Ania Dopierala, Reg MBACP counsellor
Hi and welcome. My name is Ania and I'm qualified integrative counsellor with several years of an experience working with adults and teenagers. I work in Manchester and Warrington.
Experience and qualifications: I started my career 10 years ago (as a student) working for a statutory organisation as a motivational therapist for people who struggled with addictions. I also run psycho-education and motivation groups, I was a dedicated online support and phone helpline counsellor, provided short term therapy for the families of those who struggled with addictions and training for local statutory and charity organisations.
Later I developed my career in NHS as mental health practitioner working with people with range of mental health difficulties, including those with severe conditions, like psychosis and personality disorders.
My work has always been therapy focused. I completed PgCert Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Bradford University. I also studied Person- Centred Therapy at Manchester College and Integrative Counselling at Manchester University. Since then I have been attending variety of courses and training to enhance my skills. I have completed specialist training in therapy for eating disorders and disturbed eating run by National Institute for Eating Disorders.
I split my professional time between variety of placements to ensure my skills are developing to meet diverse group of clients. Currently I work for an occupational health organisation helping employees of local organisations to overcome work related stress and other barriers that may stop them from enjoying their work. I support a community organisation providing services to survivors of sexual violence and their families, delivering both short term, solution focused therapy, and an open ended support, depending on client’s needs. I also work with children 11 years old and above within a local NHS Children and Adolescents Mental Health Service.
What do I offer: In my private practice I offer therapy that suits my clients both in approach I take and in the length of the therapy.
I use a tailored to you combination of skills that come from both, years of experience of working with those suffering from mental health difficulties, and from my diverse training. At the core of my practice I use emphatic, non-judgemental listening combined with ideas and tools taken from CBT, Gestalt and Psychodynamic schools of therapy. Whatever I do in therapy is however always led by what you feel comfortable with.
Whom do I work with: I can help people struggling with depression and anxiety, stress, panic attacks, obsessive tendencies, relationship issues, trauma, including sexual assaults (I also work with families of perpetrators), identity and cultural transition issues, eating disorders, disturbed/chaotic eating and obesity, bereavement, addictions, but I also see clients who wish to develop inter and intra personal skills and widen their strengths. I can also provide short term crisis resolution focused support.
I provide supervision for mental health practitioners within NHS and charities and deliver training to variety of organisations.
My work is closely supervised in line with British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy guidance and I follow organisation's Ethical Framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
2017- Essential Practitioner's Skills in Management of Obesity, National Institute for Eating Disorders, London
2017- Practitioner's Skills in Eating Disorders, National Institute for Eating Disorders, London
2016- Working with domestic violence, BACP Professional Development Day, Manchester
2016- Trauma in counselling and psychotherapy, Mindsite, Manchester
2013- 2015 PgDip in Integrative Counselling, The University of Manchester
2012- 2014 PGCert in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, University of Bradford
2011- 2012 ABC Level 3 Counselling Skills (Person-Centred Approach). The Manchester College
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Warrington: £40 per 50 minutes session of individual counselling.
Deansgate: £45 per 50 minutes session of individual counselling.
£35 per 50 minutes session via Skype
Concessions for students and those of low income.
I offer therapy in both English and Polish language.
Psychoterapia w jezyku polskim.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||język polski|
Flexible, for negotiations. Evenings and weekends available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|