Psychotherapy is a journey of self-exploration and reflection and it leads to a greater understanding and awareness of who we are. Through this process we explore our purpose and meaning and become more conscious of our patterns of behaviour, our emotional make-up and our sense of Self which leads to a greater sense of self-awareness. Both the client and the psychotherapist are actively engaged in shaping these processes.
Katarina has a holistic approach to her therapeutic work, integrating several different approaches to meet the specific needs of her clients. Her work is influenced by Integrative Psychosynthesis (with emphasis on the Jungian approach), Transpersonal Psychotherapy, and Body-Psychotherapy. She also frequently uses creativity, movement, mindfulness and creative imagination in her therapeutic work.
What is Integrative Psychosynthesis?
Integrative Psychosynthesis aims to bring together different approaches such as Jungian, Humanistic, Archetypal, Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Developmental psychologies and integrate them into the holding framework of Psychosynthesis.
“This integration offers tremendous flexibility and creativity: we can use the lens of Psychodynamic therapy when working with a client’s (past) unconscious issues of primal wounding; the lens of Humanistic Psychology i.e. Gestalt and Person-Centred for a client’s (present) issues; the lens of the Jungian or Archetypal for a client’s (future) questions of ‘What is being called for here?’ or ‘What does the soul need in the face of life challenges?” Re-Vision
These different approaches are brought together to complement and add meaning to one another when viewed through the lens of Psychosynthesis. Classical Psychosynthesis is an approach to psychology developed by Roberto Assagioli, MD. It is sometimes described as “psychology of the soul” as it aims to “synthesise” a higher, spiritual level of consciousness with the level at which thoughts and emotions are experienced.
What is Transpersonal Psychotherapy?
Transpersonal psychotherapy is any form of psychotherapy which places emphasis on the transpersonal or spiritual aspects of the human experience.
As in psychosynthesis, the ultimate goal of transpersonal psychotherapy is not merely the alleviation of suffering, but the integration of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the client’s well-being. A life-crisis is seen as an opportunity for a personal break-through and growth and ultimately the achievement of self-actualisation. It includes the exploration and focus of the client’s potential, and the development of inner resources and creativity. UKCP
What is Body Psychotherapy?
Body Psychotherapy is a holistic therapeutic approach which address all levels of client’s being: body, emotion, mind and spirit. It recognises that many psychological problems have immediate correlations in the body: anxiety and panic attacks, overwhelming feelings, trauma, addiction, etc.
“Body Psychotherapy understands all emotional and mental problems in the context of the body/mind as a whole system. For recurring problems to be resolved, mental insight often is not enough – something needs to happen that affects all levels of our being. Body Psychotherapists, therefore, pay a lot of attention to the connections (or disconnections) between feeling and thinking, between physical sensations and images, between spontaneous impulses and patterns of relating. Psychotherapy should be a space in which you can be and become who you really are. For that to come about ALL of your body/mind needs to be involved.” CABP