When guilt disappears

Before traveling to a city due to a conference I catch myself feeling anticipation. I look forward to walking around its secret places, to absorbing new knowledge, to interacting with colleagues and to reconnecting with old friends. The 46th EABCT conference in Stockholm seemed very promising. I applied without second thoughts. I was eager to go...

Suffering

“Is it normal to suffer till now?”. Her look invaded in my eyes. She was so hungry for an answer. She kept wondering how it was possible to carry this pain for so many years. She thought that she was the problem. She was certain that other “normal” people don’t feel that way. Nobody had taught...

Knitting words in English

I started the English version of my site and I was excited to share my thoughts to a broader audience. I had already written articles and posts in Greek. The idea was to translate all this material into English. I read again the articles and I began to get disappointed. How would I translate all these...

I offer individual therapy and online counseling to adults and adolescents. I apply Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) and use creativity in therapy. Areas of Expertise: Abuse Anger Management Anxiety disorders (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder-OCD, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety) Depression Grief & Loss Personal growth, Self-compassion, Self-esteem Personality...

The polka dot skirt: a therapist’s story

“Be careful of your outfit. What you are wearing is not appropriate for a psychologist”. This remark made my polka dot skirt shrink. I was not dressed up in a provocative way. I was dressed in colors. I complied and I changed my wardrobe. Women’s suits, jackets and shirts were my new work wear. Neutrality...

Presenting at the 4th Greek Conference of e-Mental Health

I participated as a presenter at the 4th Greek Conference of e-Mental Health. I chose to present online training groups in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). I shared my experience in the online groups as a trainee and a co trainer. I described the basic principles of FAP, I presented the results of the studies conducted to date and...

A 10 year-old-psychotherapist

In 2006 the phone rang and I was asked to book my first session in my private practice. I asked myself: “Who am I to start working as a self emloyed psychotherapist? Do I fully meet the criteria to be a therapist?”. I had already clinical experience and knowledge. I was still wondering whether that was enough....

The birth of memories through stories

The workshop “Story writing as a tool in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy” belongs to the past. The participants’ stories make the workshop alive in my memory right now. I feel grateful for the members of the group who accepted my challenge and wrote their experience after the workshop. “We communicated, we expressed ourselves. I broke my boundaries,...

The side effects of loneliness

Women called him an “egoist”, a “hog”. His friends admired him for his wild life. His colleagues regarded him as “lucky”. For his parents he was a butterfly. Nobody knew that he was actually alone. The truth is that he was not aware of the degree of his loneliness. Sometimes he wanted to take distance from...

It was with great pleasure to participate at the 1st Conference of the Greek Society of Behavior Analysis at Panteion University in Athens, Greece, in 2013. I presented a case study according to Behavior Analysis and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. The scientific committee organized a very interesting conference. I was honored to get accepted and have an oral...

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