I've met Irina in one of my lowest points and I started her 12 sessions program with low to none expectations.
What I most enjoyed about her right from the beginning is her honesty. I tought it will be this "you can do it, look at me I did" kinda thing. But no. She comes in front of you with her scars up front, some still fresh and bleeding. She doesn't paint the perfect, unrealistic picture. She paints reality, by being herself so that you know not even her years long studying, let alone this 12 session process, will be a fix-it-all once in a lifetime deal.
I was depressed, I was barely over a burnout and overall overwhelmed.
Did she fix it? Of course not, because she is the first one to tell you that you actually don't need any fixing. That there is nothing broken about you, just unheard, not understood, or plain burried parts of yourself that leave you with missong puzzle pieces.
Then what? What is this process about if not about fixing?
It's about guiding you to start asking the most important questions you will ever ask...YOURSELF.
The question "what does this say about me?" that she made me ask myself always left me speechless. For the first sessions I could not give an answear to it if my life depended on it. But one magical day I could. And it was the hardest thing I ever did.
You see, the funny part is defining this self. We all hear about it, we all hear things like you are not what other people think of you, you are not your thoughts, you are not your actions, but do we really comprehend what that really means? I know for sure I didn't.
Well, now I do and I can't stress enough what a huge thing this is. Half year of therapy didn't help me to really get it, but Irina did, and for that, working with her will remain in my top personal achievements in this lifetime.
She will not fix your problems.
She will help you do something way better that. She will give you the tools, the weapons, and the instructions that you will use for the rest of your life in your process towards yourself.
And that is priceless.
She will help you not only to listen to your true self, but actually understand yourself. She will help you undestand your emotions, your reactions and your gut feelings from where you can start reframing everything that you want or need. If she ever asks you to put a name on your fear and make it a person that you actually have conversations with (I know, it sounded bullocks for me too in the beginning), trust me, do it. You can thank me later and I will never stop thanking her for this.
For me this process was completely life changing. In ALL aspects.
I've found myself benefiting from it every minute of my life afterwards.