Anastasia Christidou (1976) studied Counselling and after obtaining her BA in Integrative Counselling from Middlesex University (London, UK) she continued her studies in Psychotherapy by following a 4-year specialization in Gestalt Therapy. She advanced her studies by furthermore training in Crisis Intervention, Communication in the family (Parent Effectiveness Training), Mindfulness Meditation, Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques.
Anastasia worked as a professional cellist for 12 years and obtained as a first degree a BA in Music Performance from CODARTS University for the Arts (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) before choosing to become a full time psychotherapist.
She has been in private practice since 2008 working with adult expats, couples and multicultural populations in areas such as social skills, life changes, identity issues, stress, emotional intelligence and expat cultural adjustments. In 2010 she joined the team of “Life is an invitation centre” a group practice of Gestalt therapists based in Rotterdam.
Anastasia has a special interest in creative modalities such as art, music, theatre and employs the use of mindfulness in her practice. Her main therapeutic base is Gestalt Therapy and she integrates ideas, concepts and methods drawn from various psychotherapy modalities in order to respond appropriately to the needs of each person. She is a registered member of the European Association for Counselling (EAC) and adhere to their ethics and code of conduct.
She enjoys working with people that wish to explore specific challenges in their lives and people who want to increase awareness of their strengths as well as identifying their blocks in order to live more satisfying, creative and fulfilling lives.
Psychotherapy and counselling sessions are available in English and Greek.