Claudia Salmanis

“As well as engaging in helping patients to become free of drugs and alcohol, I enjoy practising counselling skills, DBT, and other specialised therapies here at Castle Craig.”

Claudia is one of our addiction therapists delivering group therapy, one-to-one therapy, and family therapy as well as all the other addiction interventions.

She has 8yrs’ experience working for the City of Edinburgh Council in mental health services and began working in a residential setting in April 2022.

Claudia is a Graduated Member of the British Psychological Society (2022), studied for an Honours Degree in Psychology at Queen Margaret University, and also graduated with a Diploma in Social Work at Edinburgh College.

She graduated with an Honours degree in Geography and Teaching at Bucharest University (1997), and between 1999-2009 she was involved in volunteering for a charity organisation in Romania, which focused on supporting children and adolescents in their education. Through professional and personal development, she gained experience in developing ways to work with cognitive impairment, depression, trauma, stress, bereavement, and anxiety disorders.

Her psychology dissertation consisted of an empirical investigation into the perception of intentions and their mechanism for social understanding (connecting with other minds).