PgDip Gestalt Psychotherapy; M.Ps.S.I. Clinical Psychology
Description of Work and Background:I qualified as a Gestalt psychotherapist with The Gestalt Institute of Ireland and SETU, and I am currently working towards an MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy with same. I also hold an MA in clinical psychology from The University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS) in Warsaw, Poland.
I am pre-accredited by IACP (Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a graduate member of PSI (The Psychological Society of Ireland).
I am of Polish heritage, and I moved to Ireland in 2007, but it was through the Gestalt Therapy training and self-developmental work that I really found a way home to my embodied, authentic Self and to fulfilment in relationships.
As a Gestalt psychotherapist, I work holistically and relationally, paying attention and staying present to the beauty and the fullness of human expression – through body, mind, and spirit; trusting in the healing potential of therapeutic relationship based on dialog, contact, and co-creation.
I see every person as unique, their difference as their beauty, and their inability or struggle as a potential for growth and creative adjustment, meeting clients where they are at in their life journey, through authentic relational encounters and genuine curiosity.
I am committed to providing a confidential and supportive space for people to freely and creatively explore how their past and present life experiences have shaped them the way they are now, and what they might need to face their challenges, be happier and live more choice-fully.
I worked as a therapist in both private sector and as a volunteer. I am also professionally involved in supporting the most vulnerable adults and their families in one of St. John of God’s intellectual disability services. As part of my MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy, I am inquiring into the area of gender identities, sexualities, and heteronormativity.