Miss Myrto Savvidou is a registered Art Psychotherapist and a member of the BAAT (British Association of Art Therapy) UK, and the Association of Art Therapists and Friends of Cyprus. She holds a BA in Contemporary Jewelery Design from Middlesex University London. Later, she obtained her MA in Art Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths University London.
During her training, she gained experience in Art Psychotherapy at two different National Health Service (NHS) institutions. Her first placement was in a community therapy group for adults with learning disabilities where she offered both individual and group Art Psychotherapy sessions. Her main goal was to help people with learning disabilities better understand their emotions and develop their way of thinking. Her second placement was at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), in the Rheumatology, Dermatology, Infections and Immunology Ward. Miss Myrto held individual, family, group and dyadic (parent/caregiver and child) therapy sessions with infants and adolescents suffering from chronic physical or psychological conditions.
She also worked part-time at the Healing Community of Agia Skepi, offering individual and group Art Psychotherapy sessions to children and adolescents suffering from physical or psychological trauma and abuse, for psychological detoxification from substances.
Miss Myrto currently works at Resilient Lives Center for social and emotional health along with an interdisciplinary team where she sees children, adolescents and adults. So far, she has gained experience with people suffering from eating disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, low self-esteem, phobia, anger, autism and learning disabilities.
Through the multi-thematic center (Resilient Lives Center), Myrto sees teenagers individually (from two different youth shelters), with the aim of finding an alternative way of expressing and communicating their feelings in a safe and therapeutic environment. They also work on developing social skills and ways to survive, and managing their behavior until they reach adulthood.