Natalya Astafurova
Natalya Astafurova

Natalya Astafurova

Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist

  • In practice since 2002, at GMS Clinic since 2011
  • Foreign languages: English (fluent)
  • Hobbies: music
Areas of professional interest:
  • Psychotherapy for psychosomatic disorders and illnesses: vegetative-vascular dystonia, asthenia, hypertension, headaches, stomach ulcers, rheumatoid arthritis, functional infertility and miscarriage, allergic reactions, skin diseases, oncology.
  • Psycho-emotional disorders: anxiety, phobia, hypochondria, asthenic conditions, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disorders.
  • Crisis conditions and stress disorders: bereavement, divorce, age crises.
  • Individual correctional-developmental programs for children and teens: personal, intellectual, mobility, and emotional growth.

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Education

Russian State Medical University (Moscow)

Postgraduate

  • Institute of Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology (Moscow)
  • Institute of Practical Psychology of Imaton (St. Petersburg)

Further Qualifications

Training with leading foreign masters:

  • Seminars with Betty Alice Erickson: Advanced Hypnosis Techniques in Clinical Practice.
  • Vladimir Domoratsky, cycle of lectures: Ericksonian Therapy in Clinical Practice.
  • Holotropic Breathwork seminars with Stanislav Grof: Altered States of Consciousness in Clinical Practice.

Experience

  • Children’s home psychologist (diagnosis, correctional-developmental program design and implementation for children and teens)
  • Rimpl American Medical Clinic
  • In private practice as a psychotherapist since 2000.

Further Information

Using integrative psychotherapy methods: Ericksonian hypnosis, EMDR, Gestalt therapy, art therapy, storytelling therapy, guided imagery, body-oriented psychotherapy, transactional analysis, positive therapy, REBT, psychodrama.

Current status

  • Specialist at AlfaClinic, the Russian Presidential Affairs Directorate’s health and therapy complex on Rublevo-Uspenskoye Highway.
  • Crisis psychologist at the Orthdox Psychological Center.
  • Instructor at the Institute of Practical Psychology of Imaton, St. Petersburg.
  • Instructor at the Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Moscow.
  • Postgraduate student at the Developmental Psychology Department, Moscow State University.
  • Current member of the Russian Professional Psychotherapy League (OPPL). Expert opinions provided for television programs on Channel One, Domashny TV Channel, and Doveriye TV Channel.