Lida Bitrou after obtaining her Psychology Degree (Maîtrise de Psychologie) specialised through her post-graduate studies in Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology (DESS de Psychologie Clinique et Pathologique) and Psychoanalysis (MA in Psychoanalytic Studies).
Having gained experience in clinical and counselling settings, she began to work in private practice in 2003 with adults and couples providing psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for a wide range of psychological difficulties and problems, such as mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, relationship problems etc, but also with the aim of enhancing self-awareness and self-improvement of the individual in treatment.
She is also involved in perinatal psychology and works with new parents, pregnant women and couples who are planning to have a child and is a member of the International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health. She is interested in the particular problems of the perinatal period and the ways in which the parents and child can be helped with these problems. In addition, she is involved in the counselling of parents of children and adolescents, through a psychoanalytic viewpoint that takes into account the personality and psychological history of the parents.
Moreover, she is trained as a Balint group leader, which are case discussion groups for doctors and other health professionals, having obtained the relevant accreditation. Through the Balint groups, she is interested in the introduction of the psychological thought in the practice of medicine, as a precondition for a more comprehensive therapeutic approach of patients and for the psychological wellbeing of caregivers. She is member of the British Balint Society and leader of the Hellenic Balint Group.
She also provides clinical supervision to psychologists and psychotherapists and is engaged in the continuing education of psychologists and other healthcare professionals, as well as in the writing of scientific articles and articles for the general public. She’s the editor in chief of the online psychology magazine Lapsus.
She has a Psychologist Licensure in Greece and France, and also speaks English, Italian and Spanish.
Address: Parou 3b Kifissia 14562, Athens, Greece
tel: (+30) 210 8016 400