for growth and therapy

psychological practice


Dr Agnieszka Konopka

psychologist, coach, therapist

founder of Compositionwork method

Cambridge University Press author

Agnieszka Konopka, Ph.D.

Agnieszka Konopka is a psychologist with PhD in the psychology of emotions. 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. She is the founder of Composition Work, an artistic contemplative method of work with emotions and identity. She works as a coach and therapist in a private practice in Den Haag, The Netherlands, and internationally giving training and workshops on Compositionwork and emotional coaching.  In her private practice she works with people in transition: personal, professional and cultural; people who have a wish to move to a new phase in life and grow; people who experience loss of meaning and energy, or who want to deepen contact with themselves and others.

“My aim is to help people grow and heal through deepening awareness and felt presence, unfolding and exploring the richness of their unique self,  and contacting the direct experience of deep feelings, that function as an inner compass, a source of vitality and connection. In our world of speed and information we may need to nurture or heal the connection with a slower and deep dimension of feelings and presence. Enhancing contact with feelings is empowering, since in this way we refine and develop an inner compass that allows us to act on the basis of our personal values and needs instead of on those imposed by culture or implicit “shoulds”. ”


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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

It is an amazing journey with self healing power. The emotional transformation occurred in an elegant and respectful way. The growth for individuals is elevating and empowering. Agnieszka is an experienced coach with compassion, authenticity and professionalism. Her accumulation of knowledge and experiences over years enable her to intervene with a lot of spontaneity. Thanks Agnieszka for bringing such  beautiful method and products to professionals and business leaders in China. We definitely want you back

Joanne Zhang, Ph.DPartner, Inspire Group, China

I have heard before some masters (they call themselves) delivering lectures about emotion and how to deal with emotions. During these 4 days I realize the difference between heart experience and a touch of mind. I feel so grateful to have you as the master coach. I believe that it will make a huge difference in my life. Chinese culture has a lot of similarities with psychology. I have experiences this similarity in these days. You are my role model in emotional coaching. I so admire your professionalism, peaceful kindness and compassion. You are just like Boddhisatva. I love you so much!

Genky ZhangVice President - ‎Korn Ferry Hay Group

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.

Wilson ZhangManaging Director,Sounthern China, Corn Ferry

The 4 days emotional coaching with Compositionwork workshop is a magic experience to me. I’ve experienced amazing exploration of myself. The body knows. Our emotion expresses only little through words but more through our body. Agnieszka has extraordinary skills in facilitating the workshop and her compassion and caring of each participant is amazing.

Shohung WangHR Vice-president, Novonordisk, China

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.

Lily ChenInspire Group, Partner, China

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

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

Sandy Dong, Shanghai, China

Sandy DongHRBP, Shanghai, China

This emotional coaching with Compositionwork workshop with Agnieszka has been an eye opener, mind cleansing and heart-lightening journey. She is like a miracle-worker with powerful tenderness who can help us open up. She gives us the space and freedom to confront ourselves as well as the courage to evoke our inner sources of power.

Wufeng, TanPh.D

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.