My previous therapeutic experience includes practical work as a student psychologist at the Itsoseng psychological clinic in Mamelodi East, the Student Counselling Unit at the University of Pretoria, and the TuksSport High School. As an intern psychologist I was employed by the Centre for Student Support Services (Therapeutic Services) at the University of the Western Cape. At these various establishments I was required to address a range of concerns (including inter - and intra-personal, emotional, educational, behavioural, and sport-related difficulties) in order to facilitate personal growth, development, and a positive change. This was achieved by means of individual psychotherapy, psychoeducational workshops with groups, and psychometric assessments to children, adolescents, and adults.
Andrijana (Andie) Jeremic
PS 0146064 / PR 0899216
I successfully completed my Master's in Counselling Psychology (with distinction) at the University of Pretoria. It is here that I also obtained my undergraduate and honours degrees in Psychology. My master's thesis was focused on South African female student-athlete swimmers and their experiences of swimming within this context. This topic stemmed from my personal experiences as a female student-athlete, my therapeutic work with learner-athletes, as well as my passion for sports. Presently, I maintain old and acquire new professional competencies by attending Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses and workshops.
My therapeutic interests include:
loss and bereavement
adjustment to life transitions
sport and performance
anxiety (including stress, burnout, and panic)
self-awareness and identity development
I also have interest and experience in psychometric assessment (e.g., career guidance and subject choice selection).
I take a sincere, collaborative, and validating stance to my work with clients. Having been exposed to a range of therapeutic approaches, the ones that resonate with me most are narrative therapy, schema therapy, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have also found that incorporating creative forms of expression (like art, writing, imagery, language, and movement) with clients was immensely helpful in their therapeutic journey. However, it is also my experience that one size doesn't actually fit all. With this in mind, my approach to therapy is often integrative. What I mean by this is, I may draw on one or more therapeutic approaches so that I can tailor the treatment to fit you as well as your therapeutic needs and goals.
What I leave you with is this:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." - Marianne Williamson