How I work
During my individual work, I support people in expanding their awareness and exploring different dimensions of relationality so that they can act wisely, in touch with themselves and their environment.
As part of individual support, I conduct sessions of 50, 60 and 90 minutes starting from topics, goals, challenges or phenomena important to the person.
I support my individual clients in coaching and supervision processes lasting from a few to about 20 sessions, as well as in many months or even several years of therapeutic work.
For sessions, I invite clients to my office in Lower Mokotow or the increasingly popular walking sessions in Warsaw’s Royal Łazienki Park.
Based on my proprietary methodology of working in walking sessions, in nature, I help my clients to calm their thoughts and emotions faster, increase awareness of bodily sensations, stimulate the voice of intuition and experientially and in movement discover what is invisible to the mind for various reasons.
In addition to office and walking sessions, I also provide individual support online on Zoom or Teams platforms and at the client’s location in Warsaw. I conduct sessions in both Polish and English.
What a session with me looks like
During individual sessions, regardless of the form of support, I work based on the cycle of self-regulation by F. Perls and J. Zinker and based on the Gestalt theory of the self, which are both close to my heart. These theories assume that a person’s Self is not a rigid, predetermined structure, but a continuous process during which, being in touch with ourselves and the environment, we can “become” and develop at any moment of life.
During the session, I:
CREATE A SAFE SPACE in that I:
- create a judgment-free space, in my sessions clients can be themselves;
- deeply listen, notice, question, reflect, share observations;
- encourage clients to discover their phenomena instead of self-evaluating.
SUPPORT DEEPENING CONTACT WITH SELF in that I:
- encourage sharpening the senses, e.g. to distinguish between facts and thoughts;
- clear the contact with the heart, emotions and body that speak of actual needs;
- help develop attentiveness to self and other people.
HELP EXPAND CONSCIOUSNESS in that I:
- support clients in distinguishing cravings and illusions of the mind from real needs;
- encourage deeper experience of phenomena or topics rather than just discussing them;
- help notice deeper themes or sources of challenges signaled by symptoms;
- reinforce a sense of empowerment, responsibility and choice;
- help expand awareness of different possibilities and options for attitudes and behaviors;
- support clients in consciously and maturely choosing their attitudes towards other;
- suggest new ways of communicating.
HELP TO DISCOVER INNER MOBILIZATION FOR ACTION in that I:
- help to notice the state of the client’s natural body movement, mobilization and vitality;
- teach to distinguish between forced actions and those powered by vital human energy;
- respect the client’s resistance and become curious about it, and encourage its exploration.
SUPPORT EFFECTIVE INTERACTION in that I:
- support expressing needs and setting healthy boundaries in relationships;
- offer experiments to experience relational phenomena beyond words;
- invite the client to try out new attitudes and behaviors with or on me;
- encourage experiencing in contact what has been suppressed or repressed;
- help translate new realizations and choices into concrete actions;
- provide support in defining healthy and realistic criteria for successful actions;
- help notice habitual patterns of behavior and modify them if needed.
ENCOURAGE RELAXATION AND POST-ACTION REFLECTION in that I:
- discuss with clients the personal, relational and organizational outcomes of their actions;
- stimulate deep self-reflection;
- encourage clients to rest, recuperate and appreciate themselves.
SUPPORT PERSONALITY (IDENTITY) DEVELOPMENT in that I:
- help update the client’s self-image based on the actions taken;
- support clients in defining their own action styles and success criteria;
- encourage clients to see the new opportunities that healthy action opens up.
I am one of only 16 professional coaches in Poland accredited by European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) at the Senior Practitioner level.
During executive coaching processes, I support my clients in consciously, effectively and healthily responding to various leadership or organizational challenges and achieving their professional goals.
During our collaboration, I encourage my clients to look at their relationships, situations, goals or challenges from different perspectives and to be curious about their thoughts, emotions, attitudes and reactions.
At the same time, on a business level, I share my more than 16 years of business experience with my clients and relate their situations and challenges to a set of more than 100 recognized theories, methodologies and processes describing leadership, change management and organizational best practices.
Based on my clients’ thus expanded awareness, I support them in consciously choosing their attitudes, developing their individual solutions and translating them into concrete, effective actions.
