my approach to counseling

I see openness and the natural relationship between the client and the therapist as a key to successful therapeutic process. I provide a supportive environment based on empathy and acceptance, so you feel comfortable in sharing and exploring your feelings, thoughts and experiences. I can help you develop an understanding of yourself and patterns you follow, and provide you with the support to facilitate positive change. Your well-being and confidentiality are my top concerns. It is you who defines the goals and makes the choice to take a particular course of action.

In the Western culture we have been supported to focus on our thinking and often ignore or supress what is happening in our bodies. Regardless how much you like to be in your head, I will show you methods how to get in touch with your body and express and accept what you feel. In my view, this is the most effective way in achieving peace and stability.

 

Methods applied

During counseling I use approach of a humanistic psychotherapy using a combination of methods tailored to the client needs, including:

  • MINDFULNESS - awareness in which each thought, feeling, or sensation that arises in the present is acknowledged and accepted as it is. This helps to understand your problem, your needs and pre-conditions, which is the first step to finding a way out of the unwanted situation and progressing towards satisfactory outcomes
  • FOCUSING - on bodily feelings and revealing their meaning
  • PROCESSWORK following the process (that is, deep feelings, dreams, signals, and events) to resolve issues
  • PSYCHODRAMA to play and experience conflicts and difficult situations from outer world in a safe enviornment with empathetic support
  • ART THERAPY using visualisations to express inner feelings and intuition in art

 

Wide variety of conditions

While working with you, often several issues will be present at the same time. Typically we will work on the following issues:

  • resolving difficult life situations, relationships or communication
  • finding and achieving life goals and dreams, making life decisions
  • supporting self-development
  • expressing and calming emotions, coping with anger, depression or anxiety
  • releasing blocks in creative expression
  • improving sexual difficulties
  • resolving issues arising from LGBT identities
  • resolving problems in career and work life

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