DR. MARIA Z KEMPINSKA MBE
PhD MA MBACP
MEDIATOR (REGENTS UNIVERSIT
CONSCIOUS COMEDY WORKSHOPS
VERY BREIF PERSONAL HISTORY
Why am I telling you this well because you can see something can be made from nothing. And that when I work with you you know I have done the work myself. Whatever struggles you are encountering you can get through it.
At 17 I ran a Social Action Group at Cassio College in Watford. At 19 I volunteered for the Samaritans on their Sunday afternoon telephone lines under the guidance of Chad Varah. From then I trained as a teacher of English and Drama.
I created and ran Jongleurs Comedy Clubs in 1983 which I started by myself with an overdraft of £300 and a bicycle as collateral.
In 2000 the business of 8 clubs was sold and the name was exclusive licensed to clubs were bought by Regent Inns. From there a further 8 clubs were created. This made Jongleurs Comedy Clubs the largest global comedy chain.
I wanted to train as a psychotherapist as my catholic parents who were incredible people had been prisoners of war in Siberia by the Russians left them with CPTSD. My fathers family was murdered by the Nazi's and uncle in Auschwitz. My mother's first husband was murdered in the Katyn Massacre and she lost her whole family. I saw the effect of the war on their lives and the secondary traumatic impact it made on children. of war. I was born to my family to make 4 children at that time and in one room in Paddington. I was raised in South Oxhey council estate near Watford where my second sister was born. At school organised regular charity fund raising events as a teenager and ran a social action group at college in Watford. This underpins my life. I now have 2 amazing children who give the most significant meaning to my life.
I bring all my knowledge training and experience to your sessions. The sessions are for you will all the help and support that is needed. Our therapeutic relationship can help you find your way. Losing your focus, not sure which direction to take, difficulty making friends are symptoms. Anxiety, fear, work related issues, couples problems, uncertainty, fear of failure and suicidal ideation, stress, depression, pressure, trauma, addiction, relationship issues, bereavement, ADHD, low self esteem, self harm all these are symptoms of our inner unconscious overwhelming us.
I listen to your story without judgment and reflect on your life to make sense of your unconscious and conscious clues. Our dialogue explores patterns as they emerge and your road becomes clearer. Bringing the unconscious to consciousness help us navigate our next steps. We cannot do this alone.
COUPLE MEDIATION - Couples often go through difficult times for various reasons. I speak to
couples separately and mediate between them. This means the heat is taken out of the situation and much of the
underlying problems can be worked out. Clients resolve their differences and reignite their relationship.
BUSINESS COACHING I have successfully coached clients in their work, in business and in start ups. Leadership and management are often problems and I am here to help find your style listen to your intuition and make correct and successful decisions.
NON-EXEC - I have the added bonus of not only having grown my own company but also being able to add the psychological and mental health attributes to you and your company.
DREAMWORK: is a part of my sessions which really can uncover internal conflicts, anxieties and obstacles. It is also an exciting internal drama which speaks to us in a truly personal and uniquely creative way which can give the deepest insight.
My Session Fees:
Individual sessions £ POA (sliding scale)
Dr. Maria Z Kempinska MBE
'My session with Dr Maria Kempinska was beyond all expectation. I was extremely impressed by her quick understanding of my issue and greatly touched by her compassion'
PhD PSYCHOANALYSIS - CENTRE FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX - Thesis - The Acquisition of Comedic Skills as a Component of Growth and Individuation: Post- Jungian and Psychoanalytic Perspectives.(2017)
MA IN PSYCHOTHERAPY AND HEALING - MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY - Dissertation - Psychological Types in Standup Comedy (2004)
ACCREDITED IN MEDIATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
CREATOR & CEO OF JONGLEURS COMEDY CLUBS 1983 -2014 16 clubs over the UK. plus CEO DIRECTOR OF DINGWALLS 1992 onwards.
DRAMA THERAPY CERTIFICATE - UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON
ATTACHMENT THEORY - BOWLBY INSTITUTE
REIKI - Level 1 & 2
Myers-Briggs Step 2 Oxford 2004
Myers-Briggs Step 1 Oxford 2003
TEACHER OF ENGLISH AND DRAMA - PHILIPPA FAWCETT, STREATHAM.
SAMARITAN WITH CHAD VARA
VOLUNTEERED IN LEAVESDEN ASYLUM
CREATED AND RAN SOCIAL ACTION GROUP AT WEST HERTS COLLEGE (CASSIO COLLEGE) WATFORD