I have a double academic background. I graduated in clinical child psychology at the Warsaw University and I am a graduate of the Institute of Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. I have also studied clinical psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California, in the United States.
During the studies, internships and my further clinical practice I have worked in various private and NHS clinics: Child Therapy Center at the Warsaw University, Psychiatric Outpatient Unit for Children and Adolescents (the branch of Masovian Neurorehabilitation and Psychiatry Center „Zagórze”), the Center for Psychotherapy and Personal Development „Dobra 4″ in Warsaw, Therapy Center „Dialog” in Warsaw, Psychological Center at the ENEL-MED Medical Center, James Goodrich Whitney Clinic at the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, California. Each of these clinics represented different approach to psychological health and psychological treatment. I worked with children and adults, with use of a number of approaches: humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, systemic, psychodynamic, in cooperation with colleagues representing these different approaches, and with psychiatrists as well. Such diversity of experiences allows me to use elements of different schools of psychotherapy in my current practice.
Carl Gustav Jung’s analytical psychology is my main reference point to understand the psyche, its disorders and healing processes. I am a certified Jungian analyst — an Individual Member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). I have been connected with analytical psychology through my whole professional life: from academic studies, through long-term training in Jungian analysis, to my current work with patients. I have been also involved in the development of clinical aspects of analytical psychology in Poland from the beginning. Since 1998 I am continuously developing my knowledge and experience in the field of analytical psychology and Jungian psychoanalysis.
In the 1998-2001 I have completed the first Polish clinical course in analytical psychology, which was organized by IAAP in cooperation with Polish Psychiatric Association. In the 2003-2007 I have been in further analytical training at the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, California, in the United States. Since my return to Poland I do clinical practice and clinical teaching in psychoanalytic training of the Polish Association for Jungian Analysis. Since 2001 I took part in several conventions of the international group of Jungian child psychoanalysts (International Workshop for Analytical Psychology in Childhood and Adolescence). In the 2008-2010 I have completed the training in Sandplay Therapy organized by International Society for Sandplay Therapists. I am using Sandplay in my clinical practice with both children and adults.
I am a founder member of the Polish Association for Analytical Psychology, which was the first Polish professional organization recognized by IAAP. I am also a founder member and a current member of the Polish Association for Jungian Analysis, which is the second Jungian professional organization in Poland.
It is my belief that the process of psychotherapy demands a particular kind of responsibility for my patients. Therefore an idea of continuous learning and development is an important part of my professional activity. For the very same reason, as a part of my professional ethics, I put my clinical practice under regular supervision. Currently my supervisor is a British Jungian analyst, member of IAAP.