ABOUT

ME

Ψυχολόγος Λευκωσία Κύπρος Μάριος Σιάλος
In Therapy we Work Together to Create Lasting Positive Change

I see therapy as the space to explore our deepest thoughts and feelings, find meaning in our actions and purpose in our lives. To deal with our own darkness and feel safe when we feel not. Therapy is an ideal place which may not be possible to exist in interpersonal relationships. It is more than feeling a connection with another person it transcends the meaning of feeling accepted while knowing at the same time that - i am not going to be judged. 

Being a therapist allows me to constantly improve my self and learn while working together with each new client. Despite studying and training in the field of Psychology, the science of the mind and behaviour, for more than 7 years in prestigious Universities I know for a fact that we haven't even begun to scratch the surface of understanding what it means to be human.

Psychotherapeutic Approach

My core training and the main therapeutic approaches I use in my practice are Person-Centered Therapy (Carl Rogers) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (Aaron T. Beck, Judith S. Beck). However, I favour an integrative approach where I often borrow tools or principles from other approaches (e.g. Psychodynamic Therapy, Existential Therapy, Systemic Therapy etc.) if I assess that they are going to be beneficial for my client.

I firmly believe that therapy is a collaborative process between therapist and client and the true catalyst for therapeutic change is the willingness and openness to work together.

Clinical Interest

My clinical interest and expertise is directed towards Anxiety Disorders (e.g. generalised anxiety disorder, social phobias, specific phobias (e.g., agoraphobia and claustrophobia), panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder), Mood Disorders (e.g. Depression, Bipolar disorder etc.), Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders and Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders.

Work Experience
  • Center for Research and Counseling Services (KESY): Psychotherapy - Adults, Couples, Teenagers, Family

  • Agia Skepi’ Therapeutic Community: Psychotherapy - Drug addicts

  • Adult Day Care Center, Morphou (Α.Μ.Ε.Α): Group Therapy Intervention -  Adults with special needs

  • Kykkos Secondary School: Psychotherapy - Adolescents with delinquent behavior

  • Strovolos Municipal Center: Psychotherapy - Adults, Couples, Teenagers, Family

  • Multipurpose Center of Engomi: Elderly support groups

  • ‘Saint Barnabas’ School For The Blind: Group Therapy with Adults with visual impairment and their family members

Qualifications
  • Licensed Counseling Psychologist (License No.: 598)

  • Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (Summa Cum Laude) - University of Nicosia, Cyprus

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Publications in Scientific Journals
  • Manuscript Reviewer (2018): Evolutionary Psychology Journal (SAGE Publishing)

  • Apostolou, M., Matogian, I., Koskeridou, G., Shialos, M., & Georgiadou, P. (2019). The price of singlehood: Assessing the impact of involuntary singlehood on emotions and life satisfaction. Evolutionary Psychological Science. Advance Online Publication

  • Apostolou, M., Shialos, M. & Georgiadou, P. (2019). The emotional cost of poor mating performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 138, 188-192.

  • Shialos, M. (2018) Human Storytelling. In: Shackelford T., Weekes-Shackelford V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham

  • Shialos, M. (2018) Social Play. In: Shackelford T., Weekes-Shackelford V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham

  • Shialos, M. (2018) Team Sport. In: Shackelford T., Weekes-Shackelford V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham

  • Apostolou, M., Shialos, M., Kyrou, E., Demetriou, A., & Papamichael, A. (2018). The challenge of starting and keeping a relationship: Prevalence rates and predictors of poor mating performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 122, 19-28.

  • Apostolou, M., & Shialos, M. (2018). Why men hunt and women gather for recreation? An evolutionary perspective. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 4(1), 8-16.

  • Apostolou, M., Shialos, M., Khalil, M., & Paschali, M. (2017). The evolution of female same-sex attraction: The male choice hypothesis. Personality and Individual Differences, 116, 372-378.