Counseling in Greece


concerning this article should be addressed to Maria Malikiosi-Loizos, Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Athens, 13a Navarinou Street, 10680 Athens, Greece (e-mail:


There is rapid growth in Greece's professional and research activity in counseling, despite the lack of a clear professional identity for the field. It is hoped this will be overcome through the newly started graduate programs. Opportunities, objectives, and strategies for counseling's advancement should be directed toward close and essential collaboration at a European and at an international level, which will blend elements of original and host cultures with academic knowledge and professional counseling experience.