IAPT Post Graduate Certificate in Systemic Family Practice
Transactional Analysis 101
NCFE Advanced Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory
I am a caring, conscientious and competent counsellor/psychotherapist with extensive experience in offering support, rehabilitation and guidance to clients who are experiencing challenging times, be it through trauma experienced, mental health struggles such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or relational issues. I continuously endeavour to offer a warm, safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for my clients to explore and understand difficulties which may be impacting on everyday life, whilst learning new skills to enable them to manage situations or emotions.
Children and Young People’s Mental Health including: Post Adoption, Couple Therapy, Family Conflict, Therapeutic Parenting, Family Loss, Depression, OCD and ASD, Sexuality, Eating Disorder (If under Psychiatric care for risk management)
I have a wealth of experience of working within mental health with children and young people and within difficult relationship issues. I work in inpatient facilities and within NHS CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service) and have worked with private clients/families.
I am aware of how hard it is to ask for help and if only I could give you a gift to know that I am not here to judge you but to be on everyone’s side to help you be able to enjoy each other and have the kind of relationships you want.
When working individually I have lots of experience in engaging young people and children and being creative and playful when needed.
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
HCPC reg., CPsychol., MBACP reg.
Practitioner Doctorate (PsychD) in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology, B.Sc. Psychology (first-class honours/Valedictorian)
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with experience in working with people presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties.
My background is diverse as I have worked in a Community Mental Health Team, a Specialist Psychotherapy Department, a Community Health Psychology Service and a University Counselling Centre. I have also worked as a University Lecturer for the University of East London and Visiting Lecturer for the City University of London.
I have experience in working with different therapeutic models (integrative, CBT, ACT, person-centred, psychodynamic and family-systemic) and I have developed an eclectic approach, which is tailored to each individual’s unique self and needs. I have also been trained in EMDR, which is a specialised therapy for people who have had traumatic experiences and have developed distress in the form of PTSD, phobias, anxiety, depression and other difficulties.
Psychotherapist/Counsellor & Mindfulness Practitioner
I am a qualified psychotherapist /counsellor working with adults, young people and children. I work in a variety of settings including schools. I work integratively, using different approaches from the major therapeutic models to suit your needs. Counselling helps you discover what issues might be affecting you. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space. I help with difficulties such as depression, all types of anxiety and stress including OCD, phobias and PTSD, anger, family issues, bereavement and loss, sexuality and relationships, trauma and self defeating behaviours such as self harm. My work with children and young people is age appropriate. I have an extensive knowledge base regarding the nature of childhood and adolescent development. Younger children are encouraged to express themselves in a non-verbal way using a range of art, stories and creative methods. I teach Mindfulness and provide one-to-one sessions and group work in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as recommended by the NHS (NICE Guidelines), where I predominantly work to reduce stress and promote psychological wellbeing.
Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy
MA.CPP, UKCP Accredited, BACP Reg.
I offer Core Process Psychotherapy, a mindfulness based approach in therapy.
I have been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 2007, having completed my professional training at the Karuna Institute, Devon, UK. Core Process Psychotherapy falls under the umbrella of humanistic and integrative approaches within the UK Council for Psychotherapy.
I wish to accompany your journey and support you being with any challenges that you might be experiencing. By truly allowing our experience to be, we have the possibility of moving forward and reconnecting with a greater sense of wellbeing. I work at a pace that is right for you, helping you to identify resources that can support you during therapy and in your life.
I offer my work in English and Polish and offer both short and long term work for adults on a weekly basis.
For further details please see my website. I offer a first meeting free of cost which is an introduction to the work we can do together and an exploration of your needs.
Psychotherapy & Counselling
MA Psychotherapy; Dip. Couns; UKCP Registered
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering both short and longer term therapy for a wide range of issues. These may include finding support in periods of distress, addressing a particular issue (eg. anxiety, anger, relationships, self-esteem, identity, bereavement etc.,) or the wish to deepen your awareness and understanding of yourself, your patterns and your experience. I hope to help you gain insight, enhance your life and to live it more fully and creatively through the experience of a respectful, supportive and trusting therapeutic relationship. In my experience this is the catalyst for coming into true relationship with oneself, healing relational trauma and connecting with others.
My training is in Psychosynthesis, a depth psychology which has been called a psychology of Hope as well as of ‘Will and Love’. Core to this is an awareness that suffering and growth go hand in hand and that finding our good and skillful will allows us to connect with what holds value, meaning and purpose for us. And somewhere along the line we get glimpses of what Love might feel like as well. My practice is also informed by mindfulness, attachment theory, neuroscience, somatic experiencing, Davanloo’s ISTDP and meditation.
Please feel free to enquire for further details.
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