Gina Papanou, Self-Love/Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coach, Author, Educator

I'm Gina Papanou, also known as The Conscious Thriver, and I'm passionate about helping victims of Narcissistic Abuse, Emotional and Psychological Manipulation, Parental Alienation, and C-PTSD heal and thrive from the trauma they've endured and rebuild a life of peace, joy, and prosperity.

Narcissistic Abuse and Codependency devastate the life and well-being of victims. The depth of pain and suffering can only be fully understood by those who have experienced this type of abuse. Otherwise, it is incomprehensible to people who have not been through it. I was raised by a Narcissist parent and had an adult relationship with a Covert Narcissist. I've experienced the damaging effects of Codependency, Parental Alienation, and C-PTSD as a result. I sought professional help for years for depression, which is a symptom of C-PTSD, however, I did not find a healthcare professional who understood my pain or who was knowledgeable enough to help. Narcissists are master manipulators and can easily deceive anyone who doesn't have an intimate understanding of Narcissistic Abuse. Often, unqualified mental health care professionals will only re-traumatize the victim.

Healing from Narcissistic Abuse is possible and it takes time and a commitment to one's well-being. I have removed all toxic relationships from my life and now enjoy a level of freedom and peace of mind I once could only dream of. I have surrounded myself with healthy, loving relationships and people who truly care about my well-being. It's been a process worth undertaking and you can do it too.

I now use my experience and what I've learned to help and support other victims of Narcissistic Abuse, Codependency, and Parental Alienation. If you are enduring Narcissistic Abuse please know you are not alone. You are one of millions around the planet. Getting help and support from someone who understands and has been through what you're going through is an important and necessary step towards your healing,

As you may know, many people aren't even aware they're in a relationship with a Narcissist.
Narcissists or people high on the spectrum of Narcissistic traits are the ultimate wolves in sheep's clothing. Some are overt (loud and insulting), while others are covert (quiet, polite and self-conscious). Yet, all are highly emotionally manipulative and toxic.

If you find yourself struggling with a high anxiety state of mind, or feeling depressed, fearful, doubting yourself, second-guessing your own sense of reality, ruminating, having social anxiety, being highly triggered, having panic attacks, phobias, or being unable to feel present in the moment, then odds are you are or have been in a toxic relationship with a Narcissist.

See my Free pdf, "Am I In A Relationship With A Narcissist Checklist" to learn more.

If you feel you may benefit from Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coaching, please reach out to me. I would be honoured to help you on your healing journey.


Gina Papanou is a warm, kind and empathic coach. Her gentle and supportive approach allows you to dive deep and consider things from a perspective you may not have considered before. Gina has a knack for shining a light on your blind spots whilst allowing you to master your own decisions, putting you back in the driving seat of your life. Highly recommended!

- Nadina M. (United Kingdom)

Gina Papanou is my life coach. In our sessions together, I was able to realize that I am my own expert in my life. She is compassionate, caring and empathic, naturally. Gina's gifts combined with her coaching skills are a Gift to Humanity. For this, I am thankful to her and the Universe for showing me what it is to be me. Thank you, Gina!
- Elle L (United States)

Any information on this website is for educational purposes only and depicts my personal opinions.