TRAINING /QUALIFICATIONS  
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*Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice ( as part of my role as a University Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy).
 

Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Keele University)- Qualified supervisor

*MSc Counselling Psychology (Distinction; 2yrs) Bacp Accredited course

*BSc Philosophy and Social Studies (1st Honours; 4yrs) 

Other Training which informs my practice :

 

* Foundation Certificate in "Compassion Focused Therapy"; Chris Irons - 

* Level 2 Certificate in Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy - John Threadgold 

* Foundation Certificate in Group Analysis -Group Analysis North; 1yr-

* Certificate in Couples & Relationship Counselling   -Macclessfield Training Centre
*Certificate in Social Psychology -Warsaw School of Social Psychology


*Certificate in Gestalt (CPD)

*Certificate in CBT     (CPD)

*Certificate in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) (CPD)


Professional membership:
BACP - British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy- Registered member: 038198
BAPCA- British Association of Person Centred Approach
cMind : Centre for Contemplative Mind In Society  
http://www.contemplativemind.org/



* I am fully insured and hold an enhanced CRB disclosure which allows me to work with all age groups.

Specialised area of interest : Counselling/Therapy with young people

My work extends in working therapeutically with children and young people (age: 10-16) . Besides my private practice I run a counselling project in a secondary school with more than 1500 students, where I co-ordinate the service and provide therapy to teenagers. In my work with young people I use creative media, play-therapy techniques & CBT techniques, solution-focused and psychodynamic approaches in order to empower young people to effectively communicate their feelings, and learn new healthier coping strategies.
I have worked with young people with complex needs who experience or have experienced a range of issues: traumatic events (abuse, neglect) , bereavement issues and loss, severe self-harm, low self-esteem, divorce of parents, anger management, panic attacks/ anxiety/stress, parental alcohol misuse,relationship difficulties, phobias, OCD, depression, suici-ideation.

Outcomes /Statistics gathered from my counselling work with young people in schools:

  • Improved Self confidence
  • Improved communication skills
  • Improved family and peer relationships
  • Higher sense of responsibility
  • Less challenging behavior
  • Reduced need for other service : CAMHS
  • Improved school attendance and academic performance

I draw greatly from my experience of working with young people in my work with adults. In particular the employment of creative methodologies to assist in the therapeutic/supervisory relationship.

 

Continuous Professional Development & Training :
 

I am very committed to my continuous development as part of the requirements of BACP 's ethical framework Further training undertaken :

-(2018): Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy (Level 2 ); Eugene Gendline , by John Threadgold

-(2017) Adult attachment interview protocolMarioMarrone- Supervisee of John Bowlby,

- Introduction to Pesso Boyden sustem psychotherapy (2017),

-Breathwork trainining as a participant ( on and off since 2016 )

https://lifespanintegration.com/what-is-lifespan-integration/

-Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy , Level 1 (2016). John Threadgold

-Experience as a client of Lifespan integration therapy (2015)
-Love and Fear in Supervision (2014) with Robin Shohet

--Nottingham university; Person Centred Conference ADPCA " Committment and Freedom". (2014)
-Compassion focused therapy (2014) 3 day training with Chris Irons
-With the breath of kindness: helping troubled children and adolescents- Margot Sunderland, Nov 2013

-Keele University conference 2013: "Counselling and the emotions"
-Not among the chosen; Working with traumatised children & young people" Margot Sunderland 
-Pluralistic Counselling- a new framework to therapy (Mick Cooper)
-Working with survivors of trauma
-Counselling parents to develop their Parenting skills.
- Anger Management 
-CBT for eating disorders
-Working with Domestic Abuse issues
-Working with people with eating disorders
-Alcohol addiction 
- Bereavement & loss
-Mindfulness Based therapy (8 week course ) with Louise Marley
-Bereavement for children & young people
-Sexual minority therapy 

-Using creative methodologies in the therapeutic session (play therapy and expressive therapy )

I am a keen lifelong and lifewide learner and I aspire to keep myself up to date with any changes/ development in the Counselling era as well as engaging in Personal and professional development through other avenues. I am currently enjoying deepening my understanding and exploration on creativity in the therapy profession and academic world. I am part of Creative Academic and Lifewide platforms ;which consist of international collaborators across the world interested in aspects and creativity in the areas of education but also life on the whole.

I am also increasingly interested in transpersonal and spiritual aspects in life and how these may manifest in the therapeutic room. I am an advocate of the transpersonal and I come to appreciate more and more the value it holds in therapy. I am a member of a spiritual women s group and an advocate of holotropic breathwork (The Alchemy of Breath). All these experiences add to my relationship I build both with my clients and supervisees as well as with my students; let alone my own self.

 

RESEARCH PROFILE:

Kefalogianni, M (2018). ''Making is connecting… A journey into the making as a means of
connection and personal growth: Exploring the feminine in the making'' in Creative Academic Magazine , September 2018, pp. 38- 41.


Kefalogianni, M 2017 'I am my Pedagogy; my Personal Ecological Pedagogy', in: Creative Academic Magazine, Exploring Creative Pedagogies for Creative Learning Ecologies, , April 2017, pp.20-23. 
http://www.creativeacademic.uk/uploads/1/3/5/4/13542890/cam_7c_march.pdf 

Kefalogianni, M 2017 'The emergence of my creativity through creative HE', in: Creative Academic Magazine, Exploring Creative Pedagogies for Creative Learning Ecologies, , February 2017, pp.68-81. . 

http://www.creativeacademic.uk/uploads/1/3/5/4/13542890/cam_7b_february.pdf 

Kefalogianni, M, 2010 "Collective Biography Practices", a creative approach to research, in "Counselling & Psychotherapy Research" Journal. 


Book reviews:

Creative supevision across modalities: theory and applications for therapists, counsellors and others helping professionals (Lia Zografou & Anna Chesner, 2013) - yet to be published in CPR.


- Conference /Symbosium Presentations :

-An idiosyncratic approach to person centred mindful practice - Minding the Gaps Symbosium, University of Salford , (2018)


The ARM annual meeting ( Association of Radical Midwives) self-care: barriers and stepping stones (2016).

-Presentation of research papers at Keele University: Counselling Psychology Conference (2008)


-Presentation at the BACP "Research Impacts", Conference London (2010).

Guest Editor on Creative Academic Magazine, Issue: October 2017 issue " Using our present to explore our past" 
Moderator on a Creative Online Community of 527 members ,currently.

if you somebody who may be interested in submitting an article for this issue please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your ideas further).

 

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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.