About Dr. Zoë Chouliara

Hello, I’m Dr Zoë Chouliara

Life happens to all of us! Zoë Chouliara Psychology will provide a therapeutic and humane space for you. Nothing of what you bring will scare me or put me off. I will provide you with an empathic, honest and accepting professional relationship so that you can find your best way forward.

I am happy to work with any type and degree of psychological difficulty and life situation you might find yourself in, including anxiety, depression, life crisis, abuse, gender and sexuality issues, identity issues, health anxiety, low self-worth, dissatisfaction with appearance. I have particular expertise in abuse, extreme adversity and trauma, as well as skin conditions and appearance distress. I am an expert in helping you to reconnect with yourself and rebuild your identity and sense of self, especially so after adversity.

Alongside my private practice, I am consulting in private clinics in Scotland & London.
I work alongside and take referrals from psychiatrists, GPs and other medical practitioners. I am also happy to take self-referrals and direct bookings from anyone looking for psychological therapy, so please get in touch if you have any questions.

I have experience working with Long COVID/Post COVID Syndrome and other post-viral syndromes. As a health psychologist, I have experience in understanding body-mind issues and I am competent in working with complex psychosomatic presentations and psychological challenges secondary to physical conditions.

My Experience & Qualifications

Languages & Cultures

Languages & Cultures

I am bilingual. I speak both English and Greek fluently and can conduct therapy in either language. I am trained to work with interpreters. I have worked with hundreds of clients from all walks of life and across cultures.

Training, Qualifications & Experience

Training, Qualifications & Experience

  • BSc PsyDip MSc PhD PGDip Counselling CPsychol (Health) FHEA
  • Practitioner Counselling & Health Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist/Counsellor
  • Transformational Life Coach

Professional Registrations & Accreditations

Professional Registrations & Accreditations

I am a fully registered and accredited member of all three of the main Psychology and Psychotherapy professional bodies:

  • HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
  • BPS (British Psychological Society)
  • BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
I, Zoë, am an Awarded Consultant Psychologist, Senior Consulting Psychologist and Psychotherapist of national and international calibre. I am an awarded Practitioner Counselling and Health Psychologist and Supervisor, Person-Centred Psychotherapist/Counsellor, and Professional Transformational Coach.

Formerly a Professor in Mental Health and named in the Top 100 Nation’s Lifesavers List 2019 for my work with survivors of childhood abuse. Part of group award in Dermatology, BJN, 2016.

I am the lead author of the Acts of Recovery, the first evidence-based, survivor-centred self-help booklet for survivors of childhood abuse, which led to my being named in the top 100 Nation’s Lifesavers List in 2019.

I have been a renowned clinical academic with numerous publications, conference presentations nationally and internationally and a strong presence in the media and public appearances.

I was also awarded the BJN Dermatology Award 2016, as part of the team of trainers delivering the first-ever Dermatology Masterclass nationally and internationally. My clinical experience spans across the NHS, the voluntary sector and the independent practice over 13 years.

I Specialise In:

Recovering from abuse, childhood abuse, and complex trauma

Appearance distress and distress related to skin conditions and cosmetic procedures

Identity challenges

Psychological and mental health assessments. (for gender transition, plastic surgery and any other medical procedure, medicolegal reports)

Other Conditions I Treat

Body-mind issues
Complex psychosomatic presentations
Long COVID & other post-viral syndromes
General anxiety
Health anxiety
Social anxiety
Panic attacks
All forms of depress
Insomnia (CBTI)
Phobias & agoraphobia
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
Low self-esteem
Work issues
Family issues
Grief counselling
Menopausal issues
Anger management
Readjustment issues

A Friendly Face You Can Trust

Whether you are nervous to meet or anxious to start your journey, just know that Zoë Chouliara Psychology in Edinburgh can guide you through the process. If you want some time to get to know me, please get in touch and arrange a call so we can get to know each other and I can put you at ease.