The Professional Center of Play Therapy and Dramatherapy was established as an Association in 1992. Ten years later it became an Ltd company and was renamed “Hellenic Institute of Play Therapy and Dramatherapy, Athyrma” in 2003.


The activities of the Institute include:

  • Individual, personal and group Psychotherapy using the non-directive client centered Play Therapy – Dramatherapy and the Systemic – Family approach.
  • Qualified Professional Training Courses in Play Therapy and Drama therapy (accredited by the Hellenic National Association for Psychotherapists as well as the European Association for Psychotherapists)
  • Training Seminars for professionals on the Developmental and Educational Play.
  • Individual and group supervision for professionals.
  • Theatrical workshops for children, adolescents and adults
  • Open lectures on subjects related to mental health

The professional Committee of the Institute:

Antonopoulou- Stefany Yota, BSc

Counseling, Play Therapist.Founding member, board member and rapporteur postgraduate seminars in Greek Institute of Play Therapy and Drama therapy «The Athirma». Coordinator to treatment groups Drama and Play Therapists. Supervisor Drama therapists – Play therapists. Full member of the British Professional Association Play therapists (B.A.P.T.) and the National Association of Professional Drama therapists – Play therapists and certified member of the European Union Psychotherapists (E. A.R.)

Vagiakakos Petros, BSc

Play Therapist – Tutor. Founding member, director and lecturer postgraduate seminars at Greek Institute of Play Therapy and Drama therapy «The Athirma». Coordinator to Play therapy groups. Supervisor of Drama therapists – Play therapists. He works as a private therapist. Full member of the National Association of Professional Drama therapists – Play therapists.

Dimitriou Voula, BSc

Psychotherapist – Family Counsellor, founding member, board member and rapporteur postgraduate seminars in Greek Institute of Play Therapy and Drama therapy «The Athirma». Coordinator to treatment groups. Supervisor of Drama therapists. Specialised in Systemic Therapy at the Athenian Institute of Human. He works as a private consultant and family therapist, also working with the municipality of Vari and is a research associate of the Group Xinis.

Zerva-Spanou Vicky, BSc, M.A.

Psychotherapist – Sociologist, Master of Arts in Play therapy University in Surrey, England. Founding member, board member and rapporteur postgraduate seminars in Greek Institute of Play Therapy and Drama therapy «The Athirma». Coordinator to treatment groups Drama and Play Therapy. Supervisor of Drama therapists – Play therapists. External collaborator at the Democritus University of Thrace in the integration program minorities in education. Full Member of the Professional Association of British Play therapists (V.A.R.T.) and the National Association of Professional Drama therapists – Play therapists and certified member of the European Union Psychotherapists (E. A. R.).