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How I work

We are in this together

 I am experienced in working with young people, families and adults with mental health difficulties, such as anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem etc.  I have extensive experience with working with people with Autism, ADHD and special educational needs and disabilities, in a variety of settings, including educational establishments. Having worked as an EHCP Co-ordinator and Autism mentor, I can help children and teenagers with school refusal, understanding relationships, organising themselves and support them with sensory difficulties. I can also support families and navigate them through the EHCP process.  My involvement in LGBTQ+ support groups and training, means I can support individuals and their families with understanding and accepting their identity.

I can provide screening appointments for Autism and ADHD as well as ADHD assessments and diagnosis and work with individuals post diagnosis.

I can work flexibly drawing on a range of therapeutic models depending on individual needs, including Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Systemic Family Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Mindfulness.

My personal interests lie in the field of performing arts and I have led and assisted in drama, music and art workshops. I am open and creative in my practice and can use these skills therapeutically with clients.
Find out more about the services I offer in the "Services" section.

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My Professional Background

What Makes Me Stand Out

Throughout my life I had the opportunity to work with various populations in mental health and educational settings. Through this journey I feel that I have adopted a flexible, creative and open therapeutic approach which allows my clients to find their voice in a space that feels safe.

Jan 2018 – Date

Clinical Psychologist, Self-employed

Jan 2020 – Nov 2023

EHCP Co-ordinator, Co-chair of the DisAbility Advisory Forum, LGBTQ+ Student Support Officer, Bedford College

Jan 2017- Dec 2019

Additional Learning Support Assessment and Needs Coordinator, Bedford College

Sept 2017 - Mar 2020

Greek Teacher, Bedford Language Centre

Oct 2016 - Nov 2023

Autism Co-ordinator, Bedford College

Sept 2015 - Feb 2016

Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Milton Park Therapeutic Campus

Feb 2014 - Sept 2015

Trainee Clinical Psychologist, KESY (Centre for Therapy, Training and Research), Cyprus

Mar 2015 - July 2015

Trainee Clinical Psychologist, AMEA Morfou (Daily Care Centre for Adults with Special Needs), Cyprus

Feb 2014 - Mar 2015

Trainee Clinical Psychologist, SKAPANEAS (Home for adults with disabilities and learning difficulties), Cyprus

Sept 2012 - Aug 2015

Careers Counsellor, PASCAL English School/Greek School Lefkosia, Cyprus

About : Credentials

Registered with

Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Council of Registration of Psychologists (Cyprus) – registered as a Clinical Psychologist
Pancyprian Society of Psychologists
British Psychological Society (BPS), Graduate Member
Information Commissioner’s Office

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Qualifications

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – University of Bedfordshire
MSc Clinical Psychology – University of Nicosia (Cyprus)
BSc (Hons) Psychology – University of Surrey

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Publications

Apostolou, M., Shialos, M., Kyrou, E., Demetriou, A. & Papamichael, A. (2018).  The challenge of starting and keeping a relationship: Prevalence rates and predictors of poor mating performance. Personality and Individual Differences, Vol. 122 (1), 19-28.


Winstone, N., Huntington, C., Goldsack, L., Kyrou, E., & Millward, L. (2014). Eliciting rich dialogue through activity oriented interviews: Exploring self identity in autistic young people. Childhood, Vol. 21(2), 190–206.

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Continuous professional development/ Training

  • Single Session Therapy: Maximise the Effect of Every Therapeutic Encounter (2024)

  • Flash Technique for Trauma: Rapid Trauma Processing for Clinicians Using EMDR, CPT, DBT, CBT, and IFS (2024)

  • Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2024)

  • Assessment of ADHD in adults using the ACE+ clinical interview (2024)

  • Total Mindfulness Professional Programme – ISON Psychometrica (2021)

  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (2021)

  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading (2021)

  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health (2020)

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training (2020)

  • Autism Show (2017, 2018, 2021), Autism and Mental Health (2017), Autism and Relationships (2017)

  • EHCP outcomes training (2018)

  • LGBT training (2018)

  • Presentations: Autism & Research, Eating Disorders, Psychodynamic Formulation– Presenter (2016)

  • Introduction to Personality Disorders Certificate (2016)

  • Autism is for life not just for Christmas. Clinical Showcase of Adult Autism Interventions (2015)

  • Introduction to Signing Training (2015)

  • SecuriCare – Preventing and Managing Challenging Behaviour – Level 2 Certificate (2015)

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Certificate (2015)

  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Conditions Certificate (2015)

  • Solution Focused Practice Training Certificate (2014)

  • Training in Systemic Family Therapy (2012-2014, year 1 and 2 completed)

  • Presenter for the ADD/ADHD Cyprus Organisation (2012)

  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention Certificate (2010)

  • Child Protection Training (2010)

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