I specialise in psychosomatic counselling and women's psychology, particularly issues with self-esteem and relationships. I initially qualified as a doctor and during my university years I traveled around the world studying psychosocial factors in obstetrics - what affects the way women give birth, how they feel about it, how they feel about infertility etc. This developped into a deeper interest in psychology and I proceeded to a degree in psychology, which complemented my counselling and hypnotherapy diploma.

My main interest remained women's psychology because in women psychological stress is often reflected in their health, particularly in gynaecology. I also like the idea that although the classical medicine might fail to cure a disease (such as chronic pelvic pain) but there is always another way how to deal with it - psychotherapy and counselling.

 

Qualifications related to psychology:

  • Dip Hyp CS (Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling) 2012 - 2013

  • Dip PC (Diploma in Psychotherapeutical Counselling) 2013 - 2014

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2011 - 2014

  • Dr. (Doctor of Medicine) specialising in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2004 - 2010

 

Memberships:

as a member of these societies I am bound by their ethical codes and practice rules

  • National Counselling Society (Accredited member)
  • National Hypnotherapy Society
  • General Medical Council (Full registration)

 

Activities related to psychosomatic gynaecology and psychology:

  • chapter on Menstrual disorders in the new book "Biopsychosocial Factors in Obstetrics and Gynaecology" (in print 2017)

  • ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and endocrinology) Review of guidelines "Psychosocial support in patients undergoing fertility treatment" (2014)

  • Invited speaker to the 1st Prenatal psychology conference in the Czech republic (2013)

  • WMF conference (Women in Medicine Federation) Presentation "Prevention of revictimisation" (2012) about female victims of violence

  • ISPOG conference (International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology) Presentation "What should gynaecologists know about sexual violence" and "How does stress of pregnant woman affect the baby" (2010)