EFT Greek Network
EFT Greek Network was founded in 2015 by a team of professional psychotherapists aiming to create a community for therapists who are interested in EFT and in enhancing its practice in the therapy of individuals, couples and families in Greece.
ΕFT Greek Network is the only institute in Greece providing training, for mental care professionals, officially certified by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy ICEEFT and so developing a network of certified Greek EFT Couple and Family therapists.
Head of the EFT Greek Network is Mrs. Kyriaki Polychroni, Certified EFT Trainer for Greece, who teaches in Greece and abroad..
Certified Greek EFT therapists help couples and families to enhance their emotional bonds, aspiring to advance resilient connections of safety and fulfilment and parallelly expand research on EFT practice in Greece.
How to become a member
Members of the EFT Greek Network community are metal care professionals who have completed at least one EFT Externship, in Greece or abroad.
If you have completed the Externship and are interested in becoming a member of the Network, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
EFT Greek Network coordination team
is a Psychologist, Systemic Group and Family Psychotherapist, and an Internationally Certified Couple Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer (ICEEFT), specialized in Attachment and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
She is the Founder and Director of the EFT Greek Network and holds a long-standing position on the Scientific Council and Faculty at the Athenian Institute of Anthropos – the first center to practice family therapy in Europe. For several years now, she trains and supervises professionals in Couple and Family Therapy throughout Greece and Europe.
Kyriaki is Past President of the European Family Therapy Association – EFTA (2010- 2013) and a member of the Association since its early founding. She has played a major role in the networking and mutual learning of Family Therapy Trainers in Europe, and in 2016 was appointed Honorary President of the EFTA Chamber of Training Institutes (EFTA-TIC).
Kyriaki is a Member of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA). Former Vice-President of the national branch of the European Association of Psychotherapists (E.A.P.). Founding Member of the Hellenic Association of Systemic Therapy (ELESYTH).
Founding Member of the American National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists (C.G.P.) and a Clinical Member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (A.G.P.A.).
Kyriaki is Joint Editor of “Human Systems”, a long established multidisciplinary European Journal of Systemic Practice.
Areas of specialization:
- Sociocultural change influencing couples and family functioning, particularly as related to the couple relationship and to the woman’s role.
- Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Families (EFT – EFFT)
- Understanding intergenerationally transmitted patterns of attachment echoed in partners’ inner voices as a means for facilitating bonding in the couple/family.
- A Multi-level, Multi-focal, Multi-voiced Journey: not without family therapy – not with family therapy alone. In Origins and Originality in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, Ed. Borcsa, M. & Stratton, P., Springer, 2016.
- Actualizing inner voices and the group process: Experiential systemic training in personal development. Human Systems: The Journal of Therapy, Consultation and Training, Vol. 19, Issues 1-3, 26-43, 2008.
- Inner voices and dialogue in family therapy and systemic training: actualizing sequence and diversity. Context: the magazine for family therapy and systemic practice, 73, 11-12, 2004.
Psychologist, Systemic Group and Family Psychotherapist
Anastasia Vlachogeorgaki was born and raised in Athens. She is a Sociologist, Psychotherapist and a Family and Couples Therapist. She is a member of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA) and the Hellenic Society for Systemic Therapy (ELESYTH). She is a Certified Addiction Counsellor from the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC & RC). She has been trained at the Athenian Institute of Anthropos(AKMA) in Systemic Approach, for Group and Family Therapy and in Couples Therapy in the Center for Systemic Therapy.
She studied sociology at the Panteion University of Athens and Business Administration at Higher Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki.
Anastasia Vlachogeorgαki works for over 20 years at the Center for the Treatment of Dependent Individuals (KETHEA), as responsible for treatment programs for addicted persons and their families. She is currently in charge of a Unit for Young Adults and their Families.
She has completed education, focused on Family Therapy in the field of Substance Abuse. She, also, has postgraduate education in addiction, a KETHEA program in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry, University of San Diego, California. She has completed a postgraduate seminar at the National School of Public Health in collaboration with Boston College on “Administration and Social Planning in the Field of Addictions”.
She was trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and is one of the foundation members of the Greek Network in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT-Greece).
Sociologist, Psychotherapist and a Family and Couples Therapist
Alexandra Dimitriadou is a Clinical and Educational psychologist and a Certified Family Therapist. She is one of the five members professional group that co-founded the EFT Greek Network in 2012, along with Kyriaki Polychroni, ICEEFT Certified EFT Trainer. Since that she has participated actively in all the events of the Network.
She had her Masters in Educational Psychology at the University of Athens.
