Psychology consultants by Irina Furman
Irina Furman – psychologist, certified Gestalt therapist, the leader of Psychology Studio. Works with adults, families, speaks Russian and English.
Working experience as a psychologist: 5 years. Previous employment: 10 years as a marketing manager (from low-level manager to top management).
Today my clients are regular people who are not satisfied with certain aspects of their life and want to improve their situation. Basically, those aspects consist of two main parts:
- Career or changes in career orientation. There are more and more people nowadays who are not satisfied with their current job and are not motivated to continue.
- Relationships or their absence. Due to my previous experience working in big companies with expats, I’ve learned that there is a gap in culture understanding and a problem to socialize after a working day. Of course, there are a lot of options everywhere, especially in Moscow, but it’s still stressful. Everyone understands that immigration makes life complicated: no friends, no relatives – it seems like you have to start everything all over again. Stress also affects all aspects of life, like the relationships with other people.
Also, there are relationships on the background that need improvement all the time. It’s very natural to have dynamics in relationships, it leads to more co-operation and satisfaction. And sometimes each of us faces hard times in relationships and needs to deal with it and make them work.
How can Gestalt therapy help?
In many cases stress is related to communication problems between people: whether there is not enough communication, lack of relationships or when the quality of the relationships does not meet our expectations.
In this case you don’t need to treat the stress, but just to find a better way to adapt to a new reality and learn from the mistakes of the past and be able to gain new experience. Actually, this is what Gestalt therapy is all about. Gestalt means image. And if the old perception of your image doesn't work, you need to review the dots which compose that image and find another picture composed by the same dots. For example, if you see triangles and squares, you can review those dots into parallelepipeds or even circles. And there will be no more stress, because you’ll just have a different perspective of the reality!
Let's check how it works!
Here is a short quizz: whom do you see at this picture - old woman? young lady?
If you feel you need to get rid of the stress, stay cool and enjoy your life or if you have any questions, please, don’t hesitate to contact me.