Idyli Kamaterou was born in Greece and studied Psychology in Panteion University, 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).
She worked in a Counselling Centre in Greece before she came to the UK where she now lives. 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, 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.