Kassandra was born in Denmark, to her Danish father and her Greek immigrant mother, and now lives in Greece. Kassandra’s family and cultural values fostered a passion early in life for constantly learning alongside allies and partnerships to unpack what is taken for granted or what is taught that is ‘truth’ within the context of Western societies ongoing neoliberal, patriarchal and colonial projects.
Kassandra is a psychologist and a private practitioner in a range of roles including narrative therapy, creative group work, supervision, whilst she is regularly tutoring, teaching and offering workshops across therapeutic and academic fields. She has many years of experience working in both public and independent settings.
She values and enjoys exploring and stretching narrative therapy in teaching and in her practice. In recent years Kassandra has worked alongside individuals, couples, children, and families in the areas of trauma, grief, effects of gendered violence and abuse, parenting, addictions, mental health concerns, relationship matters, and anorexia/bulimia to which she works from an insider perspective. Kassandra’s practice is informed and held accountable by the values and ethics of intersectional feminism and social justice frameworks which consider the contexts of people’s lives and honour people’s unique meaning making, capacities and skills in living.
She also enjoys using narrative ideas in group settings; this has included groups for parents of children with autism, groups of women living with the effects of violence and abuse, groups of employees in organizations affected by the economic crisis in Greece, groups for adults affected by concerns about anxiety or depression including the use of music therapy methodologies, groups for children with a focus on child-centered, family, and community-focused approaches to help alleviate hardship.
Kassandra has considerable experience supervising other practitioners in narrative therapy. She finds it a privilege to walk alongside those who are also working in this field in whatever capacity-to bear witness to their creative resistances to organizational oppression, managerialism, and neoliberal structures.
Kassandra is an honorary clinical fellow of the School of Social Work, University of Melbourne and she is currently tutoring on the Masters of Narrative Therapy and Community Work run by the University of Melbourne in Collaboration with Dulwich Centre. She is also on the teaching faculty of Dulwich Centre. In addition to teaching with Dulwich Centre on international courses (Ukraine, Turkey), Kassandra is the key faculty member of The Institute of Narrative Therapy (GR).
As well as enjoying these realms of Narrative Practice, Kassandra is a former professional cellist and enjoys traveling, swimming, and discovering new food experiences.