I have known Karolina for almost nine years having attended group and individual mindfulness sessions that she has run along with other therapy-based support meetings. She has contributed to making mindfulness practices an important part of my day-to-day life and how I look after myself.
Her knowledge of trauma and its effects on a child’s development and behaviour has strengthened my own understanding and way of thinking so allowing me to broaden the approaches and strategies that I use. Karolina has also advocated for my child in professional settings, so that their needs and behaviours can be understood and appropriate provisions and strategies to support their needs identified.
Karolina genuinely appears to care and takes time to listen and get to know you. This makes me feel safe in talking about issues that come up and how I am feeling about them and consider ways to move forward. The way she engages with my young person, showing real interest in their interests and reflecting these into activities and discussions helps gain their participation, but at the same time, giving them space when they need their own space.