Who I am
Sevastiana Koutroubanou studied psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Afterwards, she received training in the Non-Directive Intervention approach and in group animation, as well as in craniosacral therapy.
She is a scientific coordinator of the Institute of Therapy & Education ‘Chrysallida’, a founding member of the International Institute of Craniosacral Balancing Therapy, a member of the European Association for Counselling, a member of the Panhellenic Psychological Association and a member of the National Organisation for Psychotherapy of Greece. She is a trainer in the two-year programme of counselling and psychotherapy, which is carried out by the Institute of Therapy & Education ‘Chrysallida’.
In the past, she collaborated with the University of Patras and with the Department of Primary Education. She has given a series of presentations on psychology, in collaboration with the municipality of Patras, with radio stations, with the ‘PROTASI’ movement, with newspapers and with an anti-cancer association.
Since 1996, she has been a psychotherapist and she has been working on individual and group psychotherapy. Moreover, she organises personal growth groups.
Since 2002, she has also been a craniosacral therapist and a somatic therapist.
Institute of Therapy & Education “Chrysallida”
A few words about the ‘Chrysallida’ Institute, which is operated by Sevastiana Koutroubanou.
Sevastiana founded the Institute in 1996, in collaboration with a colleague of hers, aiming to develop the methods she follows and to promote mental health.
Since then, the Institute has collaborated with the University of Patras and has conducted seminars attended by groups of educators as well as by groups of parents and children. The Institute has also developed cooperation with the AGORA Institute of psychology and research, which is located in Paris; it has held seminars for the public and has had Michel Lobrot, professor of psychology and the founder of the N.D.I. method, as a guest. Moreover, the Institute has been holding talks, open discussions and informative sessions on matters of psychology and mental health. In recent years, high-quality education has been offered by the Institute in the fields of counselling, somatic psychotherapy and craniosacral therapy.