Ales Zivkovic MSc (TA Psych) PTSTA(P) CTA(P)
Ales Zivkovic MSc (TA Psych) PTSTA(P) CTA(P) is a psychotherapist (UKCP registered), supervisor, and a trainer. His clinical psychotherapy practice is located in Central London, UK, where he also works as a supervisor and a professional/clinical consultant. Ales also works as a transactional analysis (TA) trainer 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 has an 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 areas of Central London, UK (Marylebone W1G & Mayfair W1K) and North London, UK (Primrose Hill NW1) and works with individuals and groups.
Ales also used to work as a therapist within the UK NHS (National Health Service) counselling service—both within primary and secondary health care.
Ales’ predominant focus—both in his clinical practice, as well as in theory development—has been in the areas of personality functioning and identity issues. These issues may be a consequence of developmental (childhood) trauma, abuse, neglect, or other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). They may manifest themselves in various different ways, depending on the level of severity, and may range from subjective feeling of emptiness, purposelessness, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive traits, difficulties with authority and engaging in relationships, personality disorders, dependency and co-dependency, self-harm or eating disorders.
Whilst in his clinical work, Ales combines different transactional analysis (TA) approaches, in his work with personality functioning, he predominantly falls back on Psychodynamic Expressive TA. He is hence passionate about combining TA with other psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approaches and has also been integrating 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 within clinical, organisational, and societal environments. 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, 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 and holds international online talks and workshops. 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).
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