  • MSc in Research Methods (University of Manchester, UK)

  • MA in Counselling (University of Durham, UK)

  • PGCert. in Clinical Supervision (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK)

  • PGDip. in Online Counselling (OCST - approved by the Association for Counselling & Therapy Online)

  • Cerificate in Life Coaching (CA, London)

  • Certificate in Leadership & Management (ILM, London)

Further Training

I am committed to ongoing Personal & Professional Development which I pursue via attending further training, retreats, personal therapy, peer groups and keeping up to date with contemporary developments in the field.

 

Besides my original training in Humanistic & Existential approaches over the years I have completed courses on other approaches such as Group Analysis (IGA), Solution-Focused/Brief Therapy, Attachment, Mindfulness, and Psychodrama

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Accreditations / Memberships 

I am an accredited counsellor / psychotherapist by the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) - Reg. MBACP since 2005.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 

Selected Publications

I cherish the value of creativity & self-expression in life, work, and relationships. In 2023 I published a poetry book which showcases a selection of poems written during periods of transition and significant life events.

You can order the book here or contact me to send you a copy if you reside in the UK:

HOMECOMING Book

If you are a trainee or tutor in the field of Counselling & Psychotherapy, you may be interested in reading my articles below:

  1. Pedagody of Vulnerability (2023): A pedagogy of vulnerability: Its relevance to diversity teaching and ‘humanising’ higher education - Fevronia Christodoulidi, 2023 (sagepub.com)

  2. Personalised Learning (2023): Full article: Personalised learning pedagogies and the impact on student progression and retention: the case of counselling training within a university setting (tandfonline.com)

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