“Deep down within the heart there is a stillness which is healing, a trust in the universal laws which is unwavering, and a strength which is rock-like. But because it is so deep we need both patience and perseverance when digging for it.”  – Paul Brunton, The Notebooks of Paul Brunton

What to Expect
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My name is Kateřina Mononen, I work as a qualified psychologist in the Helsinki area. I am licensed by Valvira in Finland. My work is based on psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theories (Guided Affective Imagery) and mindfulness techniques MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction).

I emphasize a trustful relationship, true listening and an empathic, accepting and non-judging attitude. I use mental imagery, unconscious symbols, dreamwork,  relaxation techniques and practice of mindfulness in my work.

I focus mainly on stress reduction by solving inner conflicts and rediscovering life contentment. I believe that our minds and bodies work together as a unit. Stress causes damage that we experience on both psychological and physiological levels, and prevents us from living in harmony with ourselves and the world around us.

During my consultations, I guide you to find your own inner resources and coping mechanisms to overcome current difficulties. That allows you to experience the world from a new perspective and enable you to break non-functional patterns of behaviour.

I believe the key to finding solutions to our problems lies within ourselves; my role is to help you discover the key.


Valvira (The National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health) qualified psychologist, 2013


Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Philosophy, Psychology with clinical specialization (MA) 2000-2005
Jyväskylän yliopisto, Jyväskylä, Faculty of Psychology, studying ex-change programme, 2002-2004
Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Science, Biology (BA), Anthropology (MA) 1993-1999

  • Undergoing long-term psychotherapy training of Czech Society for Guided Affective Imagery, Brno (since 2006, 600+ h.), status of Candidate (2007)
  • Member of Psychological Practitioners Finland Ry, PPF (since 2022)
  • Member of Herttoniemen Hylkeet (winter swimming) (since 2021)
  • International conference for Guided Affective Imagery, Velehrad, 2019
  • International conference for Guided Affective Imagery, Kuks, 2017
  • Member of Czech Society for Guided Affective Imagery, Brno (since 2007)
  • MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), Psychoterapy Institute, Helsinki (T.Malinen 2013-2015, 42,5h.)
  • Loving Kindness Meditation Metta Bhavana, Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation Practice (since 2012), Chanting of Mantra (Akasaka 2013-2016, 48h.) Triratna Buddhist Community, Helsinki
  • International conference for Guided Affective Imagery, Prague, 2011
  • Hypnosis, Division for hypnosis of the Czech psychiatric society and Psychiatric sanatorium in Kromeriz, Kromeriz (S.Kratochvil, 2010, 40h.)
  • International conference for Guided Affective Imagery, Źďár nas Sázavou, 2009
  • Hypnosis, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä (P.J.Hawkins 2002, 40h.)
  • Nonverbal Techniques in Psychotherapy (relaxation, body work, art therapy, music therapy etc.), Centre for Youth and Family Therapy, Prague (J.Vodnanska,1998,143h.)
Work Experience in Psychology
  • Ad Rem Counselling + 4500 h. of psychological counselling & therapy since 2015
  • Psychological Counselling, MedicLine under Cline C Services (consultations, hypnosis, psychotherapy), Prague (2007-2010)
  • Psychologist in Fund for Children in Need (diagnostics, crisis intervention, psychotherapy), Prague (2006-2008)
  • Consultant and Psychologist in Recruitment Agency AXIOS (diagnostics in selective procedures, assesment center), Prague (2005-2007)

In my life I have been most influenced by : my dear family and friends, all the precious people I have met, Czech and Finnish cultures, GAI psychotherapy training, my teachers L.Běťák and P.Teichmann, from the literature C.G.Jung, H.Leuner, V.Kast, L.Reddemann, R.A.Johnson, E.Tomáš, P.Brunton, F.Drtikol, J.K.Zinn, E.Tolle, R.Spira, yoga and buddhism.

“We spend so little time in the present moment that it’s anything but ordinary.” – Andy Puddicombe