Myrto Savvidou holds a BA in Contemporary Jewellery Design from Middlesex University in London. She later earned her MA in Art Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths University London. During her studies as a trainee she gained experience as an Art Psychotherapist working in two different settings for the National Health Service (NHS). Her first placement was in a community treatment team for adults with learning disabilities where she facilitated 1:1 art therapy sessions and delivered art therapy group work. Her main objective as an Art Psychotherapist was to aid the clients to understand their emotions and develop their way of thinking. Her second placement was at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), more specifically in the Rheumatology, Dermatology, Infectious diseases and immunology disorders ward. She organised 1:1, family and group art therapy sessions with children and teenagers who suffer from both physical and mental chronic illness conditions. She has developed a flexible approach working in different settings such as the ambulatory room, play room or in patients’ rooms, depending on the patient’s needs.
Currently Myrto is working part-time at Resilient Lives Centre for Social and Emotional Health and part-time at Agia Skepi Therapeutic Community with adolescent substance abuse users. At Resilient Lives she works with children, adolescents and their parents both at an individual and a group basis. At Agia Skepi, she facilitates 1:1 and group art therapy sessions with patients who experienced trauma and abuse. Additionally, throughout her clinical work she creates periodical self-reflection sessions and step plans for the development and the way forward with participants and their mental wellbeing.