Artemis Manias is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist who has more than 15 years experience working both as a therapist and as a counselling service manager.
Artemis was the family , couples and group specialist and the recovery pathway representative of a Richmond NHS-funded counselling service. In her old role Artemis was team coordinator with a team of 20 volunteers and Counsellors working alongside Chartered Psychologist Dr Zdrali, at Richmond Integrated Recovery Service, dealing with issues of addiction and substance misuse, an area of expertise for Artemis. In the private sector, Artemis works with clients on a one to one basis, she also works with couples, families and groups. Artemis deals with a wide spectrum of issues ranging from work related problems, marital disagreement, to more severe depression, anxiety and even psychosis (see psychological issues). Artemis is trained in the main models of counselling, namely: • CBT; • Psychodynamic; • Person Centre; • Integrative; and, • Systemic In her clinical practice, she also integrates Mindfulness and body/ trauma work.
She is also a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Clinical Supervisor, currently supervising the clinical team at Addiction Support and Care Agency (ASCA) and at Change, Grow and Live (CGL), as well as supervising students and professionals on a private basis.
I believe that the mind and body are connected at all levels and, to deny or ignore either, is to deny or ignore part of yourself as a whole. When the body denies or ignores what the mind is telling it, the mind is at risk of mental illness, depression or anxiety. Likewise, when the mind denies or ignores what the body is telling it, troubling and inexplicable psychosomatic symptoms may be experienced. It is important, in my view, to recognise that both elements must be balanced and psychological or psychosomatic symptoms may indicate that you are ignoring one aspect of yourself to its detriment; these are the ways in which one aspect of the self is warning you that something is wrong.