This is mental health awareness week in the UK and the interview I had at Brooklands Radio in Surrey addressed issues relevant to teachers and parents! Stress among young people, CBT, online therapy and my involvement in all this. Enjoy 🙂
Idyli Kamaterou was born in Greece and studied Psychology in Athens. She completed her MSc in Counselling Studies at The University of Edinburgh and continued her studies in Mental Health at Middlesex University. She specialised in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy at the University of Oxford, and she is a fully accredited member of the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).
Her UK experience is wide and includes teaching children and young people with autism spectrum and developmental disorders, working on a general psychiatric ward in Edgware Community Hospital in London and being part of multi-disciplinary community mental health teams for people with psychotic and non-psychotic disorders.
In the last few years, she has been working therapeutically with people who experience conditions, such as anxiety disorders (stress, social anxiety, health anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder), depression, low self-esteem, panic and chronic pain or/and long-term conditions.
She has a special interest in geriatric psychology which got her involved in running a pilot program for older adults with long-term conditions at Woking Community Hospital, Surrey, which involves individual and group interventions. She is also organising and running workshops and educational programs for charity organisations in the UK.