Dr Patapia Tzotzoli is an award-winning clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in adult mental health. She is an associate fellow and chartered scientist of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EuroPsy).
Dr Tzotzoli studied at the universities of East London, Oxford and Cambridge and trained in the UK’s oldest Clinical Psychology programme within the Department of Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London. She undertook specialist placements across three world-renowned NHS Trusts: South London & Maudsley, King’s College Hospital and Guy’s & St Thomas’, known collectively as King’s Health Partners.
Previously she held a post as a neuropsychologist at the Department of Neuropsychology, Queen’s Hospital in Romford, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, and prior to this she worked as a clinical psychologist & research director at the Neurosurgery Clinic and Gamma Knife Department, Hygeia Hospital in Athens, Greece.
Dr Tzotzoli is the founder of My Psychology Clinic. In recognition for her services, she was honoured with the Mental Health Psychologist of the Year 2016 award by Medical LiveWire and the Mental Health Psychologist of the Year – UK & Best CBT Practice – UK by the Global Health and Pharma Magazine Awards.
Her special interests include loneliness, life transitions, resilience, self-regulation, personal development, efficiency, effectiveness and authenticity and in general working towards a healthy and functional adult model, parenting and relationships.
Dr Tzotzoli imagines a world where we understand and openly embrace mental health in our lives, because the relationship with our mental health determines the quality of our lives and those of others. She is thus passionate about raising awareness of mental health and stigmatizing asking and pursuing help. She strongly believes that looking after our own mental health is not an entitlement but our responsibility and right as well as the quintessential requisite to work towards a healthy and functional adult model. Therefore, Dr Tzotzoli loves working with clients in her private practice who choose to take on this challenge for themselves and accompanies them throughout the journey. Alternatively, she continuously strives to reach out to a wider audience by writing articles for other sites or her own blog, collaborating with the media to communicate scientific research and working on projects that lead to products that can promote mental health.
Dr Tzotzoli is also the CEO and founder of iConcipio Ltd. She is actively involved in the research and development of MePlusMe, a digital solution designed to support students looking after their mental health and improving their study skills. Her vision is to improve student experience by promoting a growth mindset and personal effectiveness. As a result of this project, Dr Tzotzoli was the recipient of the Lion’s Den award in entrepreneurship from King’s College London in 2011 and was shortlisted from over 2400 other applicants for the Falling Walls Lab 2016 competition in Berlin.