APPOINTMENTS
Call us at 040 762 566 and leave a message. A therapist will return your call in the shortest time possible in order to schedule a time for your session, or to respond to other inquiries. We return calls and emails Monday through Friday, typically within 24 hours.

Alternatively, you may contact us via email
at info@zavod-namen.si.
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Mateja Bedenk Košir Rachel Novšak Matej Torkar

Each of our therapists has put into practice at least 5000 hours of therapy during the ten years of our clinical practice.

Our therapists:


Mateja Bedenk Košir
Founder and Managing Director of Zavod Namen
Therapy also possible using a therapy dog (especially beneficial when working with abuse, trauma, children and adolescents)
Marital and family therapist, licensed by the Association of Marital and Family Therapists Slovenia.
Supervizor.

I remember how much fear and uncertainty I felt as a child while watching the people around me: their faces and words communicated one thing, and my body told me something else. Why? Am I really that different? Where do I belong? I sought relationships that would make me feel safe and accepted. But the feelings of fear, trust and isolation just wouldn’t disappear. I wanted to understand why I feel what I do, with whom, and how do I defend myself.

My path to inner security in relationships was difficult and exacting, often strewn with feelings of irresolvableness. Today, the people who surround me make the hours pass like minutes; it’s so simple and beautiful when we connect. Connection is playful and creative, even during the more stressful themes.

My husband and I are dedicated to creating and enjoying music, to exploring new countries, good food and wine, and especially to our two children. Every day we spend together tests our connectedness, in our relationship and to ourselves, and to our faith in relating. It’s beautiful and it’s hard. Always.

Rachel Novšak
PhD in Marital and Family Therapy and Supervisor, licensed by the Association of Marital and Family Therapists Slovenia.
Supervisor, licensed by the Association of Marital and Family Therapists Slovenia.


Matej Torkar
BA in Psychology.
Marital and family therapist, licensed by the Association of Marital and Family Therapists Slovenia.
Supervisor licensed by the Social Chamber of Slovenia.
Professional degree in Social Services.