Simon Cmrk

My name is Simon.

  I am a medical doctor by profession, with multiple years of experience working in emergency medical service. Today I am working as a supervised gestalt therapy apprentice on providing psychotherapeutic support to adults.

  My area of interest includes working with states of anxiety and depression, panic attacks, sleep disturbances and psychosomatic disorders.


Contact and appointment booking

  If you wish to book an appointment or find out more about psychotherapy and my line of work, feel free to use this contact form. 

Price of one session (50 min) in English is 400 kn.

Frequently asked questions

When to seek support?

  When you feel dissatisfied with fulfilling your basic psychological needs such as the need for feeling connected to others, for love, belonging, acceptance, safety, autonomy, respect or freedom of choice.

  When you experience intense and recurring feelings of pressure, anxiety or fear.

  When you're troubled by sleep disturbances or the experience of sleep paralysis.

  When you're experiencing difficulties in expressing, maintaining or protecting your personal boundaries.

  When you feel excessive fear, shame or guilt in your personal relationships, or you experience difficulties in maintaining them.

  In case of psychosomatic disturbances.

What can I expect from the first appointment?

  During our first appointment we will most likely talk about what it's like to be you in this moment.


  In individual therapy I am interested in how you see your life story, what your challenges, wishes and goals are, and how I can assist you with them. 

  You'll have an opportunity to ask anything you wish to know about gestalt principles and methods, about the psychotherapeutic process, and the way I work.

  By the end of the session we will talk about possible directions of the process and our next appointment. 

Gestalt psychotherapy in English

  If you are currently residing in Croatia, language does not need to be a barrier to good therapy and mutual understanding.

  Should you be interested, we can arrange weekly sessions of gestalt therapy and counseling in English right here in Zagreb! 

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A few words on gestalt psychotherapy

"Don't push the river, it flows by itself." - F. Perls

Gestalt translated as a German word describes an organized whole that is different than the sum of its parts. It began its story at the beginning of past century as a direction in psychology focused on field perception and figure-ground relationship, and later developed into a distinct psychotherapeutic approach.

In gestalt we're working with your experience of self in the here and now.

The leading supposition is that the most interesting moment is the present one.

We're asking what's going on right now, what's on the surface, what's obvious?

We're more interested in how than why.

Throughout the therapeutic process we're working on uncovering your personal resources, developing your self-support, finishing up and closing your unfinished business, we're exploring your relationships with family members, friends, acquaintances and work colleagues, we work with dreams, sometimes we talk with empty chairs, all of this with the goal of achieving coherence and integration of you as a person,

you as a whole.

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