about me

Hello, I'm Radka!
Here's a bit about me to help you decide if we are a possible therapy-match.

My Training

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Diploma in Gestalt Counselling (BACP Accred. Course), Gestalt Centre, UK
  • Certificate in Humanistic Counselling, Gestalt Centre, UK
  • Introduction to Counselling, Mary Ward, UK
  • Trainee Therapist and Initial Assessor at a low-cost community charity in Hackney, UK
  • Social Prescribing Link Worker Volunteer at Mind, UK

EARLY YEARS DEVELOPMENT

  • Montessori Assistant Training (3-6), MMI, UK
  • Montessori Assistant at a private childcare setting (0-3, 3-6), UK

BODYMIND AWARENESS

  • Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training (200h), India
  • Wat Ta Pam Wua: Vipassana, Mindfulness Practice and Breathwork, Thailand
  • Volunteer at The Mindfulness Project, Thailand

DIVERSITY

Culture  I  Language  I  Collective 

  • English as a Foreign Language Tutor: adult and child learners, online and in-person
  • TEFL Certificate Course (120h), UK
  • Volunteer community EFL tutor, Central and Southeast Asia

I lived in four different countries and can hold the therapeutic space bilingually in English and Slovak / Czech, and also have limited working proficiency in French, Italian, German, and Greek. 

 

PEOPLE

I attended to people’s needs in service and management for 10 years.

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Diploma in Gestalt Counselling, Gestalt Centre, UK
  • BA (Hons) in Advertising, Public Relations, and Media, Middlesex University, UK
  • BA in Hospitality and Tourism, Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University, Slovakia

My Values

  • A holistic approach to wellbeing
  • Justice, equality, and taking responsibility for one’s life and the impact we have on others
  • Embodiment: connecting with, noticing, and attuning to one’s body as a route to freedom, self-awareness, and acceptance of “what is”
  • Critical thinking
  • Recognition and leveraging differences: helping the unheard to find their voice: minority/non-normative lens focus
  • Ecology and environmental consciousness
  • Intersectionality: being with multiple aspects of one’s reality
  • Abiding by the BACP’s Ethical Framework
  • Commitment to my continuous professional development and ongoing supervision
  • Buddhism-leaning 

My Intersectional Identities

    • White Other
    • Able-bodied
    • Immigrant
    • Queer
    • Gender non-conforming (she/they)
    • Neurospicy
    • Impacted by a transgenerational trauma (class/context/belonging/freedom of speech, identity, and movement)
    • Polyglot
    • English as a second language speaker
    • ENM 

        I have experience with:

  • being a work in progress 

  • failing and getting it “wrong”

  • attending therapy

  • parenting

  • early years- nurturing, supporting, and teaching

  • transcultural therapeutic and non-therapeutic work

In order to find our voice, we have to be in our bodies, able to breathe fully and able to access our inner sensations.

Bessel van der Kolk