Bogumila Malinowska MA, MBACP registerd

Bogumila Malinowska MA, MBACP registerd

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About me

BACP registered member (201099). I am effective as a counsellor.I counsel in English and Polish.

The therapeutic relationship is incredibly healing and empowering and I know how to empower my clients so they can be independent in daily life and face successfully the pressures of modern living.

My counselling is based on Person-Centred core conditions, existential and humanistic counselling, as well as on my experiences as a Zen practitioner and authorised Zen teacher. I use some techniques called Internal Family System Therapy where you can look into you parts and make them work better for you by developing your true self and making her strong,compassionate and non judgmental but helpful.
I believe strongly that a counselling/therapy session is a very personal meeting of two people - client and therapist - and doesn't need to be extended for a very long period of time. It should be effective and it should help you to improve your life from the very first meeting.
I can counsel in English or Polish, and I have a good understanding of Slovak and Russian.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, qualifications & experience


2014 - 2016 BACP accredited Counselling Foundation Degree, Middlesex University

2013 - 2014 Counselling Skills level 2, The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

2012 - 2013 Introduction to Counselling Skills, London City Lit College

2008 - 2009 Kwan Um School of Zen teaching authorisation, Berlin/Warsaw

2008 - 2009 IVAC Voluntary Organisation Management Certificate, London

2000 - 2003 Further Teaching Diploma Degree, Poland

1979 - 1988 MA in Teaching and Pedagogical Studies, Poland


2015 Workshop about working with LGBTQ people at Westminster Drug Project

2015 The City and East London Bereavement Service - training

2014 – present Introductory Workshop for new Counsellors, Place2Be, London

2013 Child Protection Certificate Course, London

2012 Challenging behaviour therapy for young people, London

2009 Charity Management Course, RSAC, London

2009 Certificate in Personal Coaching, London Coaching Academy


2015 Counsellor volunteer at elderly people with trauma, DV, dementia and mental health problems

2015 Counsellor volunteer at Westminster Drug Project

2015 Counsellor volunteer at Six Form Bales College

2013 - present Counsellor volunteer at Baby I Charity, London

2009 - present Speaker at the Religious Education 3 forums, London

2009 - present Dharma Master (senior teacher), Kwan Um School of Zen, London, Berlin, Seoul, Boston

2003 – 2006 Founder of the London Zen Centre, London

2003 Centre for people with alcohol and drug-related problems, Pila, Poland

2000 – 2003 Polish Language Teacher, Pila, Poland

1986 – 2000 Manager of an after school youth club, Pila, Poland - working with young people with challenging behaviour

1987 – 1989 Trainee Therapist, Rehabilitation Centre for people with an alcohol addiction, Pila, Poland

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Zen and relaxation techniques, Qi kung, techniques improving your vital energy,the spiritual path in daily life, dharma play and emotional freedom techniques, breathing exercises, moment awareness techniques, and grounding techniques. Working with trauma and hearing voices related to abuse and trauma, working with parts of self. Behavioural problems, addiction and relationship problems, schizophrenia and bipolar condition, attainment of power in the moment, insomnia and overcoming habits and patterns in daily life.Exams, lecture, presentations,and acting anxiety and trembles, overcoming addictions patterns, social anxiety,depression, barriers to communication.


Payment will be at the end of each session, in either cash or cheque. In the case of changed circumstances or hardship, the fee can be discussed and reviewed. I also perform an annual review of fees and will give you advanced notice of any change in the fee. Skype counselling is available for clients outside London and the country.

The most likely payment is £35-£55/50-minutes session depends on the counselling place where I will counsel you which can be in North,South,or Central London  as well as on your income.If you would like counselling a few times a week, this could be arranged at a lower price. Couple counselling £70/-££90 -50 minutes

Further information

I am BACP registered member following BACP's ethical code. I counsel in English and Polish .
I will help you to accept yourself and build up your confidence using zen, person centred and Internal Therapy System Therapy techniques.I am a good listener

I can work with clients with different needs. I posses hundreds of clinical hours as a counsellor in different places in London as well as my private practice.I work effectively with clients experiencing relationship and family problems, who suffer from cancer and addiction.I understand immigration problems, adaptation to the new situations, struggling with abuse at work and family, sexual assault and abuse, childhood abuse and domestic violence experiences . I am effective and I am not judgemental,
I believe there is more about human then medical diagnose, what other people think about you and even what you think about yourself. I also believe in the infinite human ability to grow and develop.
Some people who are looking beyond judgement may find my service helpful.I will help you to accept yourself.

I speak additionally Polish language fluently and understand Slovak and Russian languages.

Counselling will help you to change your patterns, in terms of your anxiety, relationship and family problems, bereavement, other types of loss, low self-esteem, life's imbalances, fear of change, attachment anxiety, poor confidence, work-related problems, feeling stuck, depression, addictions, obsessive worries, compulsive behaviour, lack of creativity, eating problems, cancer, concentration and focusing difficulties, insomnia, improving your investment of energy in daily life, existential turning points and crises, feelings of emptiness and unclear life directions, and parental questions.

Maps & Directions

London, N4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Polish, Slovak / Russian (understood)


I am available most days as long as I know in advance. I can work in the mornings and day-time as well as evenings. 8pm is the last appointment.I do counsel in North,South andCentral London.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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