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Attentive Therapist

Emotion Focus Therapy Training - Level 1


Level 1 is an intensive 4-day program that provides therapists with the knowledge and skills they need to work more directly with emotions in their practice. Participants will be trained in the skills through a combination of short lectures, video demonstrations, live demonstrations, case discussions and supervised practice in small groups (using participants' personal material).      


The Treatment Focused on Feeling (Emotion-Focused Therapy) is a human, empirically documented psychotherapeutic approach integrates person-treatment, treatment Gestalt and Focusing. It has been shown to be particularly effective in treating depression, trauma and anxiety difficulties. It is an internationally recognized treatment through the work of Les Greenberg, Robert Elliott, Jeanne Watson, Rhonda Goldman, Sandra Paivio, Antonio Pascual-Leone and others.

Who it is aimed at

It is recommended that this seminar accompanies or precedes the level 2 seminar. However, it is not required that you have already attended EFT Level 1. Due to the experiential nature of the seminar, the number of participants is limited and priority will be given to participants following the EFT certification process.


Level 1 is the first step towards certification in Emotion Focused Therapy by the International Society for Emotion-Focused Therapy (ISEFT) .

The teacher is recognized by ISEFT and will be given a certificate of attendance at the end of the training (for those who complete all 4 days of training).


13 & 14 January 2023 (2 days)


10:00 to 17:30


Building of the Hellenic Society of Existential Psychology "Genesis"

33 Irodotou Street, Maroussi (KAT Station)




Maximum number of participants: 18


Until Friday 16 December 2022: EUR 225

From Saturday 17 December 2022: EUR 250

Cancellation policy

  • If you cancel your participation 30 days or more before the date of the seminar you will be refunded the participation fee minus 25 euros for administration costs.

  • If you cancel less than 30 days before the date of the seminar you will receive a credit, minus 25 euros administration fee, which you can use for a future seminar.

  • If you do not notify us before the date of the seminar you cannot receive a refund or credit.

  • You can transfer your registration to another person at no extra cost. In this case, you need to let us know the name of the person.

  • The organisers reserve the right to cancel the seminar due to instructor illness, reduced attendance or other unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation of the seminar, the participation fee will be refunded in full.

For more information and registration please contact here , at, or at 6944964300



Αγάθη Λακιώτη, Ph.D.

Agathi Lakioti, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and works privately as a psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer and seminar presenter. She studied psychology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Panteion University and her MSc in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Strathclyde. She teaches counselling and psychotherapy, Positive Psychology and research methodology at undergraduate and postgraduate level and has been a trainer and supervisor in the Person-Centred approach for over 15 years. She is a certified therapist and supervisor in Emotion-Focused Therapy by the International Society of Emotion-Focused Therapy. She is also a certified Focusing trainer by The International Focusing Institute. Noting the effectiveness of EFT in her practice, as well as the professional and personal growth she has experienced through the training and application of this approach, she decided in 2021 to found the Hellenic Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy (HiEFT) and spread this approach in Greece.

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Danae Vagia, MSc

Danae Vagia is a psychologist and works privately as a psychotherapist. She studied psychology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She subsequently obtained her MSc in Counselling Studies from the University of Edinburgh and her MA in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Strathclyde. She has previously worked in Non-Governmental Organisations with vulnerable populations such as homeless people, refugees and migrants. She has also taught counselling courses in private educational settings. She is currently in the process of becoming certified in Emotion Focused Therapy in which she has been trained by Robert Elliott and Juliette Becking.

The Institute is recognized by the International Society of Emotion Focused Therapy (ISEFT)
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