Miss Nafsika Christodoulidou is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, working at the Resilient Lives Centre. She holds a BSc in Psychology at the University of Cyprus, an MSc in Mental Health Studies by King’s College London and an MSc in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nicosia. Her practicum was carried out at the National Health System of the UK (NHS), The Centre for Research and Counselling Services (ΚΕΣΥ) of the University of Nicosia, the Nicosia Municipality Multipurpose Centre, PASYKAF where she was offering services to patients with cancer diagnosis and their families, and the Psychiatric Clinic of the General Hospital of Nicosia.
Miss Nafsika focuses on the psychotherapy of children, adolescents and adults with a plethora of mental health difficulties, such as psychological trauma, anxiety, depression, conduct disorders and personality disorders among others. She works with people facing physical health difficulties whose diagnosis affects their mental health, hence linking Health and Clinical Psychology together. She is also interested in working with people who experience challenges adapting to life-transitioning events, to promote resilience and skills to help them move through everyday challenges.
As part of her training, she has worked with individual and group therapeutic plans based on the clients’ needs using Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, and Psychodynamic and Behavioral Play Therapy. Miss Nafsika is also accredited by the Cyprus Institute of Psychotherapy to carry out WISC-V assessments to children and adolescents.
Her basic research interests include the therapeutic use of play in children therapy, working systemically to promote resilience in families, the sector of psychooncology and gynecology and their link to mental health. Miss Nafsika is currently the coordinator of the special department for Trauma and Grief support, called “Healing Lives” at the Resilient Lives centre for Social and Emotional Health.