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About

Committed to a lifelong education and training and with a great sense of responsibility, dedication and genuine care, I merge knowledge with experience and intuition to create the ideal coaching environment that can meet the unique nature and needs of each of you - individual, couple or family.

It is very important for me to establish a good relationship with my clients. Therefore I provide you with an environment where you can feel safe and welcomed.

I care! And so I listen carefully and manage to understand your needs and wants. I constantly create opportunities for you to be able to explore and expand your self-awareness, uncover what is holding you back, improve your skills and help you develop new ones.

My priority is your welfare! And I would not hesitate to challenge any dysfunctional concepts you might have that block your way. I will inspire and motivate you and hold you accountable to take action steps to achieve your vision for yourself.

Whatever you might be struggling with, you can expect a supportive partner who knows well and cares deeply.

If you want to learn about me in a narrative way, visit:

I was born and raised in Greece and since I remember myself, I had an immense interest in acquiring new knowledge, learning new skills, traveling around the world and finding ways to express my creativity through art.
After completing my studies in French Arts and Literature, I worked for several years as a French In-Home Tutor for kids, while furthering my education on classical piano, opera singing and painting.
In-Home Tutoring gave me the opportunity to experience first hand how family members interrelate with each other and how some children could easily thrive educationally while others were experiencing educational challenges.
Over the years, my innate curious nature was significantly triggered by human complexity. I felt an enormous admiration of the countless possibilities and areas of development we all have. It is when I made a life-changing decision: take a profound journey into human psychology.
I moved to the UK where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. The multidimensional human nature slowly begun to unfold, leaving me in awe and even greater eagerness to deepen my understanding. Why we subconsciously make the decisions we do, what motivates those decisions, and what needs these decisions are meant to satisfy? Why do we relate the way we do with the self, the intimate other, our family, our work environment, or even with society? More importantly, what can we do to improve our life, the life of our loved ones, the life that we all share? All these questions were deeply addressed when I completed an intense four year graduate program in Psychotherapy, Family Therapy and Counseling.
Being blessed to work with individuals, groups and families over a decade as a Psychotherapist / Counselor in Greece, and having a family of my own, opened a familiar field for me to explore further: How do we master knew knowledge, knew skills? How do we set achievable goals and redirect ourselves if we stray from them? How do we analyze and evaluate our thinking? How can we test our assumptions, our conclusions? How can we enlarge our minds to explore multiple perspectives? How do we overcome self-deception, bias and perceptual limitations? And mostly, what can we do to reach and maximize our potential? That drive led me to earn a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology.
Since then, my passion is to inspire, support and empower people to reach their higher selves, accomplish their dreams and live a life of fulfillment and joy. Practicing life coaching gives me the opportunity to channel the knowledge and the experience I acquired all these years in a more result-oriented way. My personal journey and my cultivated creativity enables me to effortlessly use the most appropriate tools and combine them in a unique way that would match and serve the needs and desires of each person.
After all, life is a journey, and it is up to us to make it meaningful, joyful and worthy!
Thank you for allowing me to share my personal journey with you.

A journey that I love, a journey that I live for. A journey that created a mission, a call:

To help you create your own journey, just the way you want to!

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With my life coaching, you will experience a unique two-direction approach!
All areas you wish to work on, will be unfolded through a - simultaneous and continuously adjustable to your specific needs, two-direction approach:
  • Inner to outer direction - for gradual, life lasting results.

You will have the chance to work with your internal world, so you can explore, assess and empower your deepest thoughts and values. This in itself, will gradually be reflected on and directed to new, inner-driven and thus life-lasting behaviors, that will help you achieve astonishing results on your external, day-to-day world.

  • Outer to Inner direction - for immediate measurable results.

You will also have the chance to work directly with new ways of behaving and acting on your daily situations and challenges. This work, will produce immediate and measurable positive results and that in itself, will re-enforce new enriched, flexible and adaptive ways of thinking that will enlarge your inner horizons.

This powerful approach has been proven very successful and helped hundreds clients of mine, to reach their goals and move forward with their lives.
Since 2005, I have helped hundreds of clients achieve personal and professional success.

Psychology BA/BS Honors: Middlesex University / The Open University U.K.

Accredited by U.S.A. Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education and by B.P.S. (British Psychological Society).

Masters in Educational Psychology: University of Nicosia, Cyprus.

Accredited by E.U.A (European Universities Association) and by E.F.Q.M. (European Foundation for Quality Management)

Post-Graduate Training Program in Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling: Laboratory For The Study Of Human Relations.

A four year program consisted of theory, techniques and practice on

  • Systemic Approach in Psychotherapy
  • Counseling and Therapy of individuals and couples
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Therapy

Accredited by European Association for Psychotherapy (E.A.P.) and by Training Institutes Chamber - European Family Therapy Association (E.F.T.A.).

