My Speciality is Helping People Gain Power in Their Life
„Psychotherapist, like the archaeologist in his excavation,
must uncover layer after layer of the patient’s psyche,
before coming to the deepest, most valuable treasures.”
My name is Sylwia Kuchenna, I am a qualified psychotherapist. I graduated from Letterkenny Institute of Technology in 2015 with BA (Hons) in Law. I also graduated from PCI College and the University of Middlesex with BSc (Hons) and Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).
Psychotherapy is so much more for me than just work. It is my passion.
Every client is special for me and equally important. Psychotherapy is an interesting process, where an individual is able to see their old patterns of behaviour, understand their emotions, exam their own thinking. Psychotherapy brings unconscious into conscious. Sometimes it’s a journey into the past, sometimes into the future, and sometimes into their own body. I provide a safe and supportive environment for each client, where an individual can feel welcomed, understood, non- judged and listened to.
As a member of IACP the therapy is conducted according to IACP code of ethics.
I am aware that each client is different, have different needs and their story is unique, this is why I am using an integrated style of therapy, which is a mix of various types of therapy (psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive- behavioural (CBT), family systems and Gestalt). This approach allows me to match the therapy to an individual client’s needs.
IT’S MY GOAL TO CREATE A COMFORTABLE, SAFE ENVIRONMENT
WHERE WE’LL WORK TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS.
Psychtherapy and Counselling Services
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Bereavement and Loss
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Once you know who you really are, being is enough.
You feel neither superior to anyone nor inferior to anyone
and you have no need for approval because you’ve awakened to your own infinite worth.
PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELLING
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