Clinical Psychologist / Psychodynamic approach (Greek-speaking).
Aiming at the development of social and personal skills for better dealing with life.
My name is Giannis. I am Berlin-based clinical psychologist (MSc), working with adolescents and adults.
I studied psychology at Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski' in Bulgaria. l also followed by Master degree, specialising in clinical and counselling psychology.
I was born and grew up in Greece, in the small village of Zagora, swathed in olives, apple trees and beeches climbing towards a lofty mountain.
After completing my primary and secondary education I moved to Sofia for my studies. Returning to Greece, I settled in Athens, working as a psychologist in private practice, in various youth support organisations and addiction treatment programs.
Our feelings, motives and decisions are influenced by our past experiences, stored in the unconscious.
This form of psychotherapy relies on the interpersonal exchange between a therapist and client, in order to establish and develop positive strategies that a client can use to create changes.
1990 - 1996 Diploma in psychology with specialisation in clinical and counselling psychology at university of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria.
2001 - 2005 Systemic practice and family therapy training.
2008 - 2012 Training in psychodynamic approach.
2014 - 2019 LGBTQIA+ counselling training program in Athens, Greece (cultural-existential approach to therapy).
1999 - 2003 Volunteer worker in NGO for youth support in Athens, Greece.
2001 - 2006 Personal psychotherapy (systemic approach).
2001 - 2019 Clinical psychologist at private practice in Athens, Greece.
2001 - 2003 Juvenile prison in Athens, Greece.
2003 - 2019 Working for a large healthcare organisation in Greece - KETHEA (addiction treatment programs) counselling juvenile delinquents and adolescents at risk and their families.
2008 - 2016 Personal psychotherapy (psychodynamic approach)