Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Nadezhda (Nadia) started her education in Sofia University where she completed a BA in Social Work. After she moved to Ireland, Nadia completed an MPhil in Psychoanalytic Studies from Trinity College and a first class honours MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from Independent Colleges Dublin.
Since then Nadia has presented a number of papers at various congresses and study groups in Ireland and abroad. Currently she is co-editing a book on the seminars of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan.
Nadia is fully accredited with I.C.P. (Irish Council for Psychotherapy) and A.P.P.I. (Association for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Ireland) and is a Registered Practitioner. She is also a member of A.P.P.I’s Scientific Committee.
Nadia works in English and Bulgarian.
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Nadia works with people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives over an extensive period of time or during crises. She offers a non-judgmental, confidential and safe space where one will be listened to, encouraged and supported. Such difficulties may manifest themselves in symptoms such as:
anxiety, depression, trauma, work problems, relationship difficulties, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, body pains without a medical cause to name just a few.
Psychoanalytic therapy allows a better understanding of one’s motivations and the causes of one’s suffering. On this basis informed choices can be made and a different positioning to one’s symptoms or suffering can occur.
Psychotherapy Experience and Areas of Interest
Nadia’s training and theoretical background is rooted in the psychoanalytical tradition. The psychoanalytic method does not apply ready-made models to the treatment. Instead Nadia will listen for the particularity of each person. She started her career in 2011 and has worked in both Irish institutions and in her own private practice. In St. Vincent’s Hospital she worked primarily with people experiencing anxiety, depression and suicidal impulses. Nadia also has extensive experience working with internationals and the difficulties they face coming to a new and unfamiliar country and culture.