Д-р Анелия Бакалова
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Dr. Aneliya Gonsard

a qualified clinical psychologist and a psychodynamic psychotherapist based in Plovdiv, with over twelve years of clinical experience.

I offer therapeutic support and consultancy to individuals and organisations, as well as supervision to qualified and pre-qualified psychologists.

Every contact with you is a privilege and responsibility for me. If you think I can be of use to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

As a qualified clinical psychologist and a psychodynamic psychotherapist, I offer the following services

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Individual consultation and therapy for adults

Our work together begins with one or two initial meetings, in which we decide how to approach the problem that brought you to me and what result we would like to achieve.

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Consultation and therapy for adolescents and young adults (14 – 25 years old)

If you are 14 to 25 years old and you are experiencing emotional difficulties and/or problems in your relationship with others (at home, school, university, or intimately), meeting a psychologist, to think about what troubles you and how to go about it, may be of help to you.

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Consultation for work teams and organizations

I offer consultancy and training to organizational leaders and their teams.

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Supervision

I offer individual and group supervision to qualified and pre-qualified clinical psychologists.

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About me

My professional interest and passion are to support others in overcoming life's challenges and achieving a meaningful, satisfying, and healthy existence.

I have extensive experience in working with people of different ages, cultural and social backgrounds. I have practiced clinically in the UK National Health Service, as well as in the charity and private sectors.
My work so far includes psychological assessments, individual and group therapy, expert witness reports, as well as training and group consultations with staff. I have been a supervisor and consultant to staff working in the fields of mental health, social care, and criminal justice in the UK.

Professional experience, qualifications, and registrations

I have experience in using a range of psychological theories and models of intervention.

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Psychological interventions

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Mentalizaion Based Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Mindfulness

Training and Qualifications

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapist – Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust – 2019
  • Clinical Psychologist, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – University of Essex – 2016
  • Forensic Psychology MSc – University of Kent – 2008
  • Social Sciences BA – University College Utrecht, the Netherlands – 2006

Professional
Registrations

  • Registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), UK
  • Registered psychologist with the Bulgarian Psychological Society
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My services

Individual consultation and therapy for adults

Individual meetings with a psychologist / psychotherapist are an opportunity to develop a better and deeper understanding of yourself. This knowledge is a necessary first step towards becoming more resilient, and able to meet adversities with an increased capacity for coping, adaptation, and personal growth. This in turn can help towards developing more harmonious and satisfying relationships with people around you.

My experience so far has taught me that there is no universal approach in psychology and psychotherapy that works for everyone. Therefore, our work together begins with one or two introductory meetings, in which we decide how to approach the problem that brought you to me and what result we would like to achieve. If we decide that I am not the right specialist for you, I do my best to direct you to more appropriate support.

I am experienced in the assessment and treatment of:

Depression
Anxiety
Traumatic experiences (including adversity in childhood)
Low self-esteem
Relational problems (both intimate and social)
Psychosexual difficulties
Aggression towards self and others
Addictions
Personality difficulties
Stress and burnout

My work draws on a wide range of theories and interventions in the field of psychology and mental health. In my meetings with you, I consider the role played not only by biology and the direct family environment, but also by the wider social, cultural, political, and spiritual environment.

All consultations are held by appointment. The duration of the meetings is 50 minutes.

I have limited availability for online sessions with people living outside Plovdiv / abroad. For more information, please contact me.

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My services

Consultation and therapy for adolescents and young adults (14 – 25 years old)

With the onset of puberty, a person enters a dynamic and often turbulent stage of their development. The first years of puberty, together with the first two years after birth, are characterized by a rapid spike in brain development. For young people entering this stage of their lives, the challenges are few: raging hormones, entering new social circles, making friendships, sexual development, shaping interests and personality in general, academic pressures and stress.

This is a period of development and growth that brings huge potential, but also a few risks. This is a stage of life that often lasts after the teenage years - sometimes well into one’s late 20s.

If you are 14 to 25 years old and you are experiencing emotional difficulties and/or problems in your relationship with others (at home, school, university, or intimately), meeting a psychologist, to think about what troubles you and how to go about it, may be of help to you.

Currently I offer

Individual consultation and therapy for adolescents and young adults (if you are under the age of 18, I might require a signed consent from your parents before we arrange a meeting).
Consultation and psychological support for parents of adolescents and young adults in this age group.

My approach to the work is the same as when providing consultation and therapy to adults, but with added delicate attitude and attention to the types of difficulties young people often face at this stage of life.

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Consultation for work teams and organizations

I offer consultancy and training to organizational leaders and their teams. This is a way to combine psychological knowledge with the healthy functioning and development of your organization in times of change, difficulties, and growth.

Please contact me for more information.
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Supervision

Clinical supervision is a core and mandatory element of the training and practice of psychologists and psychotherapists in many countries. It is not only an important tool for on-going professional development, but also an added guarantee for the high quality of support offered by the specialist to the patients who come for help.

I offer individual and group supervision to qualified and pre-qualified clinical psychologists.

Please contact me for more information.

Contacts

Book an appointment in the most convenient way for you

Confidentiality policy

In my work with you, I adhere to strict confidentiality rules.

Exceptions:

If you share information that reveals a serious risk to your health and safety or to the health and safety of anyone else, I must break the confidentiality agreement and notify the appropriate agencies.

In my work with you I strive to offer the highest standard of care and support. As a health professional, I consider it my duty and responsibility to receive regular clinical supervision from a more experienced colleague. During supervision I discuss aspects of my work. These discussions never include identifiable information (such as names, places of residence or other distinguishing details).