About me


My name is Charis (pronounced like “Hárris”). I was born and raised in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, as a Greek-speaking Cypriot.

Professionally, I work as a Counseling Psychologist, a Trainer and Learning Designer. This means that when I am busy, I am either helping others cope with their personal concerns… or delivering training events to youth, adults and other professionals…. or developing experiential educational programs…. or a combination of these!

In my free time, I like to explore Cyprus and the rest of the world, with an open-minded and exploratory attitude.

Personally, I believe in the peaceful reunification of Cyprus and in the acknowledgment of how the two main communities of the island (Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots) have wronged each other historically…an issue that remains unresolved both politically and emotionally.

As a social scientist/educator and a world citizen, I endorse the principles of Education for Peace and Non-Violence (http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0016/001607/160787e.pdf) and the efforts of the “Unite Cyprus Now” grassroots initiative (https://unitecyprusnow.org/) to achieve sustainable and peaceful coexistence for all persons living on the island.

As co-initiator of the grassroots initiative Conversation Cafe Cyprus (https://www.facebook.com/ConversationCafeCyprus), I facilitate meaningful dialogues on topics that matter, between people representing the multiple communities of the island and the world.

Disclaimer: As I already mention in the WELCOME page of this blog, You’ve Got Cyprus! represents my personal views of the island. All the photos you see on the blog are images that I have captured (except otherwise noted, like the one below, taken by a friend while admiring the blossomed cherry trees around Kampos village in the Pafos Forest during spring time).