Counselling

Carl Ransom Rogers once said of counselling that it is primarily a meeting between two people. That is why I also place emphasis on a pleasant home environment. You can read more about how I work below. The ideal format is for 1 session of 60 minutes once a week. However, be prepared that the hour a week is not the only thing you will need to invest. If you really want to make a difference, you will need to invest additional time and effort during the time between our meetings. You’ll need time for yourself, for reflection, for making the changes you decide to make, and sometimes I give clients “homework.” But know that this is the type of investment that is one of the few that always pays off for a person.

How I work

I strongly believe that it is necessary to respect each person’s individual world, and if I get the honor of being invited to ones’ world as a guide and advisor, I want to tiptoe through its environment and I definitely do not intend to change it to my own image. I also regularly attend supervisions to ensure I’m not doing that. Every man’s inner world is sacred to me. This also applies to the internal world of participants of seminars and workshops I lead – whether for the public or for companies.

Like Carl Ransom Rogers, the founder of humanistic psychotherapy, I fundamentally believe that the key thing that helps a person find his hidden inner resources and motivation to achieve the best possible version of himself – self-actualization – is an encounter with another person. Rogers has demonstrated with scientific approach that in order for client to benefit for such an encounter, the psychotherapist or counselor (he was using both terms) must meet three basic criteria – to offer unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence, to be authentic, be oneself, and at the same time to be capable of acting according to one’s feelings and physical experiences.

But I believe that in some life situations, a little more is needed. That is why I have also made great effort to learn about numerous other psychotherapeutic approaches as well as the psychological theory.

Who I work with

I only provide individual counselling for adults. I do not offer couple or family counselling, nor do I work with children. However, I am happy to refer you to any of my colleagues who work in these areas. You can also contact with confidence the Terapie.cz portal, which brings together all private psychotherapists with current availability.

If your partner or family member is, or has been in the last 5 years, a client of mine, I regret that I cannot work with you for ethical reasons. This is firstly because the therapist is supposed to have a view of the client without any bias and look at their life situation through their eyes and their eyes only, which is not so easy to provide in such a case, and secondly because the current/former client needs to have a safe environment to return to, which would be difficult to provide if they knew that someone close to them was coming to me.

Price

The price for a single 60-minute session is CZK 3,000 . The session can also take place via Skype, Microsoft Teams or WhatsApp.

In case you need to apologize from the session, please let me know at least 24 hours in advance. If the client does not apologize properly, he or she is obliged to pay for the session.

Payment can be made by bank transfer to bank account no.: 2400103235/2010 (IBAN: CZ14 2010 0000 0024 0010 3235, BIC: FIOBCZPPXXX) on the day of the session.

How to make an appointment

You can make an appointment either by sending an e-mail to martin@zikmund.cz or by phone at +420 602 630 155. I usually respond to emails and text messages within 48 hours. Unfortunately, I can’t receive phone calls most of the day.

I have more than 14 days after 3rd dose of Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Important notice: I am currently at full capacity and I am not accepting new clients or adding them to my waiting list. Former clients are welcome to return to therapy if needed.

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