By working with me, leaders make better long-term decisions, develop out-of-the-box solutions to complex organizational problems, manage their teams more effectively, and systematically scale up healthily.
Supervision managerial work
I also support people managers in supervision processes.
Through working with me, people managers expand their situational and relational awareness, gain the external perspective of an impartial observer, and receive ongoing support in their professional activities.
In the course of this form of work, I discuss with clients their specific business or relational situations and provide consultation on planned actions before they are taken. Also, at the request of clients I participate in meetings conducted by them giving them professional, developmental feedback on their observed behavior afterwards.
Thanks to my supervision work, my clients make fewer relational mistakes, better understand what to pay attention to in a given situation, improve the quality of their actions, and take proper care of themselves.
My aim is to support leaders regardless of the type of challenges they experience.
To this end, based on my coaching and therapeutic qualifications, I have created a unique support service on the market – deep coaching.
Deep coaching is a deep and multidimensional support of a person within the framework of a coaching contract but with a holistic, therapeutic depth of work.
In this form of work, I deal with both professional and private topics of my clients. I support clients in dealing with crises or discovering the sources of strong, difficult emotions and states such as anxiety, panic attacks, anger or feelings of helplessness. I help understand the reasons for strong withdrawals, self-destructive behaviors such as regular overworking or those that cause increasing isolation and loneliness. I help clients to emerge step by step from long-term impasses or to turn back from the path of overwork, exhaustion and escalating professional burnout.
In the course of deep coaching processes, I help clients increase their awareness of themselves and the phenomena they are experiencing and identify deeper/wider themes for possible therapeutic support.
Deep coaching is a great way for a company to take care of the psychological well-being of its employees at times when they need such support the most.
I am a certified Gestalt psychotherapist.
I completed a holistic 4-year psychotherapeutic training at the School of Gestalt Psychotherapy in Warsaw, Poland. I am certified as an EAGT psychotherapist, I provide professional psychotherapeutic support in the humanistic-experiential field.
In my therapeutic work, I meet with adults who are experiencing various personal challenges. I support my clients in getting to the root of these challenges, expanding awareness, discovering needs and resources, and finding ways to cope with difficulties. The goal of my psychotherapy is also to unlock my clients’ natural processes of inner integration, healing and growth.
I believe in the healing power of a kind encounter with another person and that everyone has resources for growth and change. These resources can be activated in the therapeutic relationship to which I invite my clients. I build the therapeutic relationship based on sincere contact that develops during unhurried exchanges of thoughts, feelings, sensations and observations between me and my clients. I also pay special attention to bodily symptoms, body movement and structure, working with embodied aspects of the Self and where a person’s life energy is at any given time. My assumption here is that without working with the body and movement, a person can know everything “in their head” and still be stuck in patterns that no longer serve them.
In my therapeutic work, I create a safe, judgment-free relational space in which my clients can be or become themselves and creatively experiment with different attitudes, roles and behaviors.
In doing so, I respect my clients’ resistance by becoming curious about its sources and treating it as a message to be heard rather than a problem to be solved. I am also passionate about meeting my clients in both similarities and differences. In addition, the inner freedom, subjectivity and responsibility of each person are important to me.
How I work with my clients:
I begin my therapeutic work with 2-3 consultations, during which I discuss with the client the reasons for requesting therapy, the topics or issues the client wants to address, and the goals and framework for therapy.
My consultation meetings enable my clients to learn about my working methods and decide whether I am the right therapist for them.
After establishing the goals and principles of our cooperation, I begin the actual therapeutic process with the client in question. It consists of weekly 50-minute meetings in my office in Lower Mokotow, during walking sessions in the Royal Lazienki Park or online on the Zoom platform. In working with me, it is also possible to seamlessly combine these meeting formats.
During therapy sessions, I talk with clients about their important topics and phenomena they want to better understand or change.
The therapeutic process comes to an end when the client’s goals are met or when the client no longer needs further therapeutic support. My clients generally recognize this moment by a growing sense of empowerment, a sense of reliance on their resources, an ability to be flexible in different situations, and an increasing ability to cope with previous challenges.