Psychotherapeutic

Counselling

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Counselling can help you

Psychodynamic counselling works to reduce and remove psychological and emotional issues.

There are many different types of counselling therapy. The choice can be somewhat overwhelming. Psychodynamic counselling has been used since 1950 and is a proven and effective way of helping people overcome their difficulties.

I have always had a strong interest for the different types of therapy that are available and after some considerable research concluded that psychodynamic counselling offered a comprehensive process for people in need of therapy.

Psychodynamic therapy

Psychodynamic therapy focuses on ones more immediate problems. It is more practically based and focuses on unconscious thought processes which manifest in client’s behaviour. The approach aims to increase client’s self-awareness and understanding of how past experience has influenced present thoughts, feelings and behaviours, by exploring their unconscious patterns. Clients are encouraged to explore unresolved issues and conflicts and to talk about important people and relationships in their life.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

My work also includes cognitive behavioural therapy.
CBT involves changing the way you think (cognitive) and how you respond to these thoughts (behaviour). CBT is useful and effective for many psychological issues, including depression and anxiety. CBT focuses more on the present and breaks issues into smaller parts to make them easier to deal with. CBT is practical therapy which is likely to work best treating a specific issue as it focuses on particular problems and how to overcome them.

About

My name is Marija

I am a bilingual fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor with a Master’s degree in psychotherapeutic counselling from University of Reading, United Kingdom. The degree was accredited by BACP, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have over seven years of experience with individual adults counselling, resolving a huge number of psychological problems. I also hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence Based Psychological Treatment in CBT from University of Reading.

I had my own practice in the United Kingdom and prior to this worked in a counselling centre in the NHS. I was also a counsellor at the counselling centre within the University of Reading. During all these years, I have gained valuable experience of working with adults from diverse background and cultures. I frequently keep updated by reading current psychotherapy literature and attending various psychotherapy seminars and workshops.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP.

Services

Counselling for individuals

I offer face to face counselling for individuals wishing to make sense of themselves and/or their life. I work with clients in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental relationship. Within this counselling relationship the client and therapist can achieve an understanding and insight into many personal issues.

I can help you deal with personal issues such as:

Pricing

Therapy in Slovenian or English

The initial assessment (50min): 60 EUR.

Individual therapy session (50min): 60 EUR.

Online therapy – Skype (50min): 60 EUR

I work with non-cash payment only.

Online therapy requires advance payment (session invoice is sent to your email address).

*Please note that there is a 48-hour cancellation policy – a session can be cancelled no later than 48 hours prior to the session. Otherwise, a cancellation fee applies. *

Testimonials

Clients say...

Dear Marija, Thank you for helping and supporting me on my journey. It would have been so much harder without your therapeutic help. It remains a rocky road but I hope I can continue to move forward positively. Thank you so much.
Nick

FAQ

Clients often ask...

This information is designed to address some of the questions which you may have about counselling in general. Clients have a further opportunity to ask questions at the assessment interview.

Psychotherapeutic counselling is a form of psychological help based on active listening and
engaging of the therapist. Client is encouraged and supported in finding his/her own solutions. It may be concerned with developmental psychological issues, addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, coping with a crisis, developing personal insight and knowledge, working through difficult feelings and improving relationships with others.

This is a non-obligatory session of informative nature, whereby client presents the issue he/she would like to address in therapy and the therapist introduces the way of working.  In the event that the client and the therapist think they could work together, further sessions can then be arranged. At the beginning of the therapy, a therapeutic agreement is also signed.

Psychotherapeutic counselling is suitable for all kinds of people, men and women of all ages and at every stage of life. Clients may start counselling because of a particular issue or perhaps a general feeling of unhappiness or unease which persists, and they want to improve their quality of life.

For the therapeutic process to be successful, client needs to make a voluntary decision to start the therapy. He needs to actively participate in the therapy and regularly attend his sessions.

Often just the opportunity to have the time and space to talk to someone will really listen to you, without judging you or rushing in to give you advice, can be helpful. As the work progresses, the counsellor and client work together to try to make sense of things in a way which is meaningful and helpful to the client, leading them feeling differently about themselves and their life.

Therapy sessions are 50 minutes long and are held weekly at the same time.

Duration of therapy depends on the issues that a client and therapist decide to work on.  Often people come to counselling for a set of 12-14 sessions, sometimes more, depending on the presenting issues. Often, clients come for several months to work on deeper, more long-term issues. This is all discussed and agreed at the assessment interview, although often client and therapist may decide to alter this. Therapeutic process is always adjusted to client’s needs and can therefore be longer or shorter.

Yes, absolutely. Everything that is discussed in therapy is confidential. I work to the SKZP (Slovenska Krovna Zveza za Psihoterapijo) ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.

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