Lina Efthyvoulou


Lecturer in Counselling Psychology


Dr Lina Efthyvoulou is a registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist, a Lecturer in Counselling Psychology and Supervisor at the Department of Psychology, School of Health Sciences, Neapolis University Pafos. She is also the ERASMUS+ Program coordinator for the Department of Psychology. After completing her BSc (honours) Psychology and MSc in Mental Health: Psychological Therapies at Queen Mary University of London, she completed her doctoral studies on the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Manchester. For the past 5 years, she worked at the NHS Greater Manchester Hospitals in the primary and secondary care and at the Priory Royal Cheadle Hospital in Manchester, in an adult psychiatric ward. In Cyprus she worked in the National Guard, Psychiatric Department of Health (SNE), the Central Prison and in addiction rehabilitation centers. Dr Efthyvoulou also maintains a clinical practice privately and as a clinical supervisor she supervises mental health professionals and psychology students. Dr Efthyvoulou is a qualitative researcher and uses mostly narrative and thematic analysis methods of research. He doctoral thesis relates to the experiences of psychosis explored through first-person narratives and implications for Counselling Psychology clinical practice. Her research interests are the subjective experiences of people who experience distress i.e. experiences of schizophrenia/psychosis, trauma, post-traumatic growth, transgenerational trauma and spirituality. Other areas of her interests are narrative life stories, and therapeutic interventions such as imagery rescripting, trauma narrative therapy, creative therapies, Avatar and Virtual Reality (VR) therapy for different psychological conditions and Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) for phobias.