Qualifications :MSc. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, U.C.D., SVUH; MSc. Bereavement studies, R.C.S.I., Irish Hospice Foundation; Post-grad diploma Specific Modality Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, School of Psychotherapy, SVUH; B.A. Psychology and Sociology; Advanced Suicide Intervention Skills Training – HSE; Therapeutic Crisis Intervention – HSE; Children First – HSE; Real You (Relationships Explored and Life Uncovered) – Foroige program.
Academic Background : Andrei holds a Master’s degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from University College Dublin and a Master’s degree in Bereavement studies from Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. He holds a B.A. (Hon.) in Psychology and Sociology and a Post-grad diploma in Specific Modality Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, School of Psychotherapy, St. Vincent’s University Hospital. Andrei is a fully accredited member of the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Ireland (A.P.P.I.) and of Irish Council for Psychotherapy (I.C.P.). He adheres to their code of ethics and professional conduct.
Work Experience: Andrei has been working for eight years as a psychotherapist in private practice. Andrei works in Fairview Therapy Centre. He also has fifteen years of experience in the healthcare sector where he worked with young people and their families. Andrei collaborates with TUSLA to provide bereavement training and education for healthcare professionals. Andrei has received his psychoanalytic training at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. He has focused on helping individuals to improve their mental health and to work in the alleviation of a range of personal difficulties. His areas of expertise include trauma, loss, grief, bereavement, anxiety, self-harm, addiction, eating disorders, stress, depression, gender issues, sexual identity, relationship difficulties, phobias, chronic fatigue, loneliness and isolation. He uses a psychoanalytical approach to help people to explore how the unconscious mind affects current relationships and patterns of thought, emotion and behaviour, especially in the context of continually experiencing loss and traumatic events.
Underpinning Philosophy: Andrei has a particular interest in helping people exposed to loss and trauma, to become aware of the underlying sources of their difficulties, intellectually and emotionally, and to develop coping skills that would allow them to deal with the realities of their life situation. He offers a talking therapy which rather than trying to get rid of the problem allows individuals to come to understand the experiences which have shaped their lives and are affecting their ability to deal with current difficulties. This understanding has the aim of helping them to bring about a major change in their whole perspective on life.