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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 children/young people, families and adults with mental health difficulties. 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. She has professional indemnity insurance.

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

Skills and experience:

  • Elli is experienced in working with people with mental health difficulties (including trauma, anxiety and low mood) 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.

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