Experience

I am a fully qualified, BACP registered counsellor, working in my private practice as well as in the voluntary sector.

I have experience in working with people presenting a wide range of concerns, but I hesitate to catalogue these issues here because I believe that diagnostic categories are not always helpful. My focus is on the person who experiences a difficulty regardless of whether they are able or not to put a name to the type of sensitivity, pain or confusion they feel.

My past experiences include working at a number of counselling centres offering counselling for women, general counselling, bereavement service and support for women affected by domestic violence. In addition to my private practice, I still work in the voluntary sector.

How I work

I offer both time-limited and open-ended therapy, depending on the concerns that bring you to counselling. These may vary in nature and intensity and can be experienced as a blockage, loss, conflict or some more elusive trouble.

My approach is informed by various bodies of therapeutic knowledge, all of which emphasise the importance of collaborative work towards achieving greater clarity about your experiences, values and what you are prepared to do to live a more meaningful and satisfying life.

I subscribe to the Ethical Framework of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, a copy of which may be found at http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/ .

Education and Training

– BSc in Reflective Therapeutic Practice (University of Middlesex)

– BA and MA in Social Anthropology (University of Belgrade)

– PhD in Cultural Studies (University of Birmingham)

– Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

– Member of London Therapy Foundation

Supervision and professional development

Many years ago, I myself experienced a time when I felt I needed help in dealing with the challenges life has presented me with, and it was this experience of receiving therapy that motivated me to become a counsellor. My professional education only strengthened my desire to connect to and empathise with other people’s experiences.

I am in regular clinical supervision and committed to my ongoing professional and personal development programmes as part of ensuring a high standard of professional service to all my clients.

Languages

I offer therapy in English, Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian.