Olesya is a psychologist and an integrative body psychotherapist. Her approach is body-oriented, it emphasizes that our being and deep patterns of behaviour are held in the body. She trained in Bodynamic Somatic Psychotherapy and Analysis System (Amsterdam, Netherlands), as well as at Chiron Association for Body Psychotherapists (London, UK). Olesya has a PhD in Social Sciences and considers the specific impact of multicultural, intergenerational and social factors on people’s lives. Her therapeutic stance is relational and experiential, offering a space for transformation and healing.
Olesya is trained in Brainspotting, a relatively new, highly effective, brain-based treatment solution for many people in psychological and physiological distress. This therapy is particularly beneficial for treating addictions and out-of-control cravings.
Olesya’s work is personalised to reflect the uniqueness of each individual, drawing upon a range of models and techniques including neurobiologically-informed trauma therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems, Structural Dissociation Model, Depth Psychology, somatic and attachment-oriented approaches.
Olesya previously worked in a residential trauma clinic. She has experience resolving persistent mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, intrusive thoughts, anger management issues, self-harming, dissociation, difficulties with emotional regulation, personality disorders and addiction, in both residential and outpatient settings. Olesya facilitates the therapeutic process in three languages: English, Italian and Russian.