"I adhere to the Codes of Ethics and Practice of the European Institute Psychotherapeutic Studies, which is compatible with the codes of ethics and professional practice of the UKCP and EAIP."
Transitioning from storytelling to helping others uncover their own narratives, I studied Integrative Psychotherapy in Great Britain, practiced in Madrid, and now in Paris. I am accredited by the European Association of Integrative Psychotherapy, and the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy). I also hold the European Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy and the European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP). Currently, I'm completing my doctorate (DPsych(Prof)) at Middlesex University, London, focusing on clinical practice with displaced and multilingual clients and online therapy. In addition to my client work, I write about therapy and the meaningful connections that emerge as individuals sit across from each other, striving to comprehend the unique journey of the one occupying the client's chair. If you'd like a more comprehensive understanding of what therapy with me entails, I invite you to explore my blog or engage with Unlocked, a collection of short stories that provide insights into my online therapy practice.
I was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, from where my journey led me through Italy, France, Jersey (United Kingdom), and Spain before settling in Paris. My diverse experiences living abroad, along with my multicultural marriage and trilingual family, have made me particularly sensitive to the unique challenges faced by individuals living away from their country of origin and those in mixed couples. I provide therapy in English, French, Russian, and Italian.
In a previous career, I wrote scenarios for television and cinema, driven by my stubborn fascination with people's stories. We all have a life story, but have we ever shared it? Constructing the narrative of our lives is a quest for meaning, weaving together memories, emotional encounters, and autobiographical facts into a coherent narrative. This story does need not to always be a happy one, nor does it have to be entirely accurate, but it must resonate as authentic to one's self. And, as Erving Polster puts it, everybody’s life is worth a novel.
Anastasia Piatakhina Giré