Authenticity has always been the one most important thing in my life for as long as I can remember. As a child I loved to express myself, dance, sing and go on adventures. The more I journeyed throughout life, however, both in my professional and private life I noticed how difficult it is to be yourself. People kept disappointing me and I learned that, to get what I wanted, I needed to put on a mask. As I could not trust people around me, I learned to rely only on myself.
As you can imagine, that's a very lonely place to be. At some point you get so used to putting on the mask, that you don't even realise you are wearing it. It took some of my own self-work to unpack hurtful experiences, to heal the pain, find compassion for myself and people I met on the way and come to the conclusion that there is another, brighter, lighter way to journey through life.
There is nothing wrong in not having it all figured out. I believe in coaching and counselling as without it I wouldn't have moved through my own fears and challenges. And what a relief is waiting for you on the other side. If you are able to connect genuinely and let go of the mask, your relationships start dramatically improving and you can channel all the remaining energy into everything else that you want to pursue in life.
My experience and education brings me to where I am today. My training as a coach and counsellor gave me the tools to help people who are struggling with the issues I know so well - repeating the same cycles, feeling misunderstood, disappointed with the behaviours of others, alone and not being sure why things are going the way they are.
If any of these sounds familiar, perhaps I might be able to help. In my work as a therapist I combine coaching, cognitive-behavioural therapy as well as narrative and body-focused modalities. I work from a client-centred, trauma-informed perspective. I am inspired by positive psychology and truly believe that although we cannot control our past, we decide how we show up on our journey today.
In my private life I am an avid hiker, a traveller and a nature enthusiast. I love climbing mountains and swimming in the ocean. My next favourite thing to do is chilling on a beach, hanging out with friends, baking pies and finding inspiration in the beautiful nature that surrounds us.
If you feel like you would benefit from some guidance, maybe something in your relationships feels off and it is annoying you that people who are close to you are not behaving the way you want them to, do not hesitate to reach out. Book a free consultation so that we can start the conversation today.
Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) member of the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (# 4168)
Professional Diploma in Counselling, Rhodes Wellness College, Vancouver, Canada
Life Skills Coach Certificate, Rhodes Wellness College, Vancouver, Canada
MA, Human Resource Management, London Metropolitan University, UK
BA, English Literature and Language Studies, Wroclaw University, Poland