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Dr Pavlos Filippopoulos

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology

Contact Information


Visit Pavlos Filippopoulos

D438, Rhind Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Prior to joining the Department of Psychology at City University London in 2011, Dr Filippopoulos was Course Leader of the Practitioner Psychology Doctorate, Counselling Psychology Research Coordinator, Founding Member of the S.P.C.P. Research Centre and Senate member at Regents University London.

He is a Chartered Psychologist (B.P.S.), Registered Practitioner Psychologist (H.C.P.C.), and Registered Psychotherapist (U.K.C.P.). He is also a Registered Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor (R.A.P.P.S.), Registered Coaching Psychologist (S.G.C.P.), and a Chartered Scientist with the Science Council. He is Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is also an Accredited Mediator (UK Law Society/ Bar Council). He has trained in Team Teach, Clinical Hypnosis, C.B.T. Person Centered Approach, Psychodynamic Approach, I.P.T. (The Tavistock and Portman, NHS) and studied Clinical Neuropsychiatry (Queen's Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham University).

Media work, public communication of science

Dr Filippopoulos has been involved in communicating current understanding and research findings within the field of psychology to the general public, via radio and television and the press. He has also been offering psychological consultancy in a variety of topics within psychology and psychotherapy.

Other outreach activities

Dr Filippopoulos has played an active role in providing accessible accounts of psychological research both for the lay public and for other professional groups via public meetings. Contributions include invited public addresses at:
•Police Academy with Dr Maria Luca, Cyprus
•Kirklees, LEA, Senior Autistic Provision,U.K.
•Newcastle Under Lyme College, U.K.
•SEA Forum, University of London, U.K.


- Full Award for Achievement in Education (2003) Kirklees, LEA: ABA and Education Plan by Pavlos Filippopoulos.
- PhD scholarship (2005) Keele University.
- Award for achievement in supporting Counselling Services (2008) Mid Staffs Mind.
- Award for Staff Success (2009) Staffordshire University.

Professional activities

- Chair of the Society for Existential Analysis.
- External Moderator for Nottingham Trent University.
- External Advisor for Wolverhampton University, DPsych Counselling Psychology.
- Psychological Consultant at Therapedia, London, UK.
- Reviewer for the European Journal of Counselling Psychology.
- Reviewer for the SPCP Journal.


- Health Care Professions Council (Registered)
- British Psychological Society (Chartered)
- Division of Counselling Psychology B.P.S. (General member)
- Division of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology B.P.S. (Full member)
- United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (Registered)
- Society of Existential Analysis (Registered)
- The Science Council (Chartered Scientist)
- Special Group for Coaching Psychology (Registered)
- Applied Psychology Supervisors B.P.S. (Registered)


Dr Filippopoulos has experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and has experience as a Primary Investigator, Supervisor and Examiner in both. He has worked with a variety of software for both quantitative and qualitative analysis as well as computer modeling of human behaviour.

Research interests

•Time perception
•Neuroscience, neuropsychology and therapy
•Evidence-based practice
•Existential therapy
•Community psychology
•Research methodology

PhD and DPsych research supervision

Dr Filippopoulos currently has two PhD students working with him on Borderline Personality Disorder and Clinical Psychology and has eight DPsych students working with him on bereavement, cross-cultural issues, time perspectives and addiction, religion transitions, self harm, CBT and Existential integration, Eating Disorders and DBT.


Journal articles (6)

  1. Davies, S. and Filippopoulos, P. (2015). Changes in Psychological Time Perspective During Residential Addiction Treatment: A Mixed-Methods Study. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, 10(3), pp. 249–270. doi:10.1080/1556035X.2015.1066728.
  2. Al-Hatmi, H. and Filippopoulos, P. (2015). The relationship between time perception and emotional interference on autobiographical memories. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 17(3), pp. 609–616.
  3. Luca, M. and Filippopoulos, P. (2014). Motivational and Adaptation Experiences of Returnees and Migrants to Cyprus: A Grounded Theory Study with Counselling Psychology Application and Practice Implications in Europe. The European Journal of Counselling Psychology, 3(1), pp. 20–41. doi:10.5964/ejcop.v3i1.18.
  4. Filippopoulos, P.C., Hallworth, P., Lee, S. and Wearden, J.H. (2013). Interference between auditory and visual duration judgements suggests a common code for time. Psychological Research, 77(6), pp. 708–715. doi:10.1007/s00426-012-0464-6.
  5. Filippopoulos, P.C., Hallworth, P., Lee, S. and Wearden, J.H. (2013). Interference between auditory and visual duration judgements suggests a common code for time. Psychol Res, 77(6), pp. 708–715. doi:10.1007/s00426-012-0464-6.
  6. Filippopoulos, P. (2009). Counselling Psychology training in the United Kingdom for Greek
    students who completed their undergraduate training in Greece:
    themes when comparing the two different organisational settings.
    The European Journal of Counselling Psychology, 1(2).