Maria Viou

Welcome to my official website

On this site, you may find information about me, my resume, the art of Counseling and Psychotherapy and all the services it provides.


I started my academic career in Business Administration at the Athens University of Economics and Business (A.U.E.B.). My interest in Counseling and the strategies we use when making decisions drove me to continue my studies and get a master’s degree in Decision Sciences at the London School of Economics and Political Science (L.S.E.).

During my stay in London, I specialized in providing consulting services based on the systems theory. Upon my return to Athens, I engaged myself with research development at the Athens University of Economics focusing on the role of emotions in decision making. My experience in consulting services made me want to indulge even further into Psychology, taking up studies at the Open University Milton Keynes (BSc in Psychology).

 

I have been trained at the Clinical Training Program in Systemic Psychotherapy (The Training and Research Institute for Systemic Psychotherapy  http://www.logopsychis.gr). The basis of this approach lies in the concept that symptoms reflect the difficulties experienced by a person and its broader family system and gives more emphasis on the importance of personal narrative and dialogical processes.

I am a PhD candidate in the department of Psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. My research interests include qualitative research methods, dialogical and narrative approaches and the process of psychotherapy. 

Also, I have been trained in cognitive-behavioral techniques of stress management and I have acquired specific knowledge at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens about Human Sexuality topics. Finally, I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), the European Association of Counceling (EAC), the Greek Association for Counceling (GAC), the Hellenic Association for Systemic Therapy (HELASYTH) and the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA).


I keep up with all the latest scientific literature in the fields of psychology and psychotherapy, by participating and giving presentations  in conferences and seminars all around Greece and abroad.

 

Since 2014 I am in private practice offering counseling and psychotherapy services, in Athens, Greece. Counseling and psychotherapy may help not only identifying thoughts and emotions but also finding alternative methods of approach. Giving room for expressing emotions and processing cognitive behaviors may result in a person’s personal development and change and improve the quality of his life. There are four types of sessions: individual sessions, group sessions, couples sessions and family sessions. We also provide distance sessions in case you cannot make it to our office. Finally, I am conducting a Stress Management Program and a series of seminars and seminar cycles on topics that appeal to a wide audience.

On this site, you can learn about topics that may interest you and send us your questions. Just like councelling is an area of dialogue and expression of different viewpoints, this webpage aims at communication and discussion.

 


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