Addiction Counselling

Edgar Degas, L'Absinth (d), 1875-76, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France

Counselling in the field of alcohol & drug abuse as well as in that of other addictions requires special training and experience that goes beyond counselling in other topics. I am involved in the field of addictions, as a researcher at the beginning and clinically later since 1986. My clinical work in addiction counselling and treatment, as well as the work of my colleague Ms Androulaki, is mainly with adolescents, young adults and their families.

During my work at the Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals KETHEA for 12 years I served as director of the treatment network KETHEA – STROFI for adolescent drug users and their families, established the first special treatment program for adolescent occasional drug users in Greece KETHEA – PLEFSI, and coordinated the designing and initial implementation of adolescent & young adult treatment programs in various Greek cities.

As a trainer and supervisor at KETHEA’s Training Institute, I was involved in the training and supervision of health and mental health professionals working in the addictions field in Greece & Cyprus. I am a founding and current member of the Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Bulgaria Certification Board for Drug Counselors & Prevention Specialists, (IC&RC/GCMBB) and a member of the scientific committee of the Greek journal on addictions “Exartiseis” (Addictions).

My colleague Ms D. Androulaki is involved within the addictions field since 1993. She participated in the designing and implementation of the first special treatment program for adolescent occasional drug users in Greece KETHEA – PLEFSI and as the director of the program from 2000 to 2011 she developed services for adolescents with internet/video game addiction problems and their families. She has been engaged with parent psychoeducation about addictions and served as clinical supervisor of psychotherapists at the Training Institute of KETHEA.

We offer counselling services to adolescents and adults from any culture, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or religion.

The services we offer are:

  • assessment of drug use, abuse, dependence
  • counselling for parents of drug & alcohol using/abusing/dependent adolescents and adults
  • individual counselling for drug & alcohol using/abusing/dependent adolescents and adults
  • counselling for parents of adolescents & adults with problematic use of internet & video games
  • individual counselling and therapy for adolescents & adults with problematic use of internet & video games
  • individual and group therapy for occasional adolescent and adult drug users
  • couple counselling and therapy for addiction issues
  • family counselling and therapy for alcohol/drug/internet/video game addiction issues
  • individual, group, couple, family psychotherapy for ex addicts