Myrto believes that we all do our best to survive and draw upon whatever is available in our internal and external worlds to create a sense of self. Her method integrates various psychotherapeutic approaches to ensure her clients’ needs are suitably met. She aims to improve her clients’ contact with themselves, others and their environment. To achieve this, she offers opportunities for safety, interaction and creativity, as a way to create a sense of relief and hope and, thus, choices that can lead to growth and change.
Myrto currently works in a local authority counselling service as a Senior Youth Counsellor and is responsible for triaging all therapy referrals as well as holding her own case load of young people with complex needs. Her clinical work with children and young people is fuelled by her passion to make therapy more accessible within youth culture and the wider community. She specialises in working with young people who are impacted by complex relational trauma both on an individual and a systemic level and has facilitated therapeutic group work within the community in response to serious youth violence.
Myrto has supervised on the Toddler Observation Module of a Postgraduate training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and also has extensive experience in schools both mainstream and special educational needs. She has specialised in working therapeutically with adolescents with both moderate and complex learning difficulties. Myrto’s clinical work in schools includes both short-term and long-term therapy, the co-facilitation of therapeutic groups and pastoral care.
Myrto has a background in the visual arts and has facilitated creative groups in a wide variety of educational and cultural settings. She continues to explore creativity as a tool for self-expression and for improving one's social and emotional well-being both within her work as a psychotherapist and as an artistic facilitator and educator.
Myrto has an MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling from Terapia, London. She has an Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutical and Educational application of the Arts from the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education, London. She has a BA (Hons) in Illustration from the University of the Arts London. Myrto is accredited by the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP).