About me

Ioana PREDA, CTA-P

I love my job! Being a psychotherapist brings me so much joy, energy and satisfaction, especially when I can meet another human in our most authentic selves and build some goodness together. 

Between 2006 and 2013 I trained as a Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist and qualified in 2013. In 2018 I attended the AEDP Immersion Course in London with Diana Fosha PhD and gained Level 1 Training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, which I am continuing.

I have about 12 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, in Romania and the United Kingdom, in the NHS, NGO’s and the private sector. I have specific experience of working with clients who have experienced early emotional trauma, discrimination and physical and sexual abuse.

My clients come from a wide range of racial and cultural backgrounds and I work affirmatively with people of various sexual and gender identities. I have particular interest in how culture and individual family history shape our mind and influence our perception of what it is possible for us, our subsequent life-choices and potential for healing.

I am an active member of the Transactional Analysis community and AEDP community and I appreciate what other therapeutic modalities offer to our understanding and practice of psychotherapy, in the service of others who come to us as clients.

Historically I held various organizational roles for the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis, such as member of the Ethics and Professional Practice Committee and founding member of the Diversity and Social Responsibility Committee.

Qualifications

  • Certified Transactional Analyst in Psychotherapy (CTA-P)
  • AEDP Therapist
  • BA Psychology
  • FreD Trainer

Current memberships

  • ARAT – Romanian Association for Transactional Analysis
  • EATA – European Association for Transactional Analysis

Past held memberships

  • UKCP – The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (2013-2018)
  • UKATA – United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (2013-2018)