Dr. Ioanna Kousteni is a registered psychologist and certified person-centered psychotherapist (EAP). She has an MSc in Psychology and Media and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Although her practice is based on humanistic and experiential approaches, she has also developed an interest in various approaches (CBT, Family Systems therapy, EFCT) and has attended several training courses. Dr Kousteni provides individual and group psychotherapy in her private practice in Athens, Greece, since 2005. She works with adults, adolescents and couples and she also offers training workshops for new therapists and parents. She has been teaching psychotherapy and clinical psychology at Panteion University, Athens for the last 13 years. She has also served as a faculty member for the University of Wales, UK and the Hellenic Open University, Greece. Moreover, she is collaborating as a trainer in the person-centered approach with the Hellenic Focusing Center. She is a founding member and coordinator of the scientific committee of the Hellenic Association for Person Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy (HAPCEA). Dr. Kousteni has authored several papers on psychotherapy. She is also the author of a book on the movement of Evidence-based Psychotherapy and the co-editor of the Greek edition of the “Handbook of Person-centred Psychotherapy and Counselling” (in press). Her main research interests include psychotherapy effectiveness, minority and LGBTQ+ populations, the politics of psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic relationships.
Willi Rös is a person-centred psychotherapist living in Prague. He was born and did his scholarship in Germany, then lived in France for 34 years. He had his PCA training in Germany and in France, is a holder of the European Certificate of Psychotherapy and is trained as a supervisor and in Focusing. He has been working as a trainer for PCA counselling for 15 years. Before that, he organised and participated in numerous trainings for self-development.
For many years, he was active in the boards of the national and European professional PCA organisations.
Willi runs his private praxis and the Person Center in Prague.
Daniela Rös Šiffelová is a psychologist and therapist trained in the PCA (PCA Institute Prague). Rogers’ thoughts significantly influenced her life and approach in psychotherapy and other areas of interpersonal relationships. She actively seeks to promote the development and status of the person centered approach. She is the author of Rogersovská psychoterapie pro 21.století (2010) and the translation of the book Terapie zaměřená na člověka (2012). She teaches and trains in PCA and Play Therapy courses. In 2015, together with her husband and PCA therapist, they have founded the Person Center. Until May 2019, she was the chair of PCE Europe, the network of European PCA associations. Previously she worked as a school psychologist. Currently she works at a university counseling center at the Czech Technical University and in a private psychotherapy practice, where she works with adults, adolescents and children.