Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships

  • Master of Science (MSc) in Health Psychology
  • Professional Degree in Psychology, Clinical Psychology
  • Currently undertaking a Doctorate in Psychology at Teesside University
  • Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist
  • Professional Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS)

Professional experience

Maria Antypa completed her professional training as a Clinical Psychologist in Greece, where she worked in primary care, inpatient, community, specialist mental health and physical health services.  She has experience working with people of all ages who have a wide range of difficulties including; stress, depression, anxiety disorders, substance misuse, pain management, dementia, brain injury, trauma, psychosis, and personality and bipolar disorders. Her set of skills includes a range of psychological approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) and administration of psychological diagnostic assessments.   Maria is currently the lead therapist for general psychiatry at Nightingale Hospital and has been acting as a specialist placement supervisor for doctoral counselling psychology trainees. Alongside her clinical work in inpatient and community services, she is a member of the Accreditation Committee for AIMS Rehab: a Quality Network for Mental Health Rehabilitation Services, which is regulated by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych).

Personal statement

Maia is a compassionate clinical psychologist, who creates a space for her patients to feel comfortable and respected.  She approaches her patients in a sensitive, warm and non-judgemental manner, and tailors her approach to their individual needs. She uses a focused and timely approach to help her patients to achieve their goals and improve their well-being.