Relationship with food
Our relationship with food tells a story. A story of our relationship with others, and most importantly with ourselves; in many ways of who we are in the world.
I grew up in Poland and my experience with food involves stories around love, nurture, and care.
On a social level it transpired in regulation of meaning, purpose and importance. On a personal level some level of ambiguity and fear, relationships with needs and emotions.
Emotional eating and self-regulation
As I entered puberty, I was scared to put on weight after watching my mother’s comfort eating habits, and the power that food held in our family. Her unhealthy habits and her relationship with food resulted in her obesity and type 2 diabetes which resulted in serious health consequences. That was significant enough not to mention external pressure by watching friends and family around me endlessly talking about food and dieting to obtain their perfect weight, or to achieve the ideal representation of themselves in society. It was difficult for me not to feel the magnitude of representation of food in the context of psychological issues; despite it being so unrecognised at the time.
In my professional journey, London became my home and I have lived here for over two decades providing psychological therapy and working through statutory and non-statutory sectors as well as in private practice.
I am an integrative Psychotherapist with a background in psychology, transpersonal and body psychotherapy.
I believe in the uniqueness of each human being as we are shaped through our life experiences. Therefore I take a holistic/eclectic approach which allows me to adapt my skills to suit individual needs. I am driven by curiosity and the desire to understand not just the symptoms and behaviours represented by the issues but also the stories behind them to make connections between the past and present.
Through my training in Body Somato Analytical Psychotherapy I have learnt about the importance of our relationship with our body, the importance of listening to our body and finding the solutions from within. Our psyche is striving to find resolutions to our complexities, which the body holds. To find the balance between the body, soul, and mind.
I have worked in psychological therapies for over two decades helping people from diverse backgrounds with a variety of issues such as: addictions, complex trauma, illnesses including chronic and terminal conditions, bereavement, loss, grief, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and stress.
DAYS I’M AVAILABLE AT WEIGHTMATTERS
Here are the days I can see you in person or connect with you remotely
QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING
- European Diploma In Body Somato Analytical Psychotherapy (L’EPSSA)
- PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy; Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), London
- MA in Psychology; Jagiellonian University in Krakow,
- I am bilingual and provide therapy in both English and Polish.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
- I hold Full Clinical Accreditation with United Kingdom Council for Counselling and Psychotherapy (UKCP)
HOW I OFFER PSYCHOTHERAPY
I work with clients across the UK, and around the world, using Skype, FaceTime & Zoom. There is no need to travel, and you can feel comfortable in your own home. It is free to set up and simple to use, so why not give it a try?
I offer sessions in English and Polish
LET US EXPLAIN HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOU
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