Trained in Systemic Family Therapy at the Athenian Institute of Anthropos in Greece, the first centre to practice family therapy in Europe. She is trained in the administration of psychometric tools to assess intelligence and personality (WISC, WAIS, T.A.T, RORSHACH).
Alexandra conducts a psychological assessment with children as a member of the junior scientific group of the Athenian Institute of Anthropos. She was involved in the restoration of learning disabilities and education for children with developmental disorders and learning disabilities and counselling their families. She participated in the program “Emotional Education” Athens University, training students and teachers of primary schools in Athens.
Alexandra conducted groups with parents in the Parents Advisory I.DE.KE Program (Continuing Education Adult Training Institute). She worked in the organisation and implementation of prevention programs in the family and the educational community (Prevention and Health Education Center N.Samou). Since 2008 she works as a psychologist at the National Institution for Child Protection in the field of foster and adoptive family care.
Alexandra Dimitriadou as part of her cooperation with the Athenian Institute of Anthropos participates in creating and developing the EFT Greek network.
Psychologist and Certified Family Therapist
Ioanna Koukou is a Registered Marriage and Family Psychotherapist and since October 2016 she is certified EFT Therapist. She is one of the five members professional group that co-founded the EFT Greek Network in 2012, along with Kyriaki Polychroni, ICEEFT Certified EFT Trainer. Since then she has contributed to all training events of the Network.
She initially studied sociology receiving an M.A. in Criminology and then went on to obtain an M.Med. Sc. in Social Psychiatry from the Medical School of Ioannina in Greece.
Ms Koukou trained in systemic group and family psychotherapy, initially at the Laboratory for the Study of Human Relations (LSHR) and then at the Athenian Institute of Anthropos (AIA).
She is a Certified Psychotherapist by the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP). She is a member of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA), Member of the Greek Association of Systemic Psychotherapy (EL.E.SY.TH.)
In 1995, with her husband, George Bardanis, Psychiatrist-Psychotherapist, Ioanna Koukou co-created the Psychotherapeutic Centre for Human Development (ANELIXI), where she works to date, providing therapy to individuals, couples and families.
In her earlier years of professional development, she focused her work in the domain of drug addiction and dependency treatment, based on the principles of the Therapeutic Community Model.
She is a Certified Consultant for Drug addiction (International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium – IC & RC) and a Member of ITACA – the European Association of Specialists in Drug Addiction, where she has served as a member of its Board of Directors.
As a founding member of KETHEA – the nationwide Therapy Center for Dependent individuals she worked (1983 to 1995) in positions of responsibility for treatment and prevention programs. In 1992 she created the therapeutic community, “Nostos”.
Registered Marriage and Family Psychotherapist and certified EFT Therapist
Panagiota Pavlopoulou is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and family therapist. She graduated from the Medical School of the University of Athens and completed her specialty in the psychiatric clinic of Evangelismos Hospital of Athens.
She has been trained in AKMA in the Systemic approach and Family Therapy.
Member of Hellasyth, works for the moment at her private office.
Panagiota Pavlopoulou has participated in creating Greek EFT Network.
Psychiatrist, psychotherapist and family therapist
Nikos Spiliopoulos, Family & Couple Psychotherapist & Addiction Counsellor MSc, ICADC, ECP
Nikos Spiliopoulos has been Counsellor at KETHEA, from 1994 to 2014, responsible for the establishment and the subsequent operation (2002-2014), of the Outpatient Therapeutic Program for Adolescents – Young Adults Substance Abusers and Their Families, KETHEA OXYGENO, in Patras.
He has been trained in AKMA in Systemic Approaches and Family and Couple Therapy and trained in Family Therapy in Addictions treatment field
He has received an MSc in Clinical Aspects of Addiction and Public Health from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, University of London. Nikos is certified Addiction Counselor from the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC & RC).
He is a member of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA), a member of the Hellenic Society for Systemic Therapy (ELESYTH) and a certified psychotherapist ECP, from the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP).
Nikos gained long professional experience working with individuals and families trying to overcome serious and life-threatening complex problems, exploring the fundamental role of the functional relationships and security bonds in the human existence and development.
Moved by personal and professional interest, he found in EFT Method the understanding and the means to deal and reform the unique balance of autonomy and functional interdependence in life. Within the framework of his personal development process and his collaboration with Athenian Institute of Anthropos (AKMA), he is involved in the creation of the Greek Network for Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Currently, he works privately.
Family & Couple Psychotherapist & Addiction Counsellor MSc, ICADC, ECP