Ales Zivkovic, MSc, PTSTA(P), CTA(P)
Ales Zivkovic, MSc (TA Psych), PTSTA(P), CTA(P) is a psychotherapist (UKCP registered), clinical supervisor, and a trainer. Currently, he is also a PhD candidate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, focusing on the treatment of personality disorders and personality pathology using transactional analysis (TA). Ales is also often active as an organisational consultant with predominant focus on culture and group dynamics.
As a psychotherapist, Ales is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). He practices within his private clinical practice in Central London, UK (Marylebone W1G & Mayfair W1K), and is working with individuals and groups. In the past, he worked as a therapist within the UK National Health Service (NHS) counselling service—both within primary and secondary health care.
Ales’ predominant focus is in the areas of personality functioning and identity issues. These issues may be a result 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 TA. He is also passionate about combining TA with other psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approaches.
As a trainer, Ales is a regular co-tutor of the Exam Year (final year) of advanced clinical psychotherapy training programme at The Berne Institute, UK. He regularly presents at national and international conferences and holds international online talks and workshops.
As someone of mixed ethnic and cultural backgrounds, Ales is passionate about cultural identity and social diversity within clinical, organisational, and societal settings. His focus is predominantly on collective and cultural identities and the role of unconscious group and intergroup processes in identity formation.
Ales is also involved as an organisational dynamics consultant and coach, focusing predominantly on the collective processes and their effects in organisational functioning. He also works as a relational process mediator, helping groups, companies, individuals, and families tackle their relational challenges.
Ales is a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst in the field of Psychotherapy—PTSTA(P) and a Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy)—CTA(P). He has an MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy from Middlesex University, London, UK. He 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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