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Psychotherapy & Yoga
Welcome to Anna’s Psychotherapy & Yoga Website
I was born and spend my first twenty years in Sweden but have lived in the UK for 18 years. Having trained as a dancer as a child, I see physical movement as expression of the soul and spirit which led me to start practicing Yoga fifteen years ago.
In London I became a lover of art and creativity and completed a Master’s degree in Art & Design at Chelsea College of Art in 1999. I used my training to develop a couple of properties and worked as a free-lance journalist for various design journals. Something was, however, missing, I did not feel fulfilled. I began to go deeper into my Yoga practice and started meditating and qualified as a Yoga teacher at the end of 1999. Since then I have continued studying various forms of Yoga with some world known teachers including Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffman and Aadil Palkivala. I also spend eighteen months in the USA where I obtained a diploma in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, a discipline that combines classical Yoga with elements of contemporary mind-body psychology. I have now worked as a Yoga teacher and Yoga therapist for over 10 years during which time I have taught and led yoga-retreats around the world including France, Sri Lanka, Egypt and Italy.
Through teaching Yoga and treating clients for physical ailments I became increasingly aware of how the mind, body and spirit are inextricably linked. This led me to train as a transpersonal counsellor and psychotherapist. So far I have completed 5 years of psychotherapy training during which time I have worked and undertaken voluntary placements as a counsellor in a psychiatric clinic and within the voluntary and private sectors. I have also set up my own private practice. These have been invaluable experiences which have taught me to work and deal with a wide range of clients with a variety of different issues such as family and relationship problems, addictions, depression, anger, stress, anxiety, bereavement and sexual problems. My training is integrative which means that it combines a variety of different schools of thought and models including the psychodynamic, humanistic, gestalt and transpersonal. The first year was spent learning the basics of counselling and psychotherapy. The following four years were at post-graduate Diploma level where I gained a thorough grounding in psychotherapeutic theory and practical skills. During this stage I also looked at my own personal issues and delved deeply into my own psychological process.
I currently teach Yoga classes and private clients around London. I also have a private psychotherapy practice at my home in west London and see clients at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in Maida Vale in London.