Writer and journalist
What was the issue that you came with?
I was stuck in a depressive state. I had trouble showing up at work. Getting out of the bed would take me hours every morning and several other hours would pass before I could get out of the house and drink a coffee. I felt that I was losing all my time. I was living with a constant guilt for missing deadlines and for procrastinating meetings and duties. It became very hard also simply to respect appointments with friends.Slowly I started to have suicidal thoughts and felt that it couldn't only go worse.
How are you progressing? What is useful?
I am finally out of depression, but not at the same person I was before. I have a new awareness and I apply myself to be present and enjoy, rather than looking back and missing something I thought I had lost. Already after the third session I felt a shift in my mind, that, like a sore muscle, is gradually opening itself to hope, ideas, energy. I am generally positive and quite active, almost free from the guilt. I understood that my person needed a dedication to itself, to myself, and I cannot run away from it. So I am doing the job, luckily with a person gently supporting me.
How would you describe working style of Ekaterina?
In a few words: effective, accurate, curious, explorative and precise. Every time I showed up to Ekaterina with a question or a problem, not only she made me find the solution, but she used the case to go ahead with our journey. In other words, with Ekaterina, I am learning to accept the side of me I consider ugly and to make it a valuable resource for myself. Every single session with Ekaterina is useful and feels paramount, like taking a real step forward. She is fantastic at remembering every relevant detail and at making the whole process feel just natural. Supportive is the final word I would use to gather all my gratitude towards her, as she is incredibly hard working and very present, never letting me down, but still making me cultivate my own safety net.