About me & work approach
I was born and grew up in Bulgaria. At the age of 19 I moved to the Netherlands to pursue my further education.
I hold a Bachelor's and two Master's degrees in Clinical and Organizational Psychology from the University of Groningen and the University of Utrecht. I work as a therapist with Dutch and international clients for more than three years already.
During my education I have completed workshops and courses in the field of couple’s therapy, family systems therapy, family constellations, and psychodrama. In my work with clients, I use elements of the existential psychotherapy, Gestalt therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), systemic therapy and mindfulness.
My approach is client-centered aiming at empowering the client to achieve greater independence in life which will not only help them manage their current issues but will also assist them in coping with problems in the future. My approach is also highly influenced by the Buddhist teachings that I have been practicing my whole life. With the method of meditation one can train the mind to not be carried away by thoughts or emotions but simply become aware of them. When this habit is adopted one will start noticing many improvements in their life such as better relationships with others, improved regulation of emotions and faster recovery from them if one happens to engage in those emotions.
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My therapeutic philosophy is also highly influenced by the works of psychotherapists like Irvin D. Yalom, Sigmund Freud, Viktor FrankI, Virginia Satir, Bert Hellinger. My approach to clients is holistic, meaning that I pay close attention to the social, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of their life.