My name is Evrydiki Zafeiriou and I have a doctorate in educational psychology (Applied Doctorate in Educational Psychology) from the University of Nottingham. I have a Masters degree (MA) in Child Studies from Kings College London. My first degree in psychology is from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
I am counting over 15 years of experience in psychology and 10 years of experience in educational and child psychology. I am currently based in Northamptonshire, England, and I work as an educational psychologist (protected title) for the local council. I have offered psychological support to over 45 primary and 9 secondary schools, as well as various early years providers and special schools. I am a supervisor to a Year 2 trainee educational psychologist in University College London. Until recenlty I was the Lead Educational Psychologist of the Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) programme for the West region of the county. I have been accredited SPA points 1 and 2 for my exceptional services over a four-year-long evaluation process.
I also offer my services primarily virtually to families and schools across Greece. Some of the most common issues that my clients need support with include developmental disorders (e.g. Autistic Spectrum Disorder and ADHD), learning difficulties, exam stress, school avoidance, anger management difficulties, bullying, internet safety, social isolation, and other. I often facilitate interactive groups of problem-solving for professionals through the revolutionary model of Solution Circles and dynamic training courses focused on students' emotional regulation skills and resilience.
In the past I have worked as a teaching assistant in a special secondary school in Lambeth, London and as an academic learning mentor in a female only secondary school in the deprived and multi-cultural borough of Tower Hamlets. I have volunteered in several non-profit organisations and charities, including Childline NSPCC, Salvation Army and BeatBullying. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and I am a member of the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP). My thesis has been published in the scientific journal Educational Psychology in Practice (2020, 36:4).