Maria Koutsafti, MSc, GCDF, CSP
Founder & Director “VG&EC – Career Associates”
Director “NBCC Greece
With graduate studies in Counseling & Guidance in USA and UK. She is specialized in Career Counselling, Assessment and Career Development. (30 years experience) Since 1991 she is the founder & Director of the career counseling center “Vocational Guidance & Educational Consultants (VG&EC.)”. Since 2010 she is the Director of the National Board for Certified Counselors Greece.
Being a member in various professional associations has actively participated in several projects and research related to her specialty.
She has been founder member of the Greek Counseling Association and paste elected Vise President of the Board Committee. She is member of the board of the Hellenic Society of Counseling and Guidance. She is also member in many professional organizations in Europe (Ιnternational Association for Educational & Vocational Guidance-IAEVG) and in U.S.A (A.C.A.-American Counselling Association, N.C.D.A. National Career Development Association).
She has written the study for the development of the Greek National Institute of Career Guidance. She has also participated in many several European Projects co funded by European. For two years she served as Greek representative of the Ministry of Education for the Leonardo Da Vinci programmes in Brussels. In 2013 she is the Scientific Advisor/Expert for the development of the Career Counselor profile in Greece in cooperation with SEV (Helenic Federation of Enterprises) & EOPPEP (The Greek National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance
She has organized and taught in many seminars.
She has given many lectures and has made many publications of articles in several professional magazines