Aleksandra

Welcome!

A little something about me that might help you decide whether we are a good fit. A good fit matters quite a lot in psychotherapy. So trust your gut, mind and heart when you are choosing a therapist.

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HORÓ Counselling comes from HORÓ, a Bulgarian word for dance, that I have adapted to represent “a metaphoric open women circle” for genuine connection, energy, support and healing.

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I am a Mother of a 12-year old little big man! He was born in the USA where my husband and I lived for 7 years.

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We all moved to Brisbane, Australia about 8 years ago, as I was offered an IPRS scholarship at the University of Queensland where I explored and developed a holistic approach to Maternal Mental Health as part of my Doctorate at the School of Psychology.

I have been studying, training, working and engaging in Psychology since 1999 (if you are curious check my Qualifications), and I love evolving and mastering my Skillset into something I now call SOUL WORK.

I am an Academic – a researcher in Perinatal Mental Health, from a Feminist framework, specializing in Anxiety, Depression and Distress related to Motherhood. I publish regularly in scientific journals as I believe fully in the need for a solid evidence base when working with people.

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I am also a Psychotherapist where I get to APPLY all this body of knowledge. I finally opened my own little nest of magic, in Brisbane (Annerley), Australia where I provide support to:

• Mothers •  though the “Motherhood out loud” sessions • support from pre-conception, fertility, through pregnancy, birth, motherhood, postnatal depression/anxiety/distress, and beyond

• Women • through the “StoryWise” sessions • for those of us who feel like they would like to live a more integrated, whole, and soulful life.

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I lead Women’s groups that explore various concepts around human connection, what it means to be a 21 century woman, a mother through Art, Fairy-tales and Storytelling, and Archetypal work.

My work approach is informed by:

💗Psychoanalytic, Depth and Jungian Psychology
💗Archetypal work
💗Dream work
💗Internal Family Systems (IFS)
💗Art therapy
💗Storytelling and Narrative Practices
💗Buddhist approaches to Therapy
💗Mind-body connection
💗Relational/attachment trauma

But most importantly, my approach is informed by 💗💗💗YOU💗💗💗

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Currently, I am offering both Individual Counselling and I put together women groups, on self-care, feminine intuition, inner child, dream analysis, and so much more.

I also write books (for children and story-tales for grown ups) because I fully believe that stories carry an enormous transformative power!

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Stories are medicine (Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women who run with the wolves)

I am training with Jungian Analyst and Depth Psychology keeper of the old ways, cantadora Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes, who has deeply influenced and transformed the lives of women across the world with her approaches to storytelling, archetypal work, myths and embodied connection. My work with her has been deeply transformative!

My interests revolve around Mothering, the concept of the”Bad Mother”, Death Mother Complex, Feminism for boys and girls, Fatherhood, Gender diverse families, and alternative approaches to health and healing.

Both my work and life are grounded in Feminism and Social activism to progress environmental, anti-stigma and awareness-raising causes.

Welcome, once again! I am so glad you connected 🥰
Get in touch if any of my modalities are of interest, and if you are keen to dive deeper into your Soul. To book a session with me (via Zoom or in my practice) please contact me at:

horoforwomen@gmail.com

love,
Aleks💗

p.s. I also manage a Facebook Page (link below), you can follow it for my latest events.

HORO Counselling – Holding the Woman through motherhood and beyond