  • “Myths and Narratives in Psychotherapy”, Laboratory For The Study Of Human Relations, Athens, Greece.
  • “Access to the Future”, National Open College, Harlow, U.K.
  • “Languages in European Union – New Technologies in Teaching and Learning”, H.M.A (Hellenic Management Association) Athens, Greece.
  • “Public Relations and Corporational Communication”, E.B.E.A (Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Greece.
  • “Education Qualité 1” (Quality Education), Direction Quality Groupe, Bull S.A., Athens, Greece
  • Member of the British Psychological Society since 2006.
  • Supporting Parental Involvement in School, WPS, University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • Life Choices as A Mirror of Our Inner Organization and their Exploitation at the Course of a Therapy, WPS, Laboratory For The Study Of Human Relations, Athens Greece.
  • How to Boost you Child's Confidence, Penna Newspaper, Athens, Greece.
  • Human Relations and Communication, Penna Newspaper, Athen, Greece.
  • Economic Crisis and Psychological Health, Penna Newspaper, Athens, Greece.
  • Healthy Body in Healthy Mind Workshop with emphasis on experiential exercises for groups, ELCOP ABEE, Athens, Greece.
  • Self Awareness – A Way to Reduce Stress, Mesogeiaki Paremvasi Newspaper, Athens Greece.
  • The Art of Vacations, Magazine of Municipality of Markopoulo, Athens, Greece.
  • Classical Piano and Music Theory National Conservatory of Athens, Greece.
  • Opera Singing National Conservatory of Athens, Greece.
  • History of Arts The French Institute of Athens, Greece.
  • Diplôme D' Etudes Supérieures (High Level Certificate of Studies) French Institute of Athens, Greece.
  • Painting and Drawing The Kapatou School of Painting, Athens, Greece.
Ms. Linos is a highly motivated professional,
with a natural curiosity and commitment
in deepening her understanding of theoretical issues
and in advancing her skills in handling issues
relevant to counseling and therapy
of individuals, groups, couples and families
Charis Katakis, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Writer, Researcher
Approved supervisor of the American Association of Family and Marriage Therapy (A.A.M.F.T.),
at the founder's level. Awarded honorary membership to the European Association of Psychotherapy
(see: Charis Katakis - Wikipedia).
I would like to point out that
Mrs Vivian Linos is an active,
motivated, and creative professional
that masters with excellency the experiential and theoretical parts
in counseling and therapy.
She is a responsible, highly effective and committed professional.
Dr. Maria Pirounaki - Lioni
Social psychologist, Psychotherapist,
Mental Health Counselor
www.mariapirounaki.gr
Mrs Vivian Linos is a professional with an exceptional
cognitive and emotional structure.
She combines genuine care and enthusiasm
with responsibility and commitment.
I highly recommend her skills in counseling and psychotherapy.
George Kalarritis MMedSci, CAC, CGP, CFT
Clinical psychologist, Psychotherapist
Drug-addiction counselor
Trainer and Clinical Supervisor

For all these years...

I am thankful for the inspiration of all my teachers and professors.
I am thankful for the trust and commitment of my clients.
I am grateful for the love and support of my loved ones.
I am grateful for my son, just because he exists.

Recognition

Google Reviews

"Vivian has a gift! I reached out to her at a very low point in my life. I had mental and physical pain from my emotional baggage. With kindness and respect she helped me to truly understand myself and make some significant and positive changes in my life. I can’t say enough kind words about her or convey, sufficiently, my gratitude for her."

"Three years ago, I found myself in a terrible situation! I had to put an end to a thirteen year old marriage with two children. I cannot begin to describe the pain, the disappointment and the insecurity I was feeling. What was happening to me was beyond my power. It was when my sister suggested Vivian.

I was immediately amazed! I followed her guidance with precision and it was unbelievable how effective she was! And that was just the first session!

Throughout our work together, Vivian has introduced me to new perspectives and as a result the solutions have become obvious to me. Vivian helped me realize who I really am, what I am capable of achieving and how to best utilize my potential. My productivity increased tremendously and as a result, I got promoted. I gained self-confidence and I started a new relationship with an amazing partner.

Now, I am happy, my kids are happy, and we are all enjoying feelings of security, love, support and fulfillment. All our world has shifted in an amazingly positive way! I love my new life! I have chosen to trust Vivian and as a result, my life turned awesome! I have discovered my true self and my life has improved significantly! I am living a life of dignity and fulfillment.

I absolutely and unequivocally recommend Vivian. Thank you Vivian, you are my guarding angel!"

"Before I started working with Vivian, my life was in total chaos. I was feeling disappointed and I couldn't stand it any longer.

Two dear friends of mine, were both working with Vivian at the time. They were so enthusiastic with her approach, that it felt like it was the right thing for me to start working with her.

During our work together, I put my life in order. I understood my emotions and what was their root cause. I realized my needs and wants and I started addressing them. I decoded the power dynamics that were governing my professional environment.

One of the things I am really grateful for, was when Vivian suggested a couple's session. It was so powerful, that changed for ever the course of our relationship.

Now, I address all life challenges with an unprecedented inner power and from a knowledgable and skillful perspective. I am now able to set the right boundaries for my self. I have regain control over my personal and professional life and it feels great!

Thank you Vivian for everything that you have done for me, for my family and for my career!"

"Vivian's skillful approach and genuine care, inspired and supported me to find the missing parts of my true self and freed me from anything that was burdening me and it was not mine.

Her unique ability to understand and interpret my world, empowered me to make the most efficient decisions for myself and for my kids. Vivian's open scope taught me to live my life “my way”, and guided me to make choices aligned with my unique, true self.

Because of our work together, I am enjoying every moment of my life! Vivian did not only earned my trust and my respect, she earned my love."

"After seeing Vivian for 6 months, I started to change and so did everything & everyone else around me. We have dealt with personal issues, family issues, professional issues, spirituality issues and many-many more and when I decided to seek Life Coaching training myself, she was there to support me, with ideas, experience and knowledge. I am deeply impressed until today from the wide spectrum of subjects she is capable of dealing with successfully and with a high standard of performance!

Working with a life coach or a therapist, most of the times, the impact of the relationship doesn’t go beyond the point of solving a situation seen as problematic. For those outstanding professionals who stand out of the crowd, it is always something more, because they know that, to really become exceptional, they must “walk their talk” in all aspects and Vivian does exactly that. I gained confidence by observing and receiving her confidence, I learned to think with an open mind by observing her way of thinking. All clients during the sessions, what they primarily do, is to unconsciously model their life coach or therapist. Imagine how vital it is, the model you are modeling, to be an exceptional model!"

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