Dr Tina Grigoriou
Dr Tina Grigoriou (PsychD in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Psychology)
Chartered Psychologist accredited by the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health Professions Council (UK).
Dr Grigoriou is a chartered psychologist and dance/movement therapist. She has worked as a psychologist both for the National Health System in the UK and in Private Practice. She has been providing a range of psychological therapies to individuals, couples and groups for the last 17 years. She is trained in CBT, EMDR, psychodynamic, humanistic, Schema therapy and Dance/Movement therapy. Her patients present with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, work related stress, eating disorders, relationship problems etc.
Dr Grigoriou is the founder of Sloane Psychology ltd where she currently offers individual therapy. Her passion and curiosity of how she could be most helpful when working with individuals and groups led her to explore Dance and Movement Psychotherapy, as an adjunctive or independent treatment for her clients. She obtained a Diplôme Supérieure in Dance/Movement Therapie from Schola Cantorum in Paris. Through studying, practicing and engaging with this psychotherapeutic model, she realised the healing value of a holistic approach that integrates our body and mind. By running groups in London and Paris, she witnessed the transformative power stemming from interventions that involve people moving together in a state of flow.
Dr Grigoriou further explored these observations by successfully developing a unique intervention for an international retail company that employed traumatised individuals. This intervention helped the traumatised employees to build their resilience and confidence. The positive outcome of this intervention inspired her to develop emotional wellness and resilience building programmes for corporate organisations where detachment, work-related stress and loneliness affect a big percentage of their employees leading to work absenteeism, mental health problems, reduced engagement and low performance. By combining third wave cognitive therapy and dance/movement therapy she created her own unique programme that she named Motion Release. Her corporate clients declared the benefits of this approach both at an individual and team level. She also runs similar programmes for wellness retreats where clients rate the dance/movement sessions as one of the most powerful and transformative experiences of these retreats.
Dr Grigoriou is passionate about helping people to connect to themselves and with others. Self-expression, creativity, sharing, flowing, developing, playing, learning and moving are the core ingredients/values of her philosophy and practice. She can’t wait to share these with you in movement and with words!
There is a team of associate facilitators that assist Dr Grigoriou run Motion Release workshops depending on the country where these take place. Our associates are psychologists, dance movement therapists, personal coaches and dancers. Our experts are chosen to match the specific requirements of each bespoke workshop or training programme.