Nikolina E. Stratigaki Counselling Psychologist Parenting & Relationship CounsellorClinical Exprerience

I have over 10 years of experience working individually and within organizations with a variety of individuals from diverse cultures, class backgrounds, sexual preferences and beliefs and with a range of psychological difficulties. In that time I have developed the ability to offer my clients an atmosphere of safety and mutual respect, helping them to overcome their everyday difficulties and obtain an increased level of satisfaction and control over their lives.

I’ve worked with women being affected by domestic violence at Woman’s Trust, and with individuals dealing with a range of different psychological difficulties at MIND in Tower Hamlets, MIND in Harrow and TASHA Foundation in London, where I offered weekly, one-to-one therapeutic sessions.  I have also worked as an Assistant Psychologist at the Children’s Department in two different Mental Health Centres in Athens, diagnosing and assessing emotional and learning difficulties of children and adolescents with the use of psychometric and projective tests.

I have been involved in volunteer work for two different NGO schemes. At New Horizon Youth Centre I was responsible for helping the full-time staff Youth Team to deliver a range of services to young homeless people. As a Support Worker with Camden Victim Support, I was responsible for making contact with victims of crime that had been referred to the scheme to offer them support, usually in their own homes, either emotional and/or practical.

At the moment, apart from my private practice, I volunteer for Doctors of the Worlds, Greece. There, I organize and conduct monthly psychoeducational parent counselling seminars to schools in the area of Keratsini, where I offer them information and ways to deal with their children in issues such as setting healthy boundaries, building healthy relationships, divorce, domestic violence.  I also offer one to one therapy to people who are struggling financially and/or are refugees seeking asylum in Greece, and who are dealing with a number of psychological difficulties.

Degrees

BSc (Hons) Psychology – University of Wales, Swansea

PostGrad Certificate Counselling Psychology – City University, London

MSc Counselling Psychology – University of East London

Cerificate in Personal Life Coaching – The Coaching Academy, UK

Further Training

I believe that my personal and professional development are crucial and indispensable for a professional, thus, in the last fourteen years I have attended a number of training seminars and workshops relating to my profession.  Part of that development is also attending personal therapy and supervision.

I am part of the British Psychological Society (BPS). As a psychologist I aim to work and adhere to the BPS’s code of professional ethics and conduct.

06/2015 – Athens Mindfulness Centre – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

12/2014 – Hellenic Psychological Society – Introduction to Mindfulness

12/2013 – Gignesthai – Interventions in Experiential Psychotherapy

11/ 2013 – Gignesthai – Grief and loss

10/2013 – Gignesthai – Basic principles of existential theory in counselling and psychotherapy

01/2009 – Aiginitio Hospital – Client and therapist narratives: The Field of Supervision.

11/2007 – Woman’s Trust – Psychotherapeutic Interventions when working with domestic violence

06/2006 – The Coaching Academy – Certificate in Personal Life Coaching

04/2005 – The Freud Museum and Middlesex University – Shame and Sexuality

11/2004 -Royal Society of Medicine – Couples in Health Care Settings

05/2004 – Cognitive Workshops – Engaging Clients in CT for Depression

12/2002 – Mindfields College, ETSI – Effective brief therapy for depression

12/2002 – Mindfields College, ETSI – Brief therapy strategies

11/2002 – Institute of Group Therapy – Can creativity survive when time is running out?

11/2002 – Camden Victim Support – Training Seminar

10/2002 – New Horizon Youth Centre – Training Seminar