For 30 years now I have lived in, worked and travelled to culturally unique places across continents and experienced various ways of understanding life. My personal experience and professional knowledge led me onto the path of counselling practice based on a holistic approach to human life. Today I work with international communities, businesses and individuals from various cultural backgrounds in Warsaw. I specialise in the subject of family relations, love bonding, non-violent and intercultural communication. I am also deeply engaged in spiritual journeys and individual tropes for personal growth and belonging. I believe that peaceful, emotionally balanced and community-focused values build healthy and truthful ties among individuals. 


My educational background is in Comparative Literature, Philosophy and Social Sciences. I received my PhD in 2003 at the University of British Columbia (Canada), continued with Postdoctoral Research on work-life balance, family and intercultural experience at the University of Basel


in Switzerland, York University (Toronto) and subsequently at Queen’s University (Kingston), where in the years of 2005-8 I also held the position of Assistant Professor at the Department of Women’s Studies.


In 2010 I returned to my home country (Poland) and opened an NGO for individuals in difficult life situations, such as emotional abuse in family, challenges in marriage, relationships, alienation, depression, new career development and self-recovery. While today I continue to chair the Foundation (www.

since 2014 I am affiliated with Robert B. Zajonc Institute for Social Studies at the University of Warsaw, where I continue my academic path ( Since 2017 I am also enrolled in the studies of process-oriented psychology at the Institute of the Process Psychology in Warsaw.




Justyna Szachowicz - Sempruch