RITA MARI SCHAEPER
Welcome to my website. I would like to introduce myself briefly. My name is Rita Mari Schaeper, I am a psychotherapist and process worker. I work with individuals, relationships and groups and facilitate therapeutic and personal development workshops. I am a member of the Polish Association of Psychotherapists and Practitioners of Process Oriented Psychology. I am also a musician and artist, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin.
I work at my office in Jelenia Góra, Poland and online. I offer therapy sessions and workshops in Polish, English and German. I develop my skills at the Institute of Process Work in Warsaw being trained by Polish and International teachers. I work under supervision
Ever since I remember people, their stories, their lives and their development have fascinated me.
I wondered why some people, when dealing with difficult situations, come out stronger and find meaning and fulfillment, while others get stuck in their unhappy situations.
Do the challenges that we must face in life, have any sense we might discover? When I worked on my own difficulties, I experienced firsthand, how they changed into precious signposts.
I studied Process Work to support people in using their problems, various experiences and resources to gain a happier and more fulfilled life.
For me life itself is a great artist and I love to explore all kinds of creative expressions. I love music and singing, visual arts, literature and creative writing, films, dance and theatre.
In my work as a psychotherapist I also use these creative tools while working with my clients.
I believe that each person is unique. We all have our inner wisdom, our wise guide. In my work as a psychotherapist, I help people to follow their deep nature and get in touch with this inner power. With respect, openness and mindfulness I follow their experiences. I accompany them in difficult life situations, such as in times of change, reorientation and crisis, and support their personal development.
I am open to people of all ages, different sexual orientations, relational styles, different nationalities and beliefs.
HOW PSYCHOTHERAPY CAN HELP
We are able to handle most of our problems ourselves. Maybe we also find understanding and get support from our loved ones and other people whom we trust. Sometimes, however, this is not enough, because we do not get the kind of help we need. This might be the right moment to get some professional support in psychotherapy sessions.
If you are struggling with difficulties that are too big a challenge for you, if you suffer and feel powerless, if you can’t see any light in the tunnel, then psychotherapy can give you relief and help. When you address your problems and work on them, you may even find that these difficulties become a doorway leading you to a happier, richer and more conscious life.
Things that seem most disturbing, bizarre or forgotten often bring new insights and surprising solutions. What appears difficult, oppressive and frightening can turn into something invigorating and creative.
You don't have to wait for your world to explode. You can also take advantage of psychotherapy sessions when you need more awareness and are looking for fresh perspectives, new opportunities for action, or more satisfaction and meaning in life.
If you are interested in yourself and in your personal development, then the decision to enter psychotherapy may be your first step to change.
The first consultation is for you and me to get to know each other a little. There will be space for you to talk about your current situation and your difficulties. You can ask questions and check if this form of therapy suits you.
Together we decide if we want to continue our work. We will set further dates and determine the frequency and number of sessions according to your needs and possibilities. Consultation as a one-time meeting may also be the right form for you if you have only one issue or question that you want to address with the help of a professional.
Short-term psychotherapy is helpful when you have to deal with a new life situation or need support in a specific area. Instead of struggling with the problem alone, you can use a few psychotherapy sessions that can bring you relief and a new perspective.
During these meetings, you can gain greater awareness of the situation, understand different relationships and behavioral patterns, and find new and better ways to act.
Here, you can also work on a specific physical symptom, an interesting or disturbing dream, on a relational aspect or on work-related problems.
You decide what issues are important to you and what you would like to work on.
The problems and difficulties that have been bothering you for a long time generally require more work and longer therapy. They are often rooted in childhood experiences or are connected to long-established behavioral patterns. You may have repeated personal difficulties, traumatic experiences or painful memories, long-term relationship problem or sexual difficulties, chronic bodily symptoms or a sense that your life is meaningless. Then it is worth having psychotherapy as a way of investing in yourself and improving the quality of your life
Psychotherapy offers you support in difficult times and it empowers you. In a safe and accepting atmosphere it is easier for you to review your problems and gain greater awareness of yourself and your situation. Working on difficulties helps you find new perspectives and solutions that are right for you.
Psychotherapy is a valuable time to meet yourself. It supports your inner and outer development and your individual process. You may also call it a “luxury for the soul”, because psychotherapy can be deeply transformative. Not only can you help yourself and change your life for better, but you can also get some valuable self-knowledge and find a good place in this world.
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
If you want to make an appointment, you can contact me by phone or e-mail. Day and evening dates are available. I will try to consider your time preferences.
The following questions may help you with the preparation for the first session:
• What is your main problem? What is your need?
• What would you like to work on during the next session?
• What questions do you have?
• Do you have any doubts you want to express?
• What else should the therapist know about you?
(regarding your physical and mental well-being safety)
In my work, I am guided by the Code of Ethics of the Polish Association of Psychotherapists and Practitioners of Process Oriented Psychology.