Hi, and thanks for visiting!
My blog is a good place to find out more about me and my books.
I am Vassiliki Plomaritou, a Greek mum of an amazing 28 years old girl and of a pug called Pumba. We live in Richmond, Surrey, a place that I was dreaming about for over 10 years. I wish the rest of my family was here with us, I miss them everyday and especially my little niece, Anna Maria. From an early age, I have hoped that I would spend my life helping others. My professional training began with a Bachelors Degree and I completed my Masters of Arts in Education at Open university, graduating with honors. I have worked with students, teachers and families for nearly two decades as a teacher and a counsellor.
Throughout my professional journey, I was fortunate enough to be able to learn from the most recognized psychologists and counsellors in the field. I have trained extensively in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. I provide effective counselling to students, teachers and families. I frequently use humor in therapy sessions. My expertise covers a range of educational problems such as dyslexia, reading, spelling, handwriting difficulties and self-esteem, ADD, and psychological problems such as depression, anxiety and fears, adolescent relationship issues, coping skills, depression, panic disorder, relationships, social anxiety, stress management. My approach is warm, personable, and nonjudgmental. I always take into account each unique individual’s social, emotional, psychological and situational needs.
I have already published five books about the emotional intelligence of children in primary school, a program for reading and spelling difficulties, another one for anxiety, fear and panic attacks and the last one is about the emotional intelligence of teachers. All of them are in Greek but I promise you that I will publish through my blog some important extracts of my books in English in order to show you all my love and respect. I have published one book in English “Charlie a boy with reading difficulties and his dream” which is an award winning book inspired by the real life of a young boy who experiences learning difficulties due to dyslexia.
You can buy my books here and of course they are available in all bookstores in Greece:
• The development of the emotional intelligence of primary school children:
• A practical resource for primary school children with reading and spelling difficulties:
• Without fear, without anxiety:
• The last panic attack
My contact email is:
TEACHER EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE COURSE:
Helping teachers live a better-quality life is a true passion of mine! I will happily give you any information you need! I would love to hear from you!