Dr. Ana Georgieva
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Dr Ana Georgieva CPsychol is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with over 10 years experience in the mental health field. After obtaining her higher qualifications and practicing in Edinburgh UK, Ana has currently relocated back on the sunny Maltese Islands. In Malta, she aspires to provide therapy in a respectful, warm-hearted and highly informed way putting the relationship with her clients at the centre of her work.
Ana provides individual psychological therapy to adults (18+) both face to face in Malta and online to clients who live abroad. She also delivers informative workshops to organisations and to the general public and is currently involved with the University of Malta's Department of Psychology as part of the Dissertations Committee. Though, her high calibre training and diverse experience allow her to work with a wide range of psychological issues, her professional interest lies in the treatment of Anxiety and its disorders (phobias, social, panic, health, somatization etc). She often works with clients experiencing depression, difficult adaptation to health or life conditions, relational problems, bereavement, low self-esteem, eating disorders, weight management issues and others.
In her work, Ana draws on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Person Centred Therapy (PCT). She is highly influenced by Existential and Positive psychology schools of thought. Ana remains registered with the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as well as the British Psychological Society (BPS) due to their high professional standards and evidence-based approach to psychological therapy.
Ana has for long been fascinated by both psychology, physiology and their interaction. Hence, her additional qualifications in anatomy and physical conditioning. Ana believes that a person needs to be seen as whole, both body and mind. She promotes healthy thinking and behaviour which enhances wellbeing, health and personal empowerment.
Ana has been involved in the voluntary (charity), public and private mental health sectors from an early age. In the UK, she worked in various charity organisations as well as the National Health Service (NHS). Later, Ana practiced privately within a reputable psychological therapy centre in Edinburgh and delivered wellness workshops to large corporate companies. Ana's travels and experiences living abroad have helped her develop a familiarity and respect of diverse cultural issues and welcomes clients from all cultures and walks of life.