Psychologist – Psychotherapist

Virginia Ioannidou graduated from the German School of Thessaloniki.
She received her Diploma in Clinical Psychology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, with a DAAD-scholarship.
She was trained in Germany in Transactional Analysis, Bioenergetics, Systemic Couples’ Therapy and Systemic Supervision (11 years of training). She is a certified EMDR therapist (trauma-therapist).

She holds the European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP).


Since 1985 she has worked with individuals, couples, families and groups as a psychotherapist in private practice.
She provides seminars in schools and in organizations.
She applies mediation in cases of conflict.
Virginia Ioannidou offers systemic supervision and coaching for individuals, groups and organizations.
She trains psychologists and other mental health professionals in systemic therapy and systemic couples’ therapy in both Greece and Cyprus.


2010-2015 she collaborated with the German School of Thessaloniki as a school psychologist.
She is a member of the Hellenic Observatory for Rights in the Field of Mental Health, where she volunteers her services.


Virginia Ioannidou was a member of the editorial board of the systemic journal Metalogos during the first five years of its publication.
She has given lectures at scientific congresses and has published numerous articles in scientific journals.
She has translated v. Schlippe’s and Schweitzer’s Handbook for Systemic Therapy and Counseling from German into Greek.


Virginia Ioannidou is a founding member of the Systemic Association of Northern Greece (SANG). She has been a member in the Administrative Council for many years and served as president from February 2020 until February 2022.

As a family therapist she is a member of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA-CIM).
As a systemic supervisor she is a member of the German Systemic Association (SG) and was a member of the German Association for Supervision (DGSv) for twelve years.

She is the scientific director of the Institute of Systemic Therapy Thessaloniki.



Her greek book The Art of Being a Couple. A Systemic Approach was published in March of 2012.

Ioannidou, V., Lagogianni C. (2021). Basic Model of a Couple’s Crisis. A Manual for Couples’ Therapy, in Mariotti M., Saba G., Stratton P. (Eds.), Handbook of Systemic Approaches to Psychotherapy Manuals, EFTA-Series, Springer.


Contact phone: +30 6944 367046 & +30 2310 286489