Justine Wiercimok, J.D. (LLM), MBACP
Hello, my name is Justine Wiercimok. I offer therapeutic support to those who would like to understand and process difficult emotions, transform a recurring relationship pattern, heal from anxiety, co-dependency & trauma, as well as understand and naturally alter eating habits, so they can live happily in a body that is vital and attractive.
Additionally, I support those who would like to create more abundance in their life by reconnecting them to their true, authentic self and qualities such courage, creativity, curiosity and clarity.
I also support couples who would like to gain a deeper understanding of their relationship dynamic which will result in deeper connection and more aliveness in their intimate life.
Training, Qualifications & Experience
I am a registered Mental Health Counsellor and certified Life Coach with over 11 years of professional experience working with individuals, groups, couples, children and adolescence.
I specialise in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Psychology and am certified in a multitude of therapeutic modalities; I incorporate training in gestalt, psychodynamic, inner child work, codependency awareness, attachment work, mindfulness, non-violent communication, somatic experiencing, body-mapping, equine facilitated therapy, primal and birth therapy, and more. While I currently reside in London, I have spent several years facilitating and co-facilitating workshops and retreats in 11 countries and worked in a private practice in Denver and New York City.
As a law graduate, I worked and lived in many areas of natural disaster, conflict and poverty, where I encountered acute human suffering, and witnessed the power of human resilience and transformation. A life-long vision of “building bridges not barriers between people and cultures” led me to shift my work into the realm of Counselling and Therapy. Aspiring to gain knowledge and qualifications, I graduated from Naropa University in Boulder, CO, USA, with a masters degree in Mental Health Counselling.
Other Areas of Counselling / Specialties
As a horse lover, mountaineer and motorcycle rider, I incorporate Western Psychology and Eastern Mindfulness with deep connection to Nature and passion for adventure, into my work with individuals, couples, children and groups. My intention is to support YOU to discover inner strength and clarity, whilst providing you with tools you can use to create healthy, loving relationships.
What is an Eating Disorder? Where do the challenges with food, body image, body weigh and other possible addictive bahaviors come from?
An addiction (challenges with food/body weigh) is a mechanism which shows us where we don't live our life aligned with our true self (our values).
This often happens when we:
live accordingly to some dogmas, social or familial conditioning
do not have tools to process emotions/grief
cannot set boundaries or we set them in rigid ways
choose safety and comfort over our true desires
believe shameful voices
push away our needs
have a wounded relationship with our wants and desires, when we snatch at them or restrict
We need to learn skills to be able to manage and incorporate it into our lives!
Challenges with food and body image issues may arise when we:
don't see our inner beauty and how precious life is
are so focused on ourselves and do not see the magic of life
are disconnected from our bodies: from the breath, from feeling our belly, and from listening to the heart
This is an embodiment practice, a meditation.
The healing is being reflected in the way we relate to ourselves, others and life itself. When our heart resides in a place of compassion, and not from control or rigid boundaries (i.e. restricting), but we have the skills and awareness to set sensible boundaries, which manifests as holding space.
The healing does not stop when you don’t have a certain addiction anymore; if you don't do the inner work, the addiction will manifest in a different way (i.e. sex addiction, work addiction, coffee addiction). The healing starts when you claim who you are in a deep way: when you claim your SOUL & claim FREEDOM. As you step on the journey of healing you will also notice clarity of what you meant to do in this WORLD and have the courage to walk that path.
What if your addiction was a gift which intends to bring you back on track?
I have just opened a new online therapy group for women (max 8 participants) who would like to heal their relationship with food and their body, as well as transform co-dependency issues.
Please contact me for more information, I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org