My work aims at helping individuals to liberate themselves from old patterns and inhibitions, and make room for new ways of thinking, feeling, and relating to self, others, and life in general.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a process of exploring different aspects of oneself as a unique individual and one’s life as a whole. This includes your distinct history and development and an attempt to better understand how that might have influenced your present way of being and living. We jointly explore both what you are currently experiencing, such as a specific symptom, and possible meaning(s) under the surface of this experience. The aim of such exploration is to help you to liberate yourself from old patterns and inhibitions, and make room for new ways of thinking, feeling, and relating to oneself, others, and life in general.
The therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist is a cornerstone of any therapy, fostering the effectiveness of treatment and its positive outcomes. That is why I try to adapt my approach to the uniqueness of each individual, seeing every clinical encounter as a dialogue, a mutual process of exploration and learning.
I provide psychotherapy to individuals experiencing a variety of different symptoms or difficulties, including going through major life transitions, existential problems including death anxiety, problems of freedom and search for meaning, relationship issues, the experience of trauma, depression, worrying and anxiety, stress and burnout. I work with(in) the LGBTQIA+ community, among mentioned difficulties, addressing specific questions and exploration of sexuality and gender identity.
Qualifications and experience
2021 - today - Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 4-year postgraduate training; Slovenian Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (SDPP); European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (EFPP).
2019 - Master of Psychology with a clinical focus (MA); International Psychoanalytic University Berlin, Germany.
2017 - Bachelor of Psychology (BA); Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia.
2022 - today - Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (in training); Private practice in Ljubljana and Celje, Slovenia & online.
2022 - today - Psychologist, psychological counselling; POSVET - Centre for Psychological Counselling, Celje and Mozirje, Slovenia.
2022 - 2023 - Telephone counsellor for children and adolescents; Slovenian Association of Friends of Youth (ZPMS), Slovenia.
2019 - today - Community Coordinator & Therapy Consultant; It’s Complicated, Mittelweg 50 Berlin GmbH, Berlin, Germany
2019 - 2023 - Community Coordinator for a psychotherapy community; Praxis Mittelweg 50, Berlin, Germany
2018 - Psychological Clinical Placement; Psychiatric Hospital Priory Group Hospital Woking, Surrey, UK
2016 - Voluntary work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Društvo Sožitje Celje, Slovenia.
2016 - 2017 - Psychological Clinical Placement; Paediatric Ward, General Hospital Celje, Slovenia.