Let me introduce myself… 

My name is Beata Zajdel. I am a psychologist and psychodietitian working in the psychosomatic approach. I work mainly online and have my own practice in Krosno.

My experience working with people with a wide variety of difficulties has shown me that each of us struggles with similar problems in life. Everyone, more or less consciously, is looking for a way to the authentic Self, life that is full of gratitude and love.

During and after my studies, I worked in SEN schools, a psychiatric hospital, local social services, a high school, and for nearly 3 years now I have been running my own practice. I’m constantly getting further education and my own development.

As part of my work, I provide psychological counseling and therapy for adults and adolescents with:

  • eating disorders (binge eating, addiction to food, bulimia, selective eating)
  • anxiety disorders
  • depression
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • ADD and ADHD

I supported people in crises during such events as the death of a loved one, divorce or a serious illness in the family. My clients included people struggling with addiction and co-addiction and their families.

I have always greatly appreciated working with specialists in other fields.

Where I gained my skills and knowledge:

  • The Power of Awareness – Tara Brach May 2024 – currently
  • Traumatic Stress Studies – Trauma Research Foundation 2022 – 2023
  • Compassionate Inquiry – psychotherapeutic approach, 2021 – present
  • Psychodietetics (postgraduate studies) – SWPS University, Katowice, 2021
  • MSc Clinical and Health Psychology – SWPS University, Warsaw, 2015 – 2017
  • BSc Psychology – Birkbeck College, University of London, 2006 – 2010

I have completed Compassionate Inquiry Professional Training and now I am preparing for phase two – CI Mentorship Program. More about this approach can be found in the Compassionate Inquiry tab.

Having undergone therapy through the cognitive-behavioral and schema approaches myself, whilst training the CI approach, I continue my own healing in this modality.

I am interested in the relationship of the early childhood experiences including prenatal period and intergenerational trauma with mental and physical health, the influence of stress on human functioning, work with the body as a method of releasing trauma and a holistic approach to health. In my work I use elements of the polyvagal theory and IFS.

In my free time I like trips to the forest and mountains, bike rides, cinema, music and literature. I take care of myself by walking in nature, cooking at home, playing with my little son, through Feldenkrais exercises, ice water bathing, mindfulness practice and meditation.