How I work

When we deny our stories, they define us.
When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending.

Brene Brown

Like Irvin D. Yalom, who somewhere describes the relationship between the therapist and the client as a bond of two “fellow travellers”, I also regard their relationship as an alliance between two people who set out to explore the client’s inside and outside world, and at the same time, they are exploring the space between the therapist and the client itself.

I believe that each and everyone of us is the best expert in resolving our own problems. In therapy we are going to reveal together your knowledge, strength and resources that win your life’s challenges and empower you for the path you have chosen.

My goal is to create safe environment where you will be able to express even the most repressed and hidden bits of yourself and feel heard, understood and accepted. Your willingness to cooperate and openness for change will be of the key importance.

Every therapeutic relationship is unique in itself and every therapy is adjusted to the client’s individual needs. At my work I use various methods and techniques of integrative psychotherapy (dialogue, art techniques, relaxation exercises, experiments,..) and Brainspotting.

Through the journey to your past and present and with exploration of your conscious and unconscious themes, you will connect with joy, fascination and hope as well as with anger, sadness and fear. In therapy, like in everyday life, you will sometimes feel pleasant and sometimes uncomfortable. Searching for balance between status quo and change, between security and freedom, between rigid rules and creativity can be a burdensome and painful experience, but in the end, it will bring you contentment, peace and that magic feeling of becoming the creator of your own story.

© Vanina Urh