First Psychology Edinburgh – counselling | CBT | psychotherapy | coaching

Dr Flora Michalopoulou

Counselling Psychologist

About Flora:
Works as Counselling Psychologist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.

Dr Flora Michalopoulou is an experienced chartered counselling psychologist who works with adults with a wide range of issues and problems including: stress; trauma; relationship issues; assertiveness; bullying; autism spectrum disorders; exam stress; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); phobias; low self-esteem; neglect (from childhood and adulthood); self-harm; weight loss management; and many more issues. 

Flora is particularly experienced in working with anxiety (including social anxiety; generalised anxiety disorder, and panic attacks); depression and low mood; life transitions; and bereavement and loss. 

Flora's way of working

Flora uses a number of different therapies in her work with clients including cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), Person-Centred Counselling, and Psychodynamic Counselling. She also uses elements of Compassion Focussed Therapy and Attachment Theory where she feels this is appropriate. Flora tailors her approach to suit the needs and preferences of each individual. This may mean providing stand-alone therapies or integrating several into her work.

Flora strives to create a safe, trusting relationship that facilitates the exploration of psychological distress, insight, and change.

Flora speaks fluent Greek and she is happy to work with people who would feel more comfortable speaking in this language.

Flora's background and training

Flora has worked in a range of settings including in the NHS, in GP surgeries and with third sector organisations. Before beginning her training in the UK, Flora had over 10 years' experience working in different mental health settings in Greece. 

Flora has a DPsych in Counselling Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University, a COSCA Validated Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies (with distinction) from the University of Edinburgh; an MA in Psychoanalytical Studies; and a BSc in Psychology. 

She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and is chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

British Psychological Society HCPC

Flora's fee

Flora charges £80 per session for self-funded clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.