Pericles Goudopoulos has both a classical and a scientific academic background. He studied History in Greece and Psychology, Counselling and Psychoanalysis in the UK and the USA. He holds a Ba in History, a BSc in Psychology, a Master in Clinical Psychoanalysis with a specialization on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, a Master in Counselling with a specialization on Integrative Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders, a doctoral level clinical training in Psychoanalysis and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology with a specialization on Panic Disorder. Pericles Goudopoulos has an experience of more than 14.000 clinical sessions exclusively with patients diagnosed with Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. As a clinician, he practices from an integrative understanding that brings together the most effective techniques from a rich theoretical and therapeutic tradition. Within this understanding he is particularly interested in five central themes with each unique patient:
1. A relationship of therapeutic trust between the therapist and the patient
2. A fast reduction in the somatic symptoms of Panic Disorder
3. A mutual understanding between the therapist and the patient of any psychological difficulties other than panic, which may prevent a complete therapy for panic.
4. A strong relapse prevention psychology.
5. A global, continuous and timely psychometric assessment of the patient.
As a diagnostician he subscribes to the DSM and ICD methodologies of the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization respectively and offers services within the ethical framework of both the American Psychological Association and the British Psychological Society. He founded the International Association for Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, the European Centre for Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, the Hellenic Association for Anxiety Disorders and the Hellenic Centre for Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia.
Henry Hollanders has worked in community, pastoral, educational, organisational and medical settings over many years as a therapist, trainer and consultant. He founded and directed the M.A. in Counselling Studies and the Professional Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Manchester, where he worked as a lecturer for over twenty years prior to his partial retirement. Currently he continues to lecture and write on counselling and psychotherapy, and to provide consultancy and supervision for organisations and therapists in the UK.
Integrative Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders: A case example
Marietta Remoundou (CPsychol) holds a BA in Psychology from the American College of Greece (Deree), and obtained her PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology at the University of Birmingham, England. She worked for two-year as a Post Doctorate Fellow where she was engaged in neuropsychological assessment of stroke patients. She has a lecturing position at I.C.P.S college in Athens, affiliated to the University of Central Lancashire, England, teaching undergraduate psychology modules. In the context of her continuous professional development she was trained in Behavior Therapy for Anxiety Disorders. She practices behavior therapy in private since 2012 and her clinical interest is the anxiety management after brain injury.
Clare Lennie has over 20 years experience of working in the field of Psychology. On completion of her PhD in Education and Doctorate in Counselling Psychology she moved to the University of Manchester where she lectured on Masters and Doctorate programmes in Education and Counselling Psychology. In 2010 she co-created the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, accredited and validated by the Health and Care Professions Council and The British Psychological Society; from this point Clare moved into service development, firstly creating Counselling Psychology services at Manchester Prison and then the Christie Clinic Manchester. Subsequently she worked with the Fire Fighters Charity developing psychological services as part of their residential rehabilitation programmes. She now runs her own consultancy business undertaking personal one to one therapy and professional development on a face to face, Skype and telephone basis. She also works with large organisations developing healthy and safe work practices in relation to emotional well -being and specialises particularly in work with the emergency services.
Marulla Hauswirth is a Psychologist with a Swiss Federal Accreditation for Psychotherapy Marulla Hauswirth and had her basic training in a body oriented psychotherapeutic approach (Bioenergetic Analysis and Therapy of Alexander Lowen). Later she completed a training in hypnotherapy (Ericksonian Hypnosis) and in Somatic Experiencing (Peter Levine). She developed a focus on trauma and intercultural aspects through ten years of work in a specialized consultation center for migrants with persons who had been exposed to organized violence (war and torture victims). In her private praxis she mainly treats people who suffer from the consequences of adult or childhood trauma. She is a recognized supervisor and participates in different professional trainings.
She is author and co-author of several publications on psychotherapy in relation with traumatized persons and body psychotherapy.
Languages: French, German, English and conversational Greek.
Address: Marulla Hauswirth, Psychologue spécialiste en psychothérapie FSP, 19 rue Saint Laurent 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland.
Phone : 0041 21 311 25 95.
Panic as an inescapable escape:Anxiety disorders from a body-psychotherapist’s point of view.