Achilleas is a child psychologist and theatrical play therapist.
He studied psychology at the University of Toulouse in France, and in parallel, attended theatrical clown seminars with Nicole Garreta and Juliette Jamois.
He has worked as a child psychologist in schools and in various institutions (daycare centres, institutions for people with disabilities) in Toulouse, where he was particularly engaged in with the therapeutic use of the clown character.
In 2016, he co-created the play “Neurotypiks” with the aim of raising public awareness about neurological disorders; a play which was performed at various institutions in Toulouse.
Since 2019, he has been participating in “Angels of Joy” programmes as an animator at Child Protection Institutions and Children’s Hospitals. Since 2020 he is the Coordinator of the Digital Programs and he is in charge of the “Angel Clown” Program.
Η ομιλία του Αχιλλέα Γαβριηλίδη για το πρόγραμμα care clowning στο TedxLarissa το 2022