What does it mean "Počúvajme"?

The Slovak word "Počúvajme" can be translated as "Let's listen". People usually seek help, when they start struggling with floods of their emotions. Sometimes, they can trace them to be a reaction to other people or the situation they are in, and sometimes, they have no clue as to where they came from. I believe, that emotions can be understood as a compass, which we were given, to see if our journey is taking us to our chosen destination. This compass tells us, that maybe, we have lost something on our way (sadness), or there might be a danger ahead (anxiety) or it may be alerting us to spot an injustice (anger). When we learn to listen, what our emotions are trying to tell us we may find out, that we don't have to be afraid of them and we can start responding rather than reacting. And maybe ... once we start listening we may be able to respond better also to our children and our close ones.

Mental Health Counselling

Mária Tiňová, ClinPsyD.

Clinical psychologist

I studied psychology at  the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK.

  • 2004 - 2007 BSc

  • 2010 - 2011 Postgradual Diploma in Cognitive - Behavioural Therapy (while working in UK, I had been accredited by British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy - BABCP)

  • 2012 - 2015 Clinical Psychology Doctorate (ClinPsyD)

Before I entered the doctoral studies, I worked as a high intensity IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies) therapist using Cognitive - behavioural Therapy approach in Primary care NHS.

As part of my clinical doctorate study I worked under close supervision at least 6 months at each of these NHS mental health teams:  

  • learning disabilities,

  • adults secondary care, 

  • child and adolescent's service, 

  • brain injuries, 

  • older adults services. 

 
 
 

My inspiration

My practice is mainly inspired by three people, whose workshops I had the privilege to attend:

 

What to expect

Introductory interview - 20 minutes for free

If you are uncertain whether to undertake this kind of service and whether you would like my approach, I am offering you 20 minutes long free telephone interview. You can briefly explain your problem and ask me questions about our possible sessions.

 

First session

The first session usually takes about 90 minutes, which gives us enough time to start knowing each other. I will ask you detailed questions about the reasons why you decided to seek support as well as some personal information. Depending on the nature of your difficulties, I will introduce you the available options. We will discuss your needs and goals of our sessions. I will try to explain pros and cons of different approaches. Based on your preferences, we will agree the number and frequency of the sessions. 

 

Duration and frequency of sessions

Our sessions usually last 50 mins to 1 hour. Based on our mutual agreement, we meet once weekly or fortnightly. Regularity of the sessions helps clients to feel their positive effect. I therefore always advise my clients to pre-book the times in their diary.

 

Services

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Individual sessions
Lectures and courses
Foster families

www.padesky.com

Christine Padesky,

is a great teacher of Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT). She is also a close  co-worker of Aaron Beck, the founder of CBT. 

Paul Gilbert,

founder of Compassionate Mind approach. This approach gives us better understanding of emotional systems in our body and can teach us techniques to increase our capacity for compassion.

Bryan Post

teaches how to understand early trauma. He used that understanding to design a new and effective approach to parenting of difficult children and children in foster and adoptive families. 

 
 

Phone

00421 940 803 295

Where to find me

e mail

You can post your message also here:

Usually I see my clients in in a room which is a  part of the parish center at the 

 

Church of the Holy Spirit, Dubravka,

Schneidra Trnavského street

Bratislava

 

(bus / tram stop "Alexyho", walk to the glass door facing the main road and ring the bell "Poradna - pocuvajme")