SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
Mrs Maria Kefalogianni
Mrs Maria Kefalogianni
postal addressMary Seacole Building 3.20, manchester.
website address
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health & Society
From December 2013 to present.
From December 2013 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

 I am trained as a person centred therapist in 2007 at Keele University. I joined Salford in 2013 and I work on a part time basis. Before Salford i was based in a high school ,working as a therapist in a project i set up within the school. The main aim of this project was the provision of therapy to teenagers (vie the use of creative media) as well as training to staff . The project run successfully for 3 years.

In the university, I teach on serveral counselling and psychotherapy courses across all levels (Bsc, GradCertificate and Msc). I have also worked as a therapist in the voluntary and statutory sector . I feel enriched and priviledged to have worked with clients with diverse difficulties in various settings: schools, colleges, alcohol & drug services, GP surgeries ). Prior to being a therapist, I begun my career as a  youth worker and youth inclusion community worker, offering support to young people with complex needs and from deprived socio-economic backgrounds.

I also hold a small private practice in south/ central Manchester offering one to one therapy to adults/ young people and supervision to trainee and qualified therapists ; but also to practitioners from other helping professions (mental health workers). I also have a special interest in providing supervision to people in education/ teachers.

Current Research interests: Our use of self in HE teaching; mindfulness approaches to Higher Education pedagogies, person centred psychotherapy, creative media in qualitative research, creativity in HE.


Key Qualifications
The training focused on Robin Shohet and Peter Hawkins model in counselling supervision
2007-2009 Distinction
Modules undertaken: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education - LTHE Assessment and Feedback AFL
Key Presence
Conference Presentations

A conference dialogue which took place in the annual meeting of the Radical Association of Midwives and which I thoroughly enjoyed!