UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
License/registration No. 2011172780
MSc Family and Couple Psychotherpy
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) , Couples / Marital, Culturally Sensitive, Family , Group , Integrative, Multicultural, Narrative, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Relational, Solution Focused , Systemic
Tanja is a UKCP Qualified Couple and Family Psychotherapist. She is one of 144 British Psychotherapists that hold the most prestigious award in the field, ECP Award (European Certificate of Psychotherapy). Tanja holds a Bed. in Psychology with Teaching and used to teach pupils of a primary school age range 7-14 years. She has held a teaching position for 11 years and works very well with children with different presentations and their parents.
Tanja acquired further training in Transactional Analysis to expand her knowledge and skills to offer her clients that are not couples and families a different approach, to best suit their treatment and requirements.
Additionally, she has trained for 2 years in Psychodrama, so her approach to psychotherapeutic work is integrative. Tanja has spent her time working in both a clinical setting “Institute of Mental Health”, and in the Private Practice sector, therefore has a wealth of knowledge in evidence-based work. Apart from children, and individual clients with a variety of presentations, she enjoys working with couples the most. Her expertise in Family Therapy is second to none.
Tanja can see clients with a wide range of psychotherapeutic needs. When referring to the wide range of mental health issues and the clients she has dealt with they can be differentiated into three groups. Some were classified as belonging to the Neurotic spectrum (mild Depression, Anxiety, Addictions), some belonged to the Psychosis in remission sector (Affective Bipolar, Schizophrenia) and some had different personality disorders and syndromes (Borderline, Narcissistic, Body Dysmorphic Syndrome), all of which received either psychotherapeutic only or combined treatments (medication and psychotherapeutic work). The central topics that Tanja has explored with her clients are: low confidence, low self-esteem, bereavement, post-divorce sadness, mood swings, sibling position, attachment theory and more. A significant proportion of her clients belong to the LGBTQ population.
Tanja has a contract with “TV Happy”, a main stream national television programme in Serbia. She has two 30 minutes slots on the morning channel as well as a 2 hour and 15 minutes slot in the afternoon which allows her to have a progressive approach to psychotherapy, refining her communication skills and understanding further.
Tanja is very warm, empathic, charismatic and open. She likes to incorporate a humorous approach as and when appropriate. She is valiant when addressing disparate topics and open to discuss a psychotherapeutic process and relationship with her clients. When beneficial for her clients she is very open to sharing personal content and she always adopts a neutral position, especially when working with couples and families. Tanja enjoys working co-therapeutically with colleagues and has a very positive outlook when receiving comments and guidance from her supervisor to further amplify her expertise.
Tanja prides herself in being able to provide a safe, secure and pleasant working relationship
and environment, where non-judgemental and non-labelling conditions, allow her to explore
any given presentation with her clients to achieve a positive change.
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, English
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Expired on 21/07/2020
ADHD/ADD , Anger management, Academic Underachievement, Addiction, Alcohol, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Behaviour/Conduct, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic disorder, Borderline Personality (BPD), Child or Adolescent, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Dementia, Depression, Dissociation, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Drug Use, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief, Infertility, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Jealousy, Low self Esteem, Marital and Premarital, Medication Management, Men's Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Parenting, Panic attacks, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Psychosomatic Symptoms, Racial Identity, Relationship Break Up, Relationship Issues, Seasonal affective Disorder, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sex Therapy, Sexual Addiction, Sexual dysfunction: Premature Ejaculation, Sexual dysfunction: Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual dysfunction: Vaginismus, Sexuality: Bisexual Issues, Sexuality: Gay Issues, Sexuality: Lesbian Issues, Sexuality: Transgender Identity, Social anxiety, Sleep or Insomnia, Stress, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Testing and Evaluation, Video Game Addiction, Women's Issues, Geriatric/Elder Issues, LGBTQ Issues, Mania, Marital/Domestic Issues, Opiate Use/Addiction, Panic, Pain management, Phobia, Psychosis, PTSD and Trauma, Schizophrenia, Smoking, Suicidal/Self Harm Thoughts, Teen Anger/Conduct Issues, Weight, Worry (Generalised Anxiety Disorder - GAD)