Mgr. Marta Lazíková Merešová

Psychologist and psychotherapist

She completed her psychology studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava in 2007. Already during her studies, she provided distance counselling on the Child Line and worked as a volunteer in the Community Association “Help for Children At Risk”, the Hope Centre, with abused and neglected children and their mothers.

She also worked as a school psychologist at both the Primary School and the Special Primary School. In the crisis centre, she worked in counselling with children and mothers who were victims of domestic violence. Currently she collaborates with the Play Therapy Institute and the English International School of Bratislava, where she teaches psychology.

She completed a long-term experiential training programme in human-centred psychotherapy, organised by the Person-Centred Approach Institute. This approach is based on empathic understanding and respect for each person and on confidence in their inner potential.

She also completed a long-term training course in game therapy organised by the Play Therapy Institute and several workshops on working with children and adolescents, organised by the Person-Centred Approach Institute. She is professionally interested in children’s play and its possibilities in therapy as well as its potential to reveal the child’s inner experience.

She completed a long-term course in the method of Dr. Sindelar, organised by the Sindelar Centre in Bratislava, which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of partial function deficits that can cause learning and behavioural disorders. She is registered in the Sindelar Therapists list.