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My name is Marian Chrasta and I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples.
I work in Prague, Czech Republic. I have 20 years long counselling practice (from January 1996) and 17 years as a private counsellor.
In my work, I use the approach and methods of Gestalt Psychotherapy. I am EAGT (European Association For Gestalt Therapy) registered therapist form 2002.
During the years I developed effecient methods for working with clients with emotional difficulties (depression, anxienty, panic attacks, low self-estem...), reational issues and with clients in life crises.
Besides my counselling practice I work as a trainer at Prague's Institute for Training in Gestalt Therapy (from 2005), Bulgarian Institute for GT and Caucasus Institute for Gestalt Therapy and Family Psychotherapy in Tbilisi - Georgia (both from 2012).
Even if I travel quite lot, Monday to Wednesday I reserve for my counselling practice.
My practice is situated in Prague 4, very close to subway st. (Metro) Pankrác, at Pikrtova 5 street.
I continually educate myself and my private practice is regularly supervised.
You will find much more information about me and the services I provide on my web pages. Ii you need any other information or have additional questions, feel free to write them down into the form bellow or call me on +420 775 022 121.
From October 3rd,
I deal with clients who have difficulties to handle stressful emotions: depression, anxiety disorders and panic attacks. I also deal with people with prolonged sadness. I help clients with low self-esteem and with strict and demanding inner critic to develop and cultivate more compassoinate and kind atitude towards themselves.
I help my clients with fuller understanding of their emotions: how their emotions are the consequences of their convictions and demans of how they and the world should be.
In accordance with the latest neurological research, I use physical embodiment of emotions with the methods and techniques of mindfulness.
Clients can then gain freedom to experience their emotions: neither to suppress them (which often leads to psychosomatic problems), nor let them overwhelm themselves (which can lead to uncontrolled behavior ...).
PSYCHOSOMATIC AND BODY RELATED ISSUES
Physical symptoms such as back, head and neck pain, stomach pains and digestive problems, may be related to lack of exercise, prolonged sitting at work and poor eating habits, but also may be related to the psyche, to stress and dispelled emotions.
Gestalt therapy has very effective methods for working with the physical symptoms. I can help clients to gain more understanding of how their symptoms might be a part of their reaction to work and relational challenges they face. I am trained to work experimentally with physical symptoms for getting immediate insight into understanding them.
I work with integrating of physical symptoms and emotions using methods of mindfulness.
RELATIONAL AND COMMUNICATION ISSUES
We are in the world with an innate need to seek and establish contact with each other. Reaserches show, that quality of reIationships we create brings a crucial contribution to our happines in the world.
I focus on clients' ability to create satisfying relationships and how their attitude to themselves influences them in relationships. I also deal with communication issues in relationships and conflict management.
Gestalt therapy is a very effective method for understanding communication and conflicts and working with them.
I teach clients how to communicate, to be able to say what they experience in relationsips, and what they need to minimize the emotional reaction of the other person, and how to support the cooperation and solution seeking.
COPING WITH LIFE CRISES AND TRANSITIONS
Crisis, losses and transitions to other life periods are a natural part of life which cannot be avoided. The ability to grieve and let go is one of important skills in life. It is a necessary prerequisite for new possibilities and beginnings.
I accompany and support my clients in challenging times: separations and ends of relationships, deaths of close ones, life transitions: between school and work, the beginnings of motherhood, midlife crisis, their children leaving home and accepting temporality of their lives.
I focus on how clients' requirements of themselves and how these drive or prevent dealing with life challenges.
I support clients in their resilience and endurance by gaining awarenes of their polatiries (weakness, feeling of failure...) . Both help in overcoming the difficulties and opening for the new beginnings.