Hope, Growth, Change, Recovery
Psychology & Coaching: Hope, Growth, Change & Recovery. Anna Monika Makinen supports: Foreign community in Finland, Local Finnish clients and particularly parents of children with chronic illness and disabilities, Polish speaking community, and people who need Occupational Health Psychology counselling. tel: +358 504840683 +48 531 936 111
Anna Monika Makinen
Hi, I’m Anna! I’m a licensed psychologist, coach, advisor and consultant.
My purpose is helping people in creating well-being for themselves, their families and their organizations. I’m continuously curious about how we create well-being, how our minds work, how we change our behavior, what makes us happy and why. I like to explore and share my enthusiasm for these topics through my continuous studies, my work with individuals and organizations and through interactions with other professionals.
I received a Master of Science degree (with honors) in Clinical and Health psychology. Previously I studied Finnish language and culture, Swedish language and Teaching English as a second language. I also hold an MBA in International Business Management from Helsinki University of Technology. I am a certified business coach, through Business Coaching Institute of Helsinki.
The people I support and my services
Occupational Health Psychology
Foreign community in Finland
Local Finnish clients and particularly parents of children with chronic illness and disabilities
Polish speaking community
Coaching is a professional way of developing people’s skills and abilities, and of boosting performance. It can also help deal with clients’ issues and challenges so that they do not become major problems. Professional coaching is carried out by a qualified professional who works with clients to improve their understanding of themselves and the world around them, to identify the client’s strengths and their approach to tasks and change in order to improve effectiveness and performance, and through that to help them achieve their full potential.
A coaching session will typically take place as a conversation between the coach and the coachee (person being coached), and it focuses on helping the coachee discover answers for themselves. After all, people are much more likely to engage with solutions that they have come up with themselves, rather than those that are forced upon them!
My Working Principles
Respect & Positive Regard
What is “integrative counselling and coaching” by Anna Mäkinen
Counselling is a different form of assistance from psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. My “Integrative Counselling and Coaching” starts from the idea of addressing the immediate issues in people’s lives and provides an opportunity to explore and address the associated emotions. Primarily it supports the client in finding the ways of coping and developing oneself towards personal well-being. The coaching, in turn, provides tools and solutions to tackle particular challenges.
My “integrative counselling and coaching” seeks to provide an environment that can bring relief, lessen the sense of aloneness and isolation that often accompanies personal crises and offers support and tools to help you find solutions to your problems.
Welcome to my office in Vantaa/Tikkurila.
If you can’t get here for a face-to-face appointment, I work also over Skype. You can find me as Anna Mäkinen (Chwastowska). Please, book the skype appointments as you would f2f appointment by contacting me by e-mail or through the contact form.