Let's get to know better?
I think it is important to know a little more about your psychologist from a universal human point of view 🙂 After all, you should not just be calm, because your psychologist is a specialist. It should be pleasant for you to be in contact, because your psychologist is a person. Therefore, let me tell you a little about myself. I will write everything that seems important to me, and you freely move through the sections and look for what is important to you.
My name is Anastasia Sukhorukova, born in 1990. Most of my life is the study of the human psyche, help in overcoming difficult life situations and the consequences of psychological trauma.
Path to psychology
I can call myself a good psychologist without undue modesty. And it's not about vanity. Just like my clients, I had to go through many painful situations in my life, traumatic and having their consequences. That is why at one time I thought about how I can return to normal life. Psychology and psychotherapy played a huge role in my healing. After that, I decided that this is exactly what I want to do - to help people heal.
It is my own experience of trauma and psychotherapy that allows me to do my job well and stay close to you in the most difficult stories, in the most painful situations. It is really important to me that you feel comfortable and safe in our work and move at your own pace.
Competence and education
Already in high school, I understood who I wanted to be and what was needed for this.
After school I entered practical psychology, and in the fourth year I decided to get a medical education as well.
An academic education in psychology is very important and without it one cannot be called a psychologist. I received a classical psychological education at the Kiev Slavic University. Higher medical - at the National Medical University. Bogomolets.
Thus, I received my first bachelor's degree in practical psychology, then a medical psychologist. I completed my internship at a medical school on the basis of a psychiatric hospital. Pavlova. She also completed an internship in surgical, neurological, psychosomatic and pediatric departments. I even have experience in pediatric emergency care.
Specialization in psychotherapy
In parallel with studying at universities, I received a specialization in psychotherapy. There are not many European-certified psychotherapy training in Ukraine. But I decided pretty quickly.
The first direction I chose transactional analysis. He attracted me with his structure and the ability to explain to the client what was happening to him in simple words.
I learned transactional analysis from Natalia Spencer, Certified Transactional Analyst and Integrative Psychotherapist of the European Registry. I also signed a contract with her to write a certification work to obtain a European certificate. Currently I am a candidate for the European certification in psychotherapy (trainee for CTA-P-EATA). I regularly replenish the knowledge base of living classics such as Tony White or Mark Widdowson.
Integrative psychotherapy by Richard Erskine
In parallel with teaching and psychotherapy in the method of transactional analysis, I began to understand that structure is salutary in the beginning. But then, when the client becomes resilient enough to deal with the trauma, that is not enough. You need a safe and deep contact, you need a therapeutic relationship in which the client gains new experiences and can safely work with his story.
I found this in integrative psychotherapy. Thanks to her, I can work with you, relying on methods of working with the body, emotions, thoughts, fantasies, behavior. PI is constantly evolving and drawing methods from neurobiology.
I also learned this method from Natalia Spencer, a direct student of the founder of the direction Richard Erskine... Moreover, I go to international conferences and take master-classes and supervisions from Richard Erskine, Karen Cesarano, Sally Openshaw and other leading experts in this field. I'm getting ready to write a certification paper here too.
Other techniques and methods
I also attend seminars in other areas such as Somatic Experience (Peter Levin), psychoanalysis, art therapy, psychodrama.
Personal experience of therapy
Regardless of whether you contact me or not, remember: a psychotherapist MUST undergo personal psychotherapy. For all the time that he is practicing. Why? Because the psychotherapist works by himself. The risk of the therapist projecting traumas, good or bad experiences, current relationships, or common household problems onto you should be minimized. He must deal with them with his therapist, not through you.
As for me, since 2013 I have been continuously receiving personal psychotherapy. I have 3 years of experience in transactional analysis therapy. Thanks to this, I got rid of panic attacks, reduced anxiety and was able to switch between my different states, stabilize myself. Then I went into therapy with an integrative psychotherapist who is also trained in transactional analysis. I work with this therapist to this day.
In addition to individual psychotherapy, I undergo group therapy with the British psychotherapist Karen Cessarano. This is a unique, deep experience.
Naturally, psychology takes up a large part of my life. This is my calling, my passion and my profession. But besides that, I am also a daughter, granddaughter, cousin, niece, girlfriend, girlfriend, athlete and much more.
I love my family. In my life there was a period of very difficult relations with my parents. Fortunately, therapy has made the past a thing of the past.
I'm not going to tell you much personal. That's why it's personal :) But nevertheless, I can share three of my hobbies :)
For several years I have been climbing, going out to the rocks or going to the climbing wall. This is my passion for sports. This sport teaches me to overcome fear, difficulties, better feel the body. It keeps you in shape and also not boring 🙂
This is my main acquisition of 2020. Against the background of various losses, this is a great consolation. I really enjoy riding the board behind the boat. And even if many do not understand me, this is what helps to relieve a ton of stress and also keeps you from entering various types of addiction 🙂 Adrenaline is great if you know how to safely receive it.
I also love mountains. No sea can ever replace mountains for me. Therefore, at the slightest opportunity, I run into the mountains, put up a tent and enjoy the mountain air, views, the purest water and the absence of heat. I can only enjoy the heat on a wakeboard :)Read More