Why I’m the therapist you are looking for?

“I bring a calm, positive and non-judgemental attitude as well as an insightful mind to guide my clients through the process of betterment and self-discovery. I’m focused on what’s right with people rather than what’s wrong”.

Dominika Chalder

Hello, my name is Dominika Chalder and I practice modern hypno-psychotherapy. 

I imagine you’ve found your way here because you’re looking to make changes in your life. What sets me apart from other therapists is a skillful use of clinical hypnosis and mindfulness that allows me to work with your problem at the unconscious level, reaching to the root cause.

When you experience this altered state of consciousness, your brain is more placid and can learn faster new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving, which results in long-lasting changes. Because of that, I can help you overcome your challenges and move you towards your goals much quicker than the traditional forms of therapy and counseling.  

I always work with you in a practical and solution-focused way using a collection of most effective strategies from various schools of modern psychotherapy so you can experience what better feels like already after the first few sessions!

My background and experience: My experience of dealing with stress and anxiety allowed me to gain deep insights into the challenges that many professionals face today – chronic stress, fear of failure, low confidence and self-esteem, anxiety, imposter syndrome, poor boundaries, depression, physical exhaustion and burnout.

After 15 years of working in academic and corporate positions in various communications roles, I was drawn back to the idea of helping people. Professional growth has led me to further studies in Integrative Psychotherapy, Mindfulness and Clinical Hypnotherapy and ultimately to qualify as a therapist.

My scientific background (PhD) gives me the ability to skillfully analyse and bring out themes that provide insights and change of perspective and behaviours. This combined with a compassionate, person-centred approach developed by 12 years of Mindfulness Zen practice allows me to be present and focused on my clients’ requirements.

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Dominika Chalder Art

In my free time I’m also a painter and exhibiting artist.

My creativity brings a valuable skill in therapy because it allows me to devise solutions to complex problems.

I believe that therapy is as much an art as a science. It’s about painting intuitively with balance and harmony rather than ‘painting by numbers’.

My therapeutic approach feels very natural and is always tailored to your individual needs.

I weave psychotherapeutic techniques in our conversations, so you won’t experience endless form filling or laborious explanations of a hypothetical theory of human behavior. 

Qualifications

I have completed accredited training in the therapeutic field that meets National Occupational Standards (NOS). I am in ongoing clinical supervision and belong to well-recognised professional associations listed on this page. These professional bodies require members to adhere to their Code of Ethics and have a structured complaints procedure. I am currently a Trainee Integrative Psychotherapist and I’m working in clinical practice towards full accreditation under the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

  • Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (trainee)  – ongoing clinical and academic training – National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy / The UK Council for Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma – October 2020 – The National Council for Hypnotherapy 
  • Certificate in Mindfulness Teaching – October 2020 – UK College of Mindfulness Meditation
  • Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy – July 2020 – Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training
  • Certificate in Brain-Friendly Training (Applied Neuroscience in Learning & Development) – September 2015 – The Institute of Training and Occupational Learning
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Environmental Sciences – September 2011 – University College Dublin
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