Personal Development 

In addition to my psychotherapeutic practice, I facilitate Personal Development workshops bringing together my experience working in Corporates, Yoga, Mindfulness and Psychology.

In therapy, I sometimes introduce mindfulness practices to help with the management of stress, anxiety and depression. Whilst practicing mindfulness or partaking in a mindfulness course can be therapeutic, it is important to understand that it is not therapy.

CPD: Introduction to time-limited counselling theory & skills

Saturday 25/01/2020, 10am – 1pm, Manor Gardens, Holloway

Tailored for counsellors and psychotherapists, this introductory workshop provides an overview of time-limited counselling in IAPT and explores tensions, contemporary psychodynamic and integrative theoretical ideas and models in short-term work, and key points in treatment geared at benefiting patients and supporting clinicians as well as contributing to increasing recovery rates for services. Designed for new and seasoned private practitioners and for counsellors within NHS IAPT services. Includes theoretical and case discussions, and experiential work. CPD certificate (3 hrs) provided.

To inquire: veronikakloucek@gmail.com

Experiential workshops: Facing the unknown, becoming a student again

Sunday 26/04/2020 and Sunday 21/06/2020, 9 – 5.30pm, Yoga West, Acton/Ealing

Designed for yoga teacher trainees of the Yoga West yoga teacher training, the first of this two-part workshop series centres around the exploration of career change addressing the challenges and opportunities that stepping into the unknown brings about. Part two aims to consolidate and help integrate the learnings of the 3-month long yoga teacher training, and to draw out unique teaching strengths whilst preparing trainees to meet the reality of teaching environments. Closed to trainees on the Yoga West yoga teacher programme. Includes theoretical discussions, interactive and experiential work, and reflective learning.  

For more information: https://yogawestlondon.com/teacher-training-mission/

Mindfulness

Underpinned by decades of neuroscientific research into contemplative and compassion practices, mindfulness training facilitates the exploration of the interplay between our body and brain. It enables us to maximise our inner resources for coping, healing and growth.  

In the words of Jon Kabat-Zinn, American professor emeritus of medicine and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, “Mindfulness means paying attention on purpose; in the present moment and non-judmentally”. By shifting attention and bringing a mindful approach of present moment awareness and friendly curiosity to life, we can gain perspective on difficulties and discover new ways forward. 

Mindfulness courses usually run over 8 weeks and help people set up their individual, regular mindfulness practice. Through systematic training of attention, awareness and compassion, we learn to notice thoughts, feelings and physical sensations as they arise in the here and now and to meet our experience in a non-judgmental way. Step-by-step we grow our skill of interrupting habitual and unhelpful thinking patterns (i.e. rumination, overthinking) and explore alternative, less stressful ways of relating to ourselves, others and the world.

For more information: www.lucid-living.org

I had expected the Mindfulness training to feel like a chore as I have always found it difficult to be ‘still’ but to my surprise this wasn’t the case at all! With the guidance and support I discovered that I was able to make some big real-life changes. 

Caroline, Management, 2016 course participant

Learning mindfulness has been a life-changing experience for me. It helped me control my anxiety and deal with it much better. The body-scan is my favourite practice and I sit every day.

P.M., Director, 2015 course participant

Professional memberships

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Approved healthcare provider for insurances: AllianzAviva, AXA PPP, Cigna, Healix Health Services, Pruhealth / Vitality Health Insurance. 

Veronika Kloucek, MA Adv.Dip.(Psych), UKCP & MBACP accr. | phone: 07507055611 | email: veronikakloucek (at) gmail.com

English and German. Deutsch-sprachiger registrierter, akkreditierter Therapeut. Experienced, qualified, accredited, registered. Integrative Relational Therapy, Counselling, Psychotherapy, DIT Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness in Wimbledon SW19, West Hampstead NW6, Wimpole Street W1G (near Harley Street). Anxiety, anger, depression, abuse, trauma, loss, separation, relationship difficulties, sexual difficulties, cultural and integration issues. Mindfulness-based therapy, short-term, time-limited, solution-focused, longer-term, open-ended.

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