Dr Zack Eleftheriadou

Dr Zack Eleftheriadou MSc MA, Dip NCFED, is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (HCPC reg).

She is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, a child and parent-infant psychoanalytic psychotherapist (UKCP reg.), and she is a member of The Bowlby Centre and a British Psychoanalytic Council Scholar.

Since 1990, she has provided training and has published extensively in the following areas: developmental issues, cross-cultural work, trauma, migrants and refugees, including the text ‘Psychotherapy and Culture’ (Karnac).

Zack runs the consultancy service ‘Noema’, providing psychotherapy, supervision and guest teaching. She works as an infant observation tutor and provides guest teaching at The Bowlby Centre and AGIP. Alongside these, she is involved with Au Milieu [https://www.au-milieu.org/], she is a visiting external examiner for Doctoral level university students and supervises several cross-cultural projects in London. She feels passionate about early intervention and regularly presents on the psychology of the baby, for midwives and paediatric nurses.

She is particularly interested in the ‘replacement child’ dynamics and on the impact of this early experience in adulthood. She has contributed to The Replacement Forum (see: http://replacementchildforum.com/the-replacement-child-early-intervention-for-babies-and-their-families/).

In the past, she has been involved in the UKCP Child Faculty subcommittee, ‘Infant-parent psychotherapy’, she was a Staff Counsellor at the Royal London Hospital, providing psychological support for the medical staff, has worked at ‘Freedom from Torture’ (London) and ‘Nafsiyat’, The Inter-Cultural Therapy Centre, London. She has been working as a psychotherapist in London, UK for 30 years.

Zack has written two books: Transcultural Counselling (1994) and Psychotherapy and Culture: Weaving Inner and Outer Worlds (2010).


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