The Symposium is hosted on behalf of PCE Europe by the Hellenic Focusing Center.
Hellenic Focusing Center (HFC)
The Hellenic Focusing Center (HFC) was founded and is directed by Pavlos Zarogiannis and Anna Karali.
Both have studied psychology and are currently living and practising in Athens. They work as psychotherapists, counsellors, trainers, and supervisors in Person-Centred and Focusing-Oriented Counselling and Psychotherapy. They are also Certified Coordinators for Greece of The International Focusing Institute, New York (TIFI).
HFC began its activities in the psychological health field in 2001, always having as a main objective the development, promotion and establishment of Person-Centred and Focusing-Oriented Counselling and Psychotherapy in Greece.
The main activities of the Hellenic Focusing Centre are:
- Training in Person-Centred and Focusing-Oriented Counselling and Psychotherapy, Focusing Practice, Trauma Therapy, PCA Couple and Family Therapy, PCE Supervision
- Personal and group therapy/counselling
- Social contribution with free therapy to the vulnerable population through the Counselling and Psychotherapy Dept.
HFC is a European Accredited Psychotherapy Training Institute in Person-centred & Focusing-oriented Psychotherapy,
certified by EAP (European Association for Psychotherapy, europsyche.org).
HFC training is also certified by The International Focusing Institute of New York, U.S.A and recognized by
- The National Organisation of Psychotherapyin Greece
- The Hellenic Association for Counselling
- The European Network for Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling
(PCE Europe) (pce-europe.org)
- The European Association for Psychotherapy
- The World Association of Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling
- The Hellenic Association for Person-Centred and Experiential Approach (HAPCEA) (hapcea.weebly.com/)
European Network of Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling
PCE Europe was founded in 1998 as the Network of European Associations for Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling (NEAPCEPC) on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the European Person/Client-Centred Organisations in Luxembourg.
The terms “Person–Centred” and “Experiential” and the concepts and processes they encompass have an extensive, rich and evolving history. The choice of the phrase “Person-Centred and Experiential” is intended to promote continued dialogue and development. The name of the network was changed to PCE Europe in 2009 for reasons of practicality at the Szeged meeting.
The Statutes and Bylaws, which are the basis for the functioning of PCE Europe were agreed in 1999 at the 2nd General Assembly (GA) in Athens. They were changed over time and completely revised in 2021, when the network became a registered association in Austria (NGO).
PCE Europe includes 31 organisational and, at the moment, 65 individual members throughout Europe and became a chapter of the World Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling (WAPCEPC) in 2009.
PCE Europe is a member of EAP (the European Association for Psychotherapy) and of EAC (the European Association for Counselling).
PCE Europe is a Network defined by Statutes and Bylaws.
The members of PCE Europe are organisations and individuals -after June 2022 when individual membership was introduced- from all over Europe.
The current Board.