Sophia Balamoutsou

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sophia balamoutsou

I work as a person-centered trainer, therapist and supervisor. I am a psychologist (Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society) and a counsellor (Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, United Kingdome Register of Counselling and Psychotherapy). My first degree was in Psychology (The American College of Greece, Deree College) and then continued with a MA and then a PhD in Counselling (Keele Univeristy, UK). I have lived and worked as an academic (Keele University, University of Wolverhampton, University of Chester) and as a counsellor (counselling service Keele University, counsellor at the National Health Service) in UK for over 10 years. Currently I live in Greece, I work as a lecturer at the Institute for Counselling and Psychological Studies, Athens, Greece and I also practice as a counsellor and supervisor privately. While teaching I have been supervising many MSc dissertations on a variety of counselling topics. I have been a member of research ethics committees. As the Chair of the Scientific Committee (2020) I am looking forward to make research more accessible and more meaningful to practitioners. In addition to that, I am keen to further develop previous efforts of an open access person centred library (online).