Dr Ana Georgieva
Works as Senior Counselling Psychologist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.
She has a particular interest in working with anxiety and related issues, such as phobias, social anxiety, panic, and health anxiety. And she has particular experience working with depression / low mood; difficulties adapting to health or life conditions; relational problems; bereavement / grief; low self-esteem; eating disorders; and weight management issues. In addition, she works with many other issues including assertiveness, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); and stress.
How Ana worksAna takes a holistic approach to therapy, believing that a person should be seen as a whole - both body and mind - in order to promote healthy thinking and behaviour. She draws on her training in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBT) and Person-Centred Therapy and tailors her approach to meet the needs and preferences of each individual.
Ana works with clients in a collaborative and empowering way and she aims to help each person realise their potential in whatever circumstances they are in.
Ana's background and experienceAna has experience working in the UK and abroad in a range of different settings including within voluntary organisations, the public sector, and in private practice. She has worked for a number of charity organisations and in the NHS in the UK as well as working within private practice and delivering wellness workshops to large companies. In addition, she has been a member of the University of Malta's Dissertation Committee.
Ana has a doctorate in Counselling Psychology (Glasgow Caledonian University), a post-graduate counselling qualification in Psychodynamic and Person-Centred Therapy (Uiniversity of Edinburgh), and an undergraduate honours degree in Psychology (University of Malta).
Ana is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).