Irena has two undergraduate university degrees, acting certifications and diplomas from the US and the UK, a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and a Master in Psychology from British universities. She is also a facilitator in Inner bonding after having trained with Dr Margaret Paul extensively over a long period of time (6 years). She considers her training on-going.
She has worked for Ministers of Health in the UK, co-founded (and worked in) her own theatre companies, and has worked directly for C-Suite Executives and CEOs in global corporate organisations in the London City Financial district. Having grown up in a multi-cultural and multi-faith environment and having travelled extensively, she speaks various languages. She is a testimony that recovery and happiness are possible and are not so much linked to our conditions but our mind-set. She brings an appreciation of different cultural sensibilities and personal life experience of mental health challenges and recovery.
Your Alchemists’ mission is to help others believe in themselves, fulfil their potential to lead meaningful, fulfilling, responsible and conscious lives, whilst continuing innovation, advancing our own knowledge and contributions to the fields of psychology, transpersonal psychology and spirituality. Irena is preparing for a Doctoral or PhD programme.
Your Alchemists are also committed to diversity, inclusion, social justice, equality and sustainability. Our therapeutic coaching is also rooted within the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy model which coaches individuals to become their ‘own guru’ and to not hand-over their knowing and power to others but listen to themselves.
We believe in self-empowerment and self-reliance in an interdependent world. We are also passionate about giving a voice (and a seat) at leadership tables to those who up until now have not had one. We will do so starting with our book ‘The Return Home – a journey of healing from coercive control’, and a series of articles, which are scheduled to be published in the summer 2019.
If, upon reading our story, our journey and values resonate with you, and you believe you have a powerful story to share about transformation, recovery and well-being, please get in touch with us.