Ivor Tomasevich

Qualifications: NZ Registered Psychotherapist • PBANZ • M.Sc. Psychology (overseas registered psychologist) • Post. Grad. Diploma Integrative Gestalt Psychotherapy...

Ivor Tomasevich

My specialty is working with adults who may find themselves in a difficult personal situation or who might feel under emotional stress, such as: Relationship difficulties with a partner / family or at work; Feeling at unease or anxious in certain life situations; Feeling generally "down" or "upset" a lot of the time; Being diagnosed by a doctor as suffering from depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, etc.

Often a person may feel he or she knows what the problem is but may be struggling to work the way out of it since their thoughts may be "foggy" or there may be conflicting thoughts and feelings. Clients often come to counseling with the intention to "talk through" their options and needs and "bounce back" their ideas. The consultations are tailored to the individual's needs and their presenting problem.

Younger adults may be confused in terms of their studies, employment, career choices, their intimate relationships, living arrangements, relationship with the parents and/or siblings, etc. The consultations are aimed at helping the young person better understand their own unique character and personality and make the choices that are congruent with those.

Speaking of couples, they sometimes come to a point where they may feel stuck and unhappy in their relationship (or any particular part of it) and unable to move forward. They may feel caught in a pattern of mutual blame for their difficulties that can be quite exhausting and ultimately unproductive. Through the consultations, such couples can expect to gain better clarity and understanding about what may be keeping them in an unsatisfactory position and how they can start to relate to each other in a way that promotes both individuals' happiness.

Many immigrants including those from an English speaking background can find it a challenge to bridge the differences in lifestyle and attitudes between their former and their new place of residence. I find this can also be true for people relocating within the New Zealand, especially when separated from their family members. The issues of "fitting in" can have a strong negative impact on life satisfaction. Consultation work is then focused on finding ways to retain and express one's positive values and views on life from the culture of origin while allowing the integration of new values and views, a process aimed at leading a more fulfilled everyday life.

Professional Qualifications

  • M.Sc. Psychology (Overseas registered psychologist)
  • Post. Grad. Diploma Integrative Gestalt Psychotherapy

Professional Memberships

  • NZ Registered Psychotherapist


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