Bogumila Malinowska MA, MBACP registerd

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Crouch Hill


07742979050 / 07742 979050

About me

I am a complementary,holistic zen psychodynamic and integrative counsellor.I  empower  my clients from the very first meeting.I work in N4 and SE 16 in London with great trust that I can help people to achieve all their goals

I believe that person has internal power to overcome ,even the most difficult problems and situations,patterns,obsessions,compulsions, addictions,the way of thinking and the negative  self talks.

I see the person as a whole not only through the "issues"-problems.I think everyone has power to heal,develop and grow infinitively with the help of skilful counsellor/therapist and internal work.I think therapeutic relationship has tremendously healing power.

I believe there is more about human then medical diagnose, what other people think about you and even what you think about yourself. I see the person as a whole with powerful true self , not only via the perspective of problems and "issues"

Some people who are looking beyond judgement may find my service helpful.I like to work both with male and female clients as I think I can empower different groups of clients from very different backgrounds.
I speak additionally Polish language fluently and understand Slovak and Russian languages.My clients tell that they feel always much better and uplifted after each session and feel stronger and more grounded.

I am good with working with clients dealing with deep guilt ,shame and jealousy.

Counselling will help you to change your patterns,obsessions in terms of your anxiety,depression, relationship and family problems,perfectionism,complicated family dynamic, bereavement, other types of loss, low self-esteem, life's imbalances, fear of change, attachment anxiety, poor confidence, work-related problems,addictions(to substances,emotional addictions,behavioral addictions,workoholism , sex,gambling,shopping, internet addictions, feeling stuck, depression, addictions, obsessive worries, compulsive behaviour, lack of creativity, eating problems, cancer, concentration and focusing difficulties, insomnia, improving  investment of your energy in daily life, existential turning points and crises, feelings of emptiness and unclear life directions, and parental questions.I am good with supporting single parenting in all stages as well as children of single parents.My service can also help you to go through empty nest syndrome as we know-Symptoms of empty nest syndrome can include depression, a sense of loss of purpose, feelings of rejection, or worry, stress, and anxiety over the child's welfare. Parents who experience empty nest syndrome often question whether or not they have prepared adequately for their child to live independently.My service  will support parents and leaving children.I am helping also people with dementia in all stages and family members of the person with Alzhimer, cancer,difficult infections and other illness. We all may have someone with dementia and there is not guarantee that dementia won't happen to us.
communicating with people with dementia is an art based on heart and good skills.

Reduce fees are available for unemployed, clients with very low income and students.

Training, qualifications & experience


2017 BACP conference understanding identity and diversity in the therapy room

2017 Understanding Dementia, therapeutic way of communicating with people with dementia, Alzheimer

2017 Mosac -Mothers of Children sexually abused organisation. working style with families of children and young people sexually abused -10 weeks training

2014 - 2016 BACP accredited Counselling Foundation Degree, Middlesex University2013 - 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 Master Degree in Teaching and Pedagogical Studies, Poland

  2017 Mosac-working with non-abusive parents and people who are related to the sexually abused children   and young people/40 hours

  • 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


  • 2017  Supervisor/Mentor of forensic psychology' student at Higher School of Psychology, Dolnoslaska Wyzsza Szkola
  • 2017-mentor and member of the Council of international Kwan Um School of zen , teachers' educator and social media ethical supervisor
  • 2015 -until present Counsellor volunteer at elderly people with trauma, DV, dementia and mental health problems
  • Age -uk Group therapy
  • 2015 Counsellor  at Westminster Drug Project
  • 2015 Counsellor at Six Form Bales College with young people
  • 2009 - present Zen Teacher Dharma Master/Authorised with koans  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,Poland

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a complementary therapist.I understand Polish and some other countries family dynamic and I think my service may be very helpful. I am successful working with people who  suffer relationship disturbances,social anxiety, schizophrenia,abuse,depression bereavement,panic attacks,work problems and money problems, empty nest and marriage problems.Struggling and worries around parenthood.Empty nest and attachment problems  I will see you as a whole person.I can help with existential questions feeling life emptiness.I use zen and relaxation techniques I will help you to be in touch with your true self which is always balanced, happy , full of wisdom,playful and relaxed My way of self development,my personality , the way I work and my zen background help you to feel comfort,to open up much easier ,to feel trust and confidence while being in the counselling room from the very beginning of therapeutic relationship.

It will help you to go through your experiences,to make sense of your all experiences and to use all you life's sorces and experiences to build up joyful,fullfiled and meaningful life rather then feelings of lose , gulit , worthlessnes , meaningless.

Photos & videos

  • Psychotherapy and zen
  • Therapy room 2
  • Another therapy room in North London
  • New Counselling room in N4


Payment will be at the end of each session. 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 £40/£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.As said above some discount available in difficult life situations.

Further information

I am a complementary therapist/counsellor,authorised zen teacher with in N4 and SE in London with great trust that I can help people to improve they lives.I believe with person power to overcome all , even the most difficult problems and situations.I see the person as a whole not only throught the "issues"-problems.

Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you.I offer unique techniques based on my zen experiences and trough focusing person can learn to experience every moment in life in full

You determine which issue regarding your childhood and/or adulthood you discuss.

An objective of counselling is to help you to talk about a difficulty and discover a way forward that is appropriate for you.It will you help  to change old patterns and to focus on your goals in order to experience success and satisfaction in all different areas of your life.

It will let your life be joyful and meaningful.

Maps & Directions

London, N4
London, SE16

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Polish, Slovak / Russian (understood)


Availability-most of the days.I work in the mornings and day-time and evenings. 8pm -the last appointment.I do counsel in North N4 and SouthSE London.Rooms are suitable for disabled clients.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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