Chris Athanasiadis

Lecturer in Counselling

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Harrington Building, HA256

+44 (0) 1772 89 3776

Subject Areas: Nursing and Midwifery

Chris is a BACP-Registered Counsellor and a Chartered Psychologist. He has previously held posts at the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, University Campus Oldham, University of Teesside partner College in Athens and University of Northampton. He currently has teaching commitments on the BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies and on the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner programme at the University of Central Lancashire.

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Certificate in Family and Systemic Therapy, University of Leeds, 2008

MSc Counselling Psychology, University of Teesside, 2008

DipPsych Psychology, The Open University, 2003

MPhil Psychology, University of Leeds, 1997

BA Psychology, ACG, Athens, Greece, 1991


Registered Member, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society

Fellow, Higher Education Academy.

Research Activities 

Male Depression

External Affiliations





Athanasiadis, C. (accepted). Psychodynamic psychotherapy in British public healthcare. BACP Healthcare.

Athanasiadis, C. (2015). Therapist prejudices and how to overcome them. BACP Healthcare, 15 (4), 17-19.

Athanasiades, C. (2011). Employee Assistance Programmes: Past, present and future. Counselling at Work, 72, 18-21.

Athanasiades, C. (2009). The changing nature of healthcare: Implications for counselling psychologists and service users. Newsletter of the Division of Counselling Psychology, 1 (1), 11-16.