We have worked with English speaking people from these countries:

COVID-19 Information and Informed consent

Due to the announced state of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations of sanitary experts and the Polish Psychological Association and the Polish Psychiatric Association, until the epidemic is under control, it is suggested that consultations, psychotherapy sessions and psychological assistance take place online via tele-therapy means.

We recommend such sessions to our patients and people thinking about undertaking psychological help. We work on Zoom, Skype, Meet, Hangouts, Whatsapp and other platforms in order to provide the best experience possible.

From 15/06/2020 we reopen the possibility of sessions in the office. Such meetings during a pandemic are at risk of transmitting the SARS-CoV-19 virus, which we are now making you aware of.

Each client has to read and agree to sign the Informed consent.

W recommend once again staying in or starting online sessions with us.

Instructions for taking sessions in the office during the COVID-19 pandemic

  1. Come to the Center about the time of the session. If you are earlier, wait in the car or outside
  2. Take a visor or mask with you. The visor helmet will work better – you will be better seen. Put it on before entering the office. Do not take off until you leave the Center.
  3. The door to the Center will be closed. Use a bell. You will be admitted by the therapist.
  4. After entering the Center, disinfect your hands. The therapist, even if he/she has had the habit of shaking your hand so far, will now welcome you in a different way due to a pandemic situation.
  5. The therapist will lead you to the office and walk you to the door after the session.
  6. If you want to use the toilet, use hand and surface disinfectants.
  7. Take a bottle of water with you, we cannot give you a drink.
  8. The Center will offer hand disinfectants and disposable gloves. Tell us if you want to use them.
  9. The session may take place in a different room than before.
  10. Make a payment for the session by bank transfer before the session
  11. In the event of fever, dry cough, fatigue or other symptoms of COVID-19 or in contact with a person who is carrying the SARS-CoV-19 virus, immediately inform the therapist.

Psychotherapy and Counseling in English

For all English speaking foreigners Ogrody Zmian offer counseling and therapy in English. Our English speaking psychologists have training in cross-cultural psychology and are available for individual, couple or family therapy as well as for counseling.

For those of you having trouble with the Polish reality and acculturation, raising children in a new culture and a new educational system, getting along with Polish colleagues, partners or family, we offer counseling, support and cultural trainings.

With all other interpersonal or intra personal problems, our English speaking psychologists are available for individual, couple or family counseling and therapy appointments. We all work under supervision and are members of Polish leading professional associations.

English speaking psychotherapists:

Mirjam Tiel van Buul
Mirjam Tiel van BuulPsychologist, psychotherapist, couple therapist
An accredited Clinical Gestalt Psychotherapist and Counselor. In addition she is a registered nurse and hold degrees in clinical psychology, psychopathology and human development at University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is registered with the EAGT (European Association of Gestalt Therapy) and a member of ICE EFT (International Centre of Excellence in Emotional Focused Therapy). Mirjam has been providing therapy and counseling for the English-speaking and Dutch-speaking within the international community for the last 10 years. She also offers online therapy for individuals, relational and couples. Her expertise is working with different nationalities within the relationships.
Bartosz Szymczyk
Bartosz SzymczykPsychologist, psychotherapist, couple and family therapist
Psychologist, MA in clinical psychology and cross-cultural psychology. Trained (a 5 year postgraduate program) in individual, couple and family psychotherapy. Member of the Polish Psychological Association, the Polish Psychiatric Association and the Families in Global Transition Research Network. Works with couples, families and individuals. Has experience in teaching and research at the Warsaw International School in Psychology, the University of Warsaw and at the University of SWPS, Warsaw. Working on PhD thesis in psycholinguistics at the Polish Academy of Science. Trained in attachment parenting counselling and perinatal counselling.
Magdalena Smelkowska
Magdalena SmelkowskaPsychologist, psychotherapist
MA in psychology; a graduate of Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities in 2 faculties: clinical psychology and social psychology in English (studies lead in English); a member of Polish Society of Existential Psychotherapy. Since 2007 she has been attending a psychotherapeutic training in Existential Analysis lead by prof. Alfried Laengle, a president of the International Society of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis. She works with adults and offers counselling as well as individual psychotherapy.
Anna Owczarska-Osinska
Anna Owczarska-OsinskaPsychologist, psychotherapist
Psychologist and a French philologist, MA in cross-cultural psychology, chief elect of ATD Poland (anti-poverty charity organization) and a partner of European Union Anti Poverty Network. Completed a 4 year psychotherapy program in INTRA Institute, atested by the Polish Psychological Association. Has personal experience of living abroad in other cultures with her family. Partner of Polish State Program powroty.zielonalinia.gov.pl for Poles returning from emigration. Works in English as a co-therapists with couples and families. Also works in French.

We offer counselling, psychotherapy, couple therapy and family therapy at reasonable prices:

Type of service Length of a session Number of therapists* Price
Individual Counselling session 50 minutes one therapist 180 PLN
Individual Psychotherapy session 50 minutes one therapist 180 PLN
Individual Psychotherapy session 80 minutes one therapist 250 PLN
Family or Couple Counselling or Therapy session 50 minutes one therapist 210 PLN
Family or Couple Counselling or Therapy session 80 minutes one therapist 280 PLN
Family or Couple Counselling or Therapy session 50 minutes two therapists 270 PLN
Family or Couple Counselling or Therapy session 80 minutes two therapists 330 PLN

*- we recommend appointing with two therapists for family therapy

Our locations:

Ogrody Zmian Saska Kępa


ul. Dąbrowiecka 32 m 6, I floor
03-906 Warszawa

There is only small waiting room available- please arrive on time

Ogrody Zmian Międzylesie


Al. Dzieci Polskich 20
Warszawa 04-730

We are in a part of IPCZD Hospital (Child’s Health Centre Memorial Hospital), near the Patron Hotel. Waiting room available.

Call us for an appointment at +48 502 510 037
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