Olga was born and raised in Malta by Serbian-Bosnian parents. She credits her diverse multicultural roots to her interests in psychology- growing up with two different cultures meant observing both as an outsider whilst also being part of them, and finding herself somewhere in between the two. She completed her initial degree in psychology at the University of Malta, following which she moved to Budapest to work as a school counsellor at an international school, where she once again observed the dynamics at play between different cultures, as well as the universal nature of connection and emotions.
Following her time in Budapest she moved on to Edinburgh where she completed her Master’s in Counseling degree at the University of Edinburgh. She worked in Edinburgh as a counsellor for two years, often working with victims of family trauma, survivors of emotional and physical abuse and individuals struggling with mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.Since moving back to Malta, Olga has continued working with similar client groups, in the context of migration and forced migration, and has garnered extensive experience in working with individuals who have passed through traumatic experiences, abuse, domestic violence and systemic discrimination. She is an avid enthusiast of person-centred theory when working with clients, and is a firm believer that we all require an unbiased and empathic space where we are able to receive unconditional positive regard whilst examining our past and present experiences and processes. Olga is bilingual and can practice in both English and Serbian/Bosnian.
Further in line with her person-centred roots, Olga is a big believer in the connection that exists between our body and mind. She enjoys activities that help her align the two in order to connect herself- these include sports such as running, yoga and swimming and going on hikes in nature or by the sea, in order to maintain a connection between the earthly (body) and the ethereal (mind). She also enjoys traveling to new places whenever she has the opportunity too (especially when it involves hiking or watersports!).