My experience of feeling so heard, feeling so accurately and empathically understood, and feeling so unconditionally accepted by Karolina has been accompanied for me by an experience of there being a welcome and plentiful amount of insightful, enabling, and growth-promoting trust and challenge from Karolina within my counselling-process. I’ve felt respected and cared for throughout by Karolina, and her trust in me has supported my trust in myself. I’ve also valued how I naturally trust Karolina herself, and that I experience her as strong enough for me not to have to worry about her, so that I feel organically enabled to be unguardedly direct, honest and open. I’ve also particularly valued the sense of creativity, intuition, and contextual-awareness (such as relevant philosophy, knowledge, or culture) that I’ve found Karolina is able to bring and offer. The counselling, the therapeutic-relationship, and the process have felt right-for-me: consistently holistic, alive, authentic, and vibrant; an integration of heart and brain, mind and body, fun and seriousness.
That fresh perspectives, new possibilities, and previously unseen landscapes feel to come into view on a regular basis feels healing and full of hope and interest. It’s as if my habitual defences or blindfolds peel away at the right rate and at the right time in our work together. I love that it often makes the world feel new again, supporting me to discover and explore paths, pastures, and new ways of being and living in my life and future, that I’d sensed were there and had been working towards myself, but hadn’t quite been able to access previously.
I’ve also experienced that in working with Karolina I feel safe to be vulnerable with what’s occurred for me in my life that week (as well as with my deeper, ongoing material, such as revisiting childhood) so that it feels welcome for me to have the support of pit-stops or detours in my overall counselling-process. For example, if I’ve had a tough week at work or a difficulty in my personal life and something’s occurred that I’d like to off-load and process, that Karolina’s just as responsive, empathic, and skillfully and imaginatively helpful at these times too.
I look forward to the counselling sessions, and although we work very hard in the sessions and there’s plenty of depth and challenge, I’ve never really found myself suffering or confused between sessions. Thank you very much indeed, Karolina; our work together has been very much appreciated and of tremendous value to me.