Portret-Ana

As a psychologist, psychotherapist and supervisor, I am passionate about all topics that touch on how we are. I’m enthusiastic about expanding our capacities of understanding ourselves and others, about healthy communication and achieving to reach and lead a peaceful, balanced and fulfilling life.

I am very attentive to how we make meaning of the world around us and our lives and the repercussions these narratives have for our day-to-day functioning.

I am currently based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Originally from Slovenia, I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology (2003) at University of Ljubljana and continued my graduate work in integrative psychotherapy (2013) and supervision (2020) at IPSA, the Institute for integrative psychotherapy and counselling, Ljubljana, and European Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies EUROCPS.

My therapeutic training compiles an integrative approach to working with individuals and groups, including mindfulness and compassion based integrative psychotherapy (MCIP), humanistic psychology and psychodynamic thinking. My predominant style of work is informed by attachment theory, polyvagal perspective, self-psychology and trauma theory.

I practice a results-based, humanistic, mindful, compassionate, collaborative and integrative approach with respect for each person’s unique story, background, values and goals.

Past 17 years of living abroad has broadened my horizons and enriched me in many ways. This experience increased the range of my knowledge about people and different cultures. Working with a wide array of clients, coming from all parts of the world, I developed specific multicultural competences and expanded my abilities to garner positive clinical outcomes in cross-cultural psychotherapy processes. In my practice, this helps me deepen my understanding of my clients and their struggles with cultural issues, racism, and other related experiences. 

And last, but not at all the least, I’m proud to say that I am knowledgeable and sympathetic to LGBTQ issues. My approach embraces a compassionate and positive view of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer identities and relationships and addresses the negative impacts that homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism have on the everyday lives of LGBTQ clients.

Some additional facts about me:

I love being with my family. I am married and a mother of two children. Having spent so much time creating nests not in my home country, the phrase “home is where the heart is” has a deeper meaning for me – my family is my foundation of warmth, love, and acceptance.

I’m a bookworm. I spend a lot of time reading and studying. Currently, there’s some Damon Galgut and Patricia Lockwood by my bedside.  

I adore museums. Specifically, art, history, and archaeology museums.

I am a coffee and tea lover. Wherever I am, I have my favorite spot for tea and a coffee shop that I visit regularly.

Before becoming a full-time psychotherapist, I worked in different government and corporate jobs for 9 years. 

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