For years I have been passionately working with children, young people and parents helping them with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. I have been conducting therapy, consultations and offering workshops for parents. The goal of my work is to improve the comfort of life by helping to understand that everyone can choose their own way of living by discovering new strategies to deal with difficulties and stress and feel empowered to improve relationships with others.
I studied in London at Terapia (Middlesex University) and for many years I worked in Polish Saturday and British schools, organisations which support families and my private practice.
I care about expanding my professional competences and skills. My membership in Terapia and the British organisation for psychotherapists, UKCP obliges me to participate in supervision, follow the code of ethics and to present a report on my professional activity and professional development every year. A few months ago UKCP carried out a successful audit of my membership.
I work in the field of integrative psychotherapy combining a different forms of psychotherapy and by using creative media as the basic element of communication. The parents I work with want to look at parenting from a different perspective, want to be more attuned with their children or strive to improve relationships and communication. There are many parents who remember their childhood and want to break a series of repetitive negative patterns to ensure that their children grow up in a happy home. I work with parents who are interested to explore the new ways in supporting children in deal with difficult emotions. They want to be actively involved in children’s emotional development because they know that the better children deal with their emotions, the easier it is for them to overcome challenges.
Working with children who not be able to process their own emotions or articulate problems to parents or other adults I mainly use Play Therapy. Play Therapy is a tool to gain insights into a child’s problems to help them explore emotions and deal with unresolved trauma by making use of toys and creative arts including drawing, music and story-telling. Through play therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express their feelings, modify behaviour, develop problem-solving skills and learn a variety of ways of relating to others. Each play therapy session 50 minutes and the Sessions are held weekly.