About

Currently on maternity leave until Sep 2015.

Anna Křížová – BSc. Counselling & Psychotherapy, Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapeutic Approach

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I offer a humanistic and integrative approach to therapy. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental and respectful environment in which you can gradually open and explore the topics that you bring to therapy; your difficulties, choices, dreams and aspirations.

I offer active listening, understanding, a better insight and orientation in particular issues and support. You will always be in control of what we will be talking about during the session and of how deep we will explore your issues. I will help you to identify and use better your strengths, abilities and resources so you can live a happier and more fulfilling life.

Since the needs of everyone are unique I draw on  different therapeutic concepts most notably the Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Existential and Cognitive Behavioural approaches. This integrative approach allows me to respond sensitively to your individual needs.

Background

After leaving school, I studied law at Charles University in Prague. During the years of my studies and work in the field I gradually realised that this was not my path. I felt drawn to psychology and in particular to psychotherapy and counselling. In 2008 an opportunity presented itself to study psychotherapy and counselling in Ireland and I went on to complete the Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at PCI College in Dublin followed by my BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Middlesex University, London (2013). As part of my studies I completed four years training in humanistic and integrative psychotherapy.

Professional experience:

Counselling and psychotherapy, The Beacon, Prague 2013 – now

Counselling and psychotherapy, Access, Dublin, Ireland November 2012 – April 2013

Counselling and psychotherapy, Rialto Community Drug Team, Dublin, Ireland 2010 – 2013

Assistant in Addiction Services, Health Service Executive, Dublin, Ireland 2006 – 2013

Continual education:

From Fragmentation to Integration – The Aspects of Working with Trauma in the Context of Biosynthesis (2013, Prague)

Neuroscience for Psychotherapists (2011, Dublin)

Creative Art for Personal Awareness (2010, Dublin)

Creative Sandplay Experiential Workshop (2009, Dublin)