Agnieszka Konopka, PHD

psychologist, coach, therapist

founder of Composition Work method

Cambridge University Press author

Agnieszka Konopka, Ph.D.

Agnieszka Konopka is a psychologist with PhD in the psychology of emotions. She is the founder of Composition Work, a contemplative-dialogical method of art therapy/coaching. She works as a coach and therapist in a private practice in The Hague, The Netherlands, and gives training on Composition Work internationally.  In her private practice she works with people in transition, who wish to move to a new phase in life and grow. She is editor of the Handbook of dialogical self theory and psychotherapy: Bridging psychotherapeutic and cultural traditions. (together with Hubert Hermans and Miguel Goncalves). Agnieszka is Co-founder of International Institute for Dialogical Self and a member of the faculty at Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. She is Cambridge University Press author and co-author of Dialogical Self Theory: Positioning and Counter-Positioning in a Globalizing Society, written together with prof. dr. Hubert Hermans.


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Emotional Awareness Coaching: Mindful way of work to develop emotional awareness and presence as sources of vitality and base for one’s inner compass.

Compositionwork Coaching: Exploring your inner richness as a guide to growth and inner freedom.


Compositionwork Training: learning to work in a creative, symbolic, experience focused way to facilitate your practice as a coach or therapist.

Robert A, Neimeyer,

With her characteristic blend of clinical creativity and constructive coaching, Agnieszka gives participants the tools to enter into fresh and energizing dialogue with themselves, symbolizing and giving voice to aspects of their inner community long dormant or neglected. The result–whether etched in words or carefully arranged stones–can open the door to greater honesty and growth, moving participants to new depths of self-recognition and self-development. I recommend it to anyone who has ever felt the tug of inner contradiction, and who wants to explore the richness of their own complexity as a guide to growth

Robert A, Neimeyer,PhD, Author of Constructivist Psychotherapy and The Art of Longing, United States

Looking back on an intensive coaching with Agnieszka I can see that I’m grown enormously and become richer. Not financially rich, but spiritually richer. Analyzing my qualities: which I use, what qualities I never use or wrong and why I respond so, are questions that were answered with accompaniment of Agnieszka. I become more human, I can enjoy and I know more use of my varied qualities. For me it is now possible to get more balance in verbal and non-verbal communication.

Arjan van de Watering Directeur Risicobeheersing Brandweer Hollands Midden

This is a wonderful and amazing experience to go through the emotional coaching with Compositionwork program in the past 4 days. We got a lot of tears out and joy together with the dearest teacher, Agnieszka and other classmates. It is my first time to experience how powerful emotional coaching can be when Agnieszka stepped into everybody’s heart during each of coaching session.

Highly appreciated to have such an opportunity to learn from this heart-touching teacher-Agnieszka! Thank you a lot.


The Compositionwork training and emotional coaching with Compositionwork are one of most important milestones in my life. They really opened a new world for me! I grow up with high appreciation! Thanks a lot, Agnieszka


The emotional coaching with Compositionwork is the most inspiring transformational workshop I have even participated in my nineteen years of professional experience. For people who want to build stronger coaching skills to support others development and trigger deeper levels of self-awareness this workshop will be invaluable. Through the journey, Agnieszka demonstrates sincere caring, sophisticated facilitation skills and deeply-rooted understanding of human nature, which just like a lighthouse make the session warm and enlighten.


This workshop on emotional coaching with Compositionwork is not only a learning process, but also a great healing for all of us. By combining her professional skills and most important of all, personal qualities, she has healed, enriched and empowered each of us. I want to be her follower.