About

About me

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I became attracted to psychotherapy (which literally means “healing of the soul”) because of its potential to transform a person’s life. I spent over 10 years training in different psychotherapeutic approaches and I continue engaging in professional development, personal work and clinical supervision on an on-going basis. My professional experience has convinced me that careful tending to people in a therapeutic environment and on-going commitment to their well-being enable people not just to recover from disruptions in their psychological development or from traumatic experiences but to live up to their potential. I find it extraordinarily rewarding and a great privilege to be there in therapy, both as a process and a relationship that enables healing and vital living.

Qualifications

  • Master of Applied Psychotherapy (University of Technology, Sydney)
  • Graduate of Psychodynamic Therapy Training (Australia New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy)
  • Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy (Illawarra Gestalt Centre)
  • Graduate Diploma in Individual Psychotherapy & Relational Therapy (Jansen Newman Institute of Psychotherapy & Counselling)
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (University of Technology, Sydney)
  • Ph.D. in Linguistics (Odessa University, Ukraine)
  • BA in Education majoring in teaching languages (Moscow Linguistic University)

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Professional affiliations

  • Clinical Registrant of Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA, Reg. No.22195)
  • Clinical Member of Gestalt Australia and New Zealand (GANZ)
  • Member of Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy (ANZAP)
  • Member of The College of Psychotherapy

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