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I am Vassiliki Plomaritou, a Greek mum of an amazing 28 years old girl and of a pug called Pumba. We live in Richmond, Surrey, a place that I was dreaming about for over 10 years. I wish the rest of my family was here with us, I miss them everyday and especially my little niece, Anna Maria. From an early age, I have hoped that I would spend my life helping others. My professional training began with a Bachelors Degree and I completed my Masters of Arts in Education at Open university, graduating with honors. I have worked with students, teachers and families for nearly two decades as a teacher and a counsellor. I have run workshops and seminars on Emotional Intelligence at National Kapodistrian University of Athens for more than seven years.
Throughout my professional journey, I was fortunate enough to be able to learn from the most recognized psychologists and counsellors in the field. I have trained extensively in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and Family Systems Therapy. I provide effective counselling to students, teachers and families. I frequently use humor in therapy sessions. My expertise covers a range of educational problems such as dyslexia, reading, spelling, handwriting difficulties and self-esteem, ADD, and psychological problems such as depression, anxiety and fears, adolescent relationship issues, coping skills, depression, panic disorder, relationships, social anxiety, stress management. My approach is warm, personable, and nonjudgmental. I always take into account each unique individual’s social, emotional, psychological and situational needs.
On a trip to Devon three years ago I found a round stone that I wanted to paint. This trip instilled my strong desire to contribute to the world in a positive way. My great aspiration is that my painted stones and pebbles could be of practical and psychological help, a meditative way which can really allow stress to fall away. So, I find it helpful to use words and transfer mindful affirmations onto my little stones and pebbles, a joyful and uplifting way for a quick stress relief!
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All the best!