I am a certified Gestalt psychotherapist and I have completed a full training program at the Institute of Integral Gestalt Psychotherapy, accredited by EAGT and PTP.
My first contact with Gestalt therapy was in 2011 when I was invited to translate a workshop for psychotherapists. I was captivated by the authenticity and courage of the people I met then. Holistic perspective on man and his issues is in harmony with my understanding and perception of the world. Thanks to this experience I opened a new chapter in my professional life – I started specialist training in the field of Gestalt psychotherapy.
I believe that becoming a good and empathic psychotherapist is an ongoing process of acquiring professional skills and integrating them with clinical practice. I have worked as a therapist since 2018 and I keep increasing my competence and knowledge during workshops and trainings. I am a member of Polish Society for Gestalt Psychotherapy (PTPG) – an organization for professional Gestalt therapists and I also belong to the European Association for Gestalt Psychotherapy. I constantly supervise my clinical practice, which means that my psychotherapeutic work is monitored. I follow the PTPG code of ethics for psychotherapists. I hold an EAGT certificate and I am in the process of obtaining a PTPG certificate.
The first degree I obtained was in the English language. I combine – with passion – my love for the language with psychotherapy; I translate training workshops for psychotherapists and books connected with Gestalt psychotherapy. Recently my Polish translation of “Skills in Gestalt Counselling and Psychotherapy” has been published (“Umiejętności psychoterapeuty Gestalt”) and now I am translating a book on family therapy. Translating gives me an opportunity to get to know outstanding teachers and trainers, which enriches not only my skills but also me directly as a person.
In my clinical practice I am inspired by the words of prof de Barbaro: “We cannot change the past, but we can change the meaning we make of it”.