Ales Zivkovic MSc (TA Psych) PTSTA(P) CTA(P) is a psychotherapist (UKCP registered), counsellor, clinical supervisor, and trainer. He is a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy) – PTSTA(P), a Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy) – CTA(P) and has an MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. He also has a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling. Currently, Ales is a PhD candidate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, focusing on the research of treatment of personality disorders.
He runs his private clinical psychotherapy, counselling, and clinical supervision practice in Central London (Marylebone W1G & Mayfair W1K).
As a psychotherapist (UKCP reg), Ales works predominantly with issues of identity and the sense of self, manifesting predominantly in the self-esteem and reoccurring problematic relationship patterns. These issues often stem from one’s adverse experiences earlier in life, such as developmental (childhood) difficulties, developmental trauma and neglect, or other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). They may manifest themselves in symptoms such as relational difficulties (including loosing oneself in relationships), anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem and difficulties with authority, various forms of addiction, dependency and co-dependency, personality disorders, eating disorders (including binge-eating disorder), self-harm, self-sabotage, and issues of obsessive-compulsive nature. This may also include a subjective experience of emptiness, meaninglessness, and purposelessness.
As someone of mixed ethnic background, Ales is also involved in working with cultural identity and diversity.
In his clinical work, as well as part of his theory development work, he mainly falls back on psychodynamic transactional analysis (TA). He has also been integrating other concepts of psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy into his clinical practice as well as into furthering psychotherapy and transactional analysis (TA) theory. Ales is passionate about academic advancement and theory development and, as such, continuously presents it through academic writing, as well as at national and international conferences and talks.
Ales’ psychotherapy and counselling experience also involves working with individuals and groups within a large NHS GP surgery, as well as an involvement within secondary psychiatric setting as an honorary psychotherapy counsellor at NHS North Westminster Community Mental Health Team (CMHT).
As a clinical supervisor and professional consultant, he provides clinical supervision and professional consultation to qualified and trainee psychotherapists, counsellors, and other transactional analysts. He is also included on the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Supervisor Directory.
As a trainer, Ales is a regular co-tutor of the final year (exam year) of advanced clinical psychotherapy training programme at The Berne Institute in Nottingham, UK. He is regularly involved presenting and teaching and participates as an examiner at international exams.
Ales is also an organisational dynamics consultant, coach, and relational/process mediator. As an organisational consultant, Ales is helping organisations become aware and manage intangible parts of their culture and dynamics. As a relational/process mediator, he is helping companies, families, and individuals find common ground in their relating.
He is a registered member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy), a member of ITAA (International Transactional Analysis Association), UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) and EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis) and is also a member of The Berne Institute, UK.