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About Me . . .

Welcome to Protea Therapies.

My name is Monique Stojakovic

and I am a qualified and registered counsellor.

I am currently working towards my Doctorate 

in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2022 completion), continuously building on my knowledge and skills in the area

of psychology for the benefit of my clients.

I see my role as a therapist to sit alongside my clients, working together to find a healthier and happier

acceptance of themselves.

I believe in people’s ability to reflect upon their lives and experiences that are of meaning to them.

Using an Existential approach, I work to provide a safe, confidential and open space to explore difficulties ranging from anxiety and depression to a sense of identity and search for meaning in life.

 

I work collaboratively with my client's needs and emphasise the importance of autonomy, working together to find alternative understandings and responses to living a more enjoyable life. 


I make use of Existential Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychoanalytic Therapy, which is tailored to individual needs, always bearing in mind the importance of respect and understanding.

 

I am comfortable working with a range of difficulties, taking a holistic approach to well-being.

On a Personal Note

Born and raised in South Africa,

I have dedicated my life, studies and interests to the field of psychology,

never wavering from the strong pull I have to sit alongside individuals going through hardships.

 

Having overcome many life challenges myself, I feel that I am able to empathise with my clients on a deeper level. 


I am particularly intrigued by how societal values around identity are reinforced in the world we live in.

 

The complex push and pull between who we authentically are, and what is expected of us

can be both painful and confusing. 

Qualifications and Experience 

I am a qualified counsellor and currently completing a doctorate

in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, with an Existential approach. 


I have a broad range of experience, working in a therapeutic setting since 2015.

NHS, Talking therapies

Place2Be

The Awareness Centre

Weight Matters group

School student and staff guidance counsellor

I am an accredited member of the NCS: NCS21-00549 (National Counselling Society),

a member of the BACP: 388629 ( British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy),  

and BPS: 436134 (British Psychological Society) and follow the BACP code of ethics.

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