Sotiria Papalouka

Papalouka Sotiria

I was born in 1967 in Athens, where I lived until recently. I am currently living in Aegina. I am married and I have a son. As a child, I had the great fortune to experience unique moments in nature during the summer vacations in a small village of Evritania. Harmony, peace, changes became integral aspects of reality, along with free play and landscape explorations with my peers and I think they played a big role in shaping my ideas, beliefs and choices.

I am a graduate of the psychology department of the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Athens.

From 1998 to 2008 I have been trained in the systemic psychotherapeutic approach and in systemic family therapy by the Athenian Institute of Anthropos (AIA).

I have completed a 2-year training for drug addictions counsellors implemented by the University of California in cooperation with the Therapy Centre for Addicted Persons (KETHEA), as well as a postgraduate training programme in “Administration and Social Planning in the Field of Drug Addiction” implemented by KETHEA in cooperation with the University of California and Boston College.

From 2009 to 2016 I attended seminars offered by Process Work Greece, expanding both skills and experiences.

In 2013 I have been trained in Bach flower remedies at the training centre Natural Health Science in Athens. From 2017 to 2021 I have been trained in somatic psychotherapy at the Greek Institute of Biosynthesis.

I have been working privately as a psychotherapist and family counsellor since 2007, providing sessions to individuals, couples and families, either face to face or through skype. I have also planned and offered seminars.

I am a member of the μέλος της National Organization for Psychotherapy of Greece (NOPG, member of EAP), of the Hellenic Association of Systemic Therapy (HELASYTH), of the Hellenic Association of Counseling and the European Association for Counseling.