Individual sessions for adults and 16+ youth
Psychotherapy aims to find relief from the discomfort caused by psychological and emotional problems and to improve the quality of life. I work both with individuals with diagnosed disorders as well as those dealing with more subtle issues such as recurring relationship troubles, feelings of undefined lack or anxiety, searching for meaning or vocation, and those seeking support through difficult situations and crises such as breakups, pain after loss, transitions, or transitions between life stages.
If you are unsure if I can help you with your situation, we can discuss your concerns during a consultation.
Psychotherapy sessions are held at regular times at least once a week.
My experience includes work in, among others, the following areas
- anxious-depressive disorders
- obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Pain disorders (psychalgia) and psychosomatic disorders
- borderline personality
- problems associated with the use of psychedelic substances
- difficulties in personal and professional relationships
- problems with adaptation to the surrounding reality
- crises, breakups, loss
- feeling of blocked life potential
- identity crysis
- problems associated with entering adulthood
- spiritual emergency (spiritual crysis)
- working with creative people
- the crisis of values in middle adulthood
- working with expats living in Poland
I work with:
- seeking treatment of their own volition
- able to attend sessions regularly and punctually (at least once a week)
- motivated to work on themselves
I don’t work with:
- family members and friends of my patients
- persons who are simultaneously involved in another psychotherapeutic process
- individuals in active addiction to alcohol or other substances that alter consciousness and are also highly addictive (opiates, stimulants, etc.), unable to quit on their own. For such people, I suggest first undergoing addiction therapy/rehab and then, after some time of withdrawal, psychotherapy
- Persons unable to attend regularly and punctually scheduled sessions for any reason
Who can provide psychotherapy?
The profession of psychotherapist is not regulated in Poland. This means that, under the law, anyone can call themselves a psychotherapist. Unfortunately, this means that there are unqualified people in this profession. Therapeutic work involves trusting that the person we go to will help us with the difficult, and sometimes the most difficult, problems we face in life. When starting psychotherapy, it is therefore worth making sure that the therapist is competent and certified. Studying psychology or medicine alone does not produce this kind of competence. There is a consensus in professional psychotherapy circles that this competence is acquired through at least four years of postgraduate training (minimum 1200 hours), which includes theoretical education, own therapy, work under supervision, clinical internship and examinations. Supervised therapy is also often provided by those in training. As long as the trainee is in advanced training and undergoes professional supervision, they too can be a good and effective therapist.
For your own good, you have the right to ask your therapist about his or her competence, and he or she has an obligation to provide this information. In addition to checking the formal competence when choosing a therapist, you should also be guided by your own intuition and feeling. In addition, professional societies of qualified therapists publish lists of their recommended professionals.