Marilena Tzafettas, PhD, CPsychol


Dr Tzafettas is a registered Health Psychologist and CBT Therapist with years of experience in several fields, mostly focusing on adults but with some experience in adolescents too. Dr Tzafettas specialises in the treatment of anxiety disorders/stress, depression and any psychological challenges associated with physical health issues (i.e. chronic pain, long-term conditions).

Dr Tzafettas completed her Stage 2 training in Health Psychology with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and became a Chartered Health Psychologist (BPS; HCPC). During the same time she was offered a PhD scholarship from London Metropolitan University and carried out her doctoral research at King’s College Hospital where she investigated the decision-making process of pregnant women in relation to invasive and non-invasive prenatal diagnostic testing regarding chromosomal abnormalities. As part of her PhD scholarship, Dr Tzafettas has also taught BSc and MSc psychology students a variety of modules including Biological Bases of Behaviour, Cognitive and Emotional Influences on Health and Addiction, and National / international contexts of Health Psychology.

In addition to the above and following completion of her Stage 2 training, Dr Tzafettas completed a postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at Royal Holloway University and currently holds provisional accreditation with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Dr Tzafettas has also completed an MSc in Health Psychology (London Metropolitan University), BSc in Psychology (London Metropolitan University) and BSc in Philosophy Pedagogy and Psychology (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece). Throughout her studies, Dr Tzafettas has been involved in several projects such as evaluating a sexual health and emotional well-being programme for vulnerable young women across London, UK; assisting in research and clinical practice of CBT for dental phobia patients at King’s College Hospital. Since 2014, Dr Tzafettas has been working as a High Intensity Therapist in the NHS delivering CBT to adults suffering from anxiety disorders and/or depression.