ELLI KYROU, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE, MBPsS

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Elli Kyrou is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). She qualified in 2017 and has since worked in Cyprus with young people families and adults. She has extensive experience supporting people with Autism and special educational needs. Elli is also a Qualified Teacher and bilingual so can provide services in both English and Greek.

Memberships:

Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Council of Registration of Psychologists (Cyprus) – registered as a Clinical Psychologist

Pancyprian Society of Psychologists

British Psychological Society (BPS), Graduate Member

Information Commissioner's Office

Skills and experience:

Elli is experienced in working with people with mental health difficulties and special educational needs and disabilities in a variety of settings, including educational establishments. Elli is passionate about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, with a special interest in the area of Autism.  

Elli can work flexibly drawing on a range of therapeutic models depending on individual needs using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Systemic Family Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness. Her personal interests lie in the field of performing arts and has led and assisted in drama, music and art workshops. Elli works as an EHCP Co-ordinator at a college alongside her independent practice. She is also a co-chair of the DisAbility Advisory Forum and an LGBTQ+ Student Support Officer.

 

Work experience:

2020 - present: EHCP Co-ordinator, Co-chair of DisAbility Advisory Forum, LGBTQ+ Student Support Officer, Bedford College

2018 - present: Clinical Psychologist, Self-employed

2017- 2019: Additional Learning Support Assessment and Needs Coordinator, Bedford College

2017 - 2020: Greek Teacher, Bedford Language Centre
2016 - present: Autism Coordinator, Bedford College
2015 - 2016: Trainee Clinical Psychologist at Milton Park Therapeutic Campus

2014 - 2015: Trainee Clinical Psychologist in various roles

pre 2015 various roles including Careers Counsellor, Teacher assistant (SEN pupils) & Special School Assistant

Relevant Training/ Continuous Professional Development:

  • Total Mindfulness Professional Programme - ISON Psychometrica (2021)

  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (2021)

  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading (2021)

  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health (2020)

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training (2020)

  • Autism Show (2017, 2018, 2021), Autism and Mental Health (2017), Autism and Relationships (2017)

  • EHCP outcomes training (2018)

  • LGBT training (2018)

  • Presentations: Autism & Research, Eating Disorders, Psychodynamic Formulation– Presenter (2016)

  • Introduction to Personality Disorders Certificate (2016)

  • Autism is for life not just for Christmas. Clinical Showcase of Adult Autism Interventions (2015)

  • Introduction to Signing Training (2015)

  • SecuriCare – Preventing and Managing Challenging Behaviour – Level 2 Certificate (2015)

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Certificate (2015)

  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Conditions Certificate (2015)

  • Solution Focused Practice Training Certificate (2014)

  • Training in Systemic Family Therapy (2012-2014, year 1 and 2 completed)

  • Presenter for the ADD/ADHD Cyprus Organisation (2012)

  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention Certificate (2010)

  • Child Protection Training (2010)

Publications:

Apostolou, M., Shialos, M., Kyrou, E., Demetriou, A. & Papamichael, A. (2018).  The challenge of starting and keeping a relationship: Prevalence rates and predictors of poor mating performance. Personality and Individual Differences, Vol. 122 (1), 19-28. 

 

Winstone, N., Huntington, C., Goldsack, L., Kyrou, E., & Millward, L. (2014). Eliciting rich dialogue through activity oriented interviews: Exploring self identity in autistic young people. Childhood, Vol. 21(2), 190–206.