Georgia Kaltsidou

Georgia Kaltsidou

Georgia Kaltsidou is a certified psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Clinical & Social Psychology of Addictions & Psychosocial Problems from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She is in her last year of Training in Person-Centered & Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy from the Hellenic Focusing Centre.

She has worked in a variety of professional environments – community centres, schools, holding cells, mental health institutes – promoting self-help and social integration.

For the last four years, Georgia Kaltsidou has been working as a project manager and psychosocial support worker in a community centre for refugees, in the suburbs of Thessaloniki. She facilitates several therapy groups including professional development, culture and self-care for the beneficiaries of the centre, comprising refugees from Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast and other countries.

“In a workplace where so many languages are spoken and sometimes you feel lost in the translation, focusing can be a very powerful common language that facilitates communication and expression”.

This initiative's Team

Anna Willman
Annika Frohböse
Fida Muhammad
Georgia Kaltsidou
Haqmal Daudzai
Hunter Keller
Jerry Conway
Nasir Khan
Nazia Jamshed Khan
Nina Joy Lawrence
Ocen Daniel Osako
Pat Omidian
Wajid Syed

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