Ales Zivkovic MSc PTSTA(P) CTA(P)
Ales Zivkovic MSc PTSTA(P) CTA(P) is a Psychotherapist (UKCP registered), Supervisor, and a Trainer. His clinical practice is located in London, UK, where he also works as a supervisor and a professional consultant. Ales also works as a Transactional Analysis (TA) trainer, teacher and an organisational consultant.
He is a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst in the field of Psychotherapy—PTSTA(P) and a Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy)—CTA(P). He also holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy from Middlesex University, London, UK.
As a psychotherapist, Ales is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). He practices within his private clinical practice in the area of Primrose Hill (North London, UK), working with individuals and groups. He also has experience of working as a therapist within the UK NHS (National Health Service) counselling service—both within primary and secondary health care.
In his clinical practice, as well as in theory development work, Ales has been extensively focusing on areas such as developmental (childhood) trauma, abuse, and subsequent identity issues, impairments of the sense of self, traits of personality disorders, and re-enactments. He also has extensive experience working with eating disorders (including binge-eating disorder), issues of obsessive-compulsive character, and existential issues.
Ales is passionate about combining Transactional Analysis (TA) approaches with various psychoanalytic concepts—predominantly from object relations and self-psychology theories. He has been integrating concepts of Expressive Psychotherapy and Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) into his clinical practice, supervision, and theory development.
As someone of mixed national and cultural backgrounds, Ales is also passionate about cultural identity and social diversity, which he has been working with in clinical, as well as organisational settings. He has also been involved in theory development in the area of cultural identities and the role of unconscious group and intergroup processes in identity formation.
As a trainer and teacher, Ales is a regular co-tutor for the Exam Year (final year) of advanced clinical psychotherapy training programme at The Berne Institute, UK. He also regularly presents his theory development at national and international conferences.
Ales is a member of various professional organisations, including UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy), ITAA (International Transactional Analysis Association), UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) and EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis).