Tomas Holcner, MA - Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist

Services offered in English

Profile

I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the field of mental health since 2003. I have worked in a psychiatric hospital and a psychiatric crisis centre with adults who have presented with complex mental health difficulties and emotional distress. These have ranged from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and relational problems to self-harming and suicidal behavior and personality disorder. 

 

Specialisms

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Anxiety
Phobias and fears
Performance anxiety
Low self-esteem
Emotional distress
Depression
 

Therapeutic approaches 

Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
If someting traumatic happend to you (whether it be a car accident, abuse or something seemingly less significant like being humiliated), the memory of your experience may come crashing back into your mind, forcing you to relive the original event with the same intensity of feeling - like it is taking place in the present moment. 
These experiences that pop into your awareness may present themselves as either flashbacks ar nightmares, and are thought to occur because the mind was simply too overwhelmed during the event to process what was going on. 
As a result, these unprocessed memories and the accompanying sights, sounds, thoughts nad feelings are stored in the brain in "raw" form, where they can be accessed each time we experience something that triggers a recollection of the original event. 
While it is not possible to erase these memories, the process of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) can alter the way these traumatic memories are stored within the brain - making them easier to manage and causing you less distress. 
 
Jungian psychotherapy
Jungian therapy - or Jungian analysis as it is also known - is a psychoanalytic approach that was developed by leading psychotherapist, Carl Gustav Jung. Along with Freud, Jung is considered one of the pioneers of modern depth psychology, particularly of the unconscious mind. 
Although Jung worked with Freud for some time, they eventually parted ways due to differing theories. Whilst Freud asserted that dreams and the unconscious are personal things contained within an individual, Jung believed that the personal unconscious is only the top layer of much deeper, larger collective unconscious - the uncontrollable, inherited part of the human psyche which is made up of patterns (archetypes) common to all humanity. 
In Jungian therapy, these patterns can explain why we have habits we cannot break, such as addictions, depression and anxiety. Therefore the approach aims to analyse these archetypes in order to better understand the human self. Through the process of self-awareness, transformation and actualisation, Jungian therapy can help individuals see what is out of balance in their psyche. This is to empower them to consiously make changes that will help them to become more balanced and whole. 
 

Qualifications

MA in Psychology
Postgradual specialisation exam in Clinical Psychology
Postgradual specialisation exam in Psychotherapy
 

Fee

Psychotherapeutic session - 50 minutes        1000,- CZK
Psychotherapeutic session - 80 minutes        1500,- CZK
 

Contact - Psychologist Prague

Phone: +420 603 434 013
Email address: tomholcner@centrum.cz
Address: Řeznická 20, Prague 1
                Korunní 90, Prague 2