Diana Kayafa

Staff details

Position Part-Time Lecturer MA Art Psychotherapy
Email d.kagiafa (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7171 extension 2618
Diana Kayafa

Diana Kagiafa is an HCPC and BAAT registered Art Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with a Diploma in Integrative Supervision (in progress) and an academic background in psychology. Diana’s clinical expertise lies in Palliative Care while she has worked extensively in adult mental health, mainstream and special needs education.

Office Hours: Tuesday's 9:00-5:00pm 

Academic Qualifications

- Diploma in Integrative Supervision (in progress)
- MA in Art Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Psychology
- BA in Economic studies


- Conducting supervision groups
- Lecturing on Clinical Placement module.

Areas of Supervision

- Group and individual
- Clinical and academic
- Art psychotherapy/ creative therapies/ counselling/ psychotherapy
- Palliative care, bereavement, education and mental health clinical settings.

Recent Publications

Book chapters:

Karkou, V.,Tsiris, G., & Kagiafa, D.(in print). [Education and Professional Recognition of Arts Therapists: European Perspectives]. In Giotis, L. et al. (Eds.) [The Contribution of Arts Psychotherapies in Psychiatric Treatment]. Athens: Vita Publications. (In Greek).

Journal articles: 

Kagiafa, D. (2016) (in print). Book review: Art Therapy with Physical Conditions. ATOL: Art Therapy Online, vol.7, no.1. Available at: http://ojs.gold.ac.uk/index.php/atol

Karkou, V., Tsiris G.& Kagiafa, D. et al. (2016) . The “CATI” team: Experiences and Reflections regarding the Co-action of  Arts Therapists. Approaches, Music Therapy & Special Music Education. [Online]. Special Issue 8 (1) (In Greek).  Available at: http://approaches.gr/athanasiadou-a20160416/

Professional Activities

- Guest Lecturer for a variety of other universities in the UK and abroad

- Registration Assessor for HCPC

- Peer reviewer for the Journal of Body, Movement & Dance in Psychotherapy

- Has a private therapy and clinical supervision practice in South London.

On an international level, Diana has been a founding member and supervisor for the 4ArTS (International Encounters for Arts Therapies Students) which was initially linked with ECArTE (European Consortium for Arts Therapies in Education).  Diana has also helped set up an Art Therapy Association and an Art Therapy training programme in Greece where she taught and supervised students and contributed to the promotion of the profession in the country through conferences, individual talks and collaborations with other arts therapies professionals.


Research Interests

The benefits of art therapy in dementia care

Therapy endings in end of life care.



Brown, Christopher; Catchpole, Kristen; Cavaliero, Annamaria; Kagiafa, Diana; Martyn, Jonathan; Morris, Lesley; Rimmer, Lisa; Rudnik, Susan; Skaife, Sally; Tipple, Robin A.; Velada, Diana and Westwood, Jill. 2015. someunconsciousthings Goldsmiths Art Psychotherapy Exhibition. In: "Freud Museum: Festival of the Unconscious. The Unconscious Revisited", Freud Museum, United Kingdom, 24 June -13 Sept 2015.