Having an inclination towards psychology and a strong perception of the clinical psychology and psychotherapy field as well as being a hard-working and determined student, Sofia decided to move from Greece to France and to follow a career in psychology. Therefore, she entered the undergraduate and graduate program at University of Paris Diderot – Paris VII, in France. Sofia attained a BSc and MSc in Clinical Psychology, obtaining practical clinical exposure in various fields of psychology. Sofia worked a therapy assistant at SEN schools in London with pupils suffering from autistic and attachment disorders, providing one to one therapy and group art therapy. As a therapist, Sofia was focusing on the emotional and cognitive status of children and how they were affected by the family’s mental and social background. Sofia conducted individual therapy to primary and secondary pupils, along with co-operating with NHS staff and departments and trained for Braille Language. While in Paris, she was an intern in psychiatric hospitals and mental health institutions, such as Psychiatric Hospital of Sainte-Anne and Hospital Institute of Psychoanalysis. She was an intern working with children and providing after-school activities, such as creative art, theater and art therapy.
Aside from psychology, Sofia has been an active member in philosophical seminars while in Paris and made an oral presentation on ‘Psychoanalysis and Languages’. She speaks fluently three languages (Greek, English and French) and loves abstract art, theatre and travels.