Dr Evgenia Kostaki


Dr Evgenia Kostaki is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)



Dr Evgenia Kostaki completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece (2007- 2011). 

She then studied Developmental Psychopathology at a Master's level at Durham University (2011-2012). 

She later trained on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at Essex University between 2015-2018. Her doctorate thesis explored 'The association between work-related potential stressors, self-compassion and perceived stress in IAPT therapists.'


Across her career (before, during and after doctorate training), Dr Evgenia Kostaki has worked in different roles with people across the lifespan and with a variety of presenting needs.  

In her clinical work, Dr Evgenia Kostaki takes pride in working in a way that collaborative and sensitive. She draws on different psychological models to inform her practice. She takes time in helping people make sense of what is going on for them and think about ways to improve their wellbeing.

Alongside her role at Weleful, Dr Evgenia Kostaki also currently holds two NHS part-time roles; as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in a staff support service, and as a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lecturer on a Clinical Associate in Psychology (CAP) masters programme.

Continuous professional development

Dr Evgenia Kostaki continues to develop her knowledge and skills by attending further training and workshops. Some areas in which she has sought to up-skill in recent years include:

- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (2020, 2022)

- Tree of Life (2020)

- Compassionate Mind Training (2022). Evgenia is a Certified Facilitator of the 8 Week Compassionate Mind Training Course developed by Balanced Minds.

- Compassion Focused Staff Support (2022)

- Supervision (2020, 2021, 2022). Evgenia is on the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Evgenia is training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) which is an approach commonly used to treat symptoms of trauma.


Kaushik, A., Kostaki, E., & Kyriakopoulos, M. (2016). The stigma or mental illness in children and adolescents: A systematic review. Psychiatry Research, 243, 469-494.

Kaushik, A., Papachristou, E., Dima, D., Fewings, S., Kostaki, E., Ploubidis, G., & Kyriakopoulos, M. (2017). Measuring stigma in children receiving mental health treatment: Validation of the Paediatric Self-Stigmatisation Scale (PeadS). European psychiatry, 43, 1–8.

Hayes, A., Jovicic, A., Douglas, C., Markides, C., Kostaki, E., Dean, M., Fife, S., Mitchell, S., & O'Byrne, S. (2018). The only way is Essex. Clinical Psychology Forum, 309, 16-20.

Kaushik, A., Papachristou, E., Telesia, L., Dima, D., Fewings, S., Kostaki, E., Gaete, J., Ploubidis, G. , & Kyriakopoulos, M., (2021). Experience of stigmatisation in children receiving inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment: a longitudinal study. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. doi: 10.1007/s00787-021-01904-5


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