Daniela Szukiel, CPsychol, BPS Chartered Psychologist,
34-44 Tunstall Rad
5 The Chapel
You are who you choose to become
When people come for the first session they often ask: "Why am I like that?" or"Why can I not move on?". So our first task is understand psychological mechanisms that keep you stuck. Often, people struggle in life because their early experience has created patterns of thinking, feeling, acting and relating that, whilst helpful in childhood to survive difficulties present in their environment, stop them from Thriving,
These patterns may be hard for an individual to identify because they feel so “natural”. They are “programs for behaviour” that are imprinted in us by our experience but remain largely unconscious.
That is where help of a therapist can be really beneficial: during the face-to-face Consultations we develop a joint understanding of your difficulties from a psychological perspective. In therapeutic work, this understanding is called a Formulation. Formulation is a bit like a compass to your life so far. It explains why you might be struggling with some areas of your life and suggests more helpful ways of guiding your life’s journey.
Important as it is, on its own insight is not enough to bring a lasting change. We need to find a way to translate our new understanding into action – a way to practice what we preach. Now we know better, we need to find courage, motivation and strength to do better.
I am a Chartered Practitioner Psychologist, specialising in Counselling Psychology. I offer a Good Life Psychology Programme, a 12-week innovative and affordable Programme which combines psychotherapy and coaching, education and supported self-help so that you can make changes you want in your life.
Please see my website www.goodlifepsychology.co.uk for more details. You can email me if you have any questions or would like to book a FREE no-obligation 20-minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs and whether the Programme could be useful for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have practised as a Counselling Psychologist since 2002, mainly in NHS Primary Care and in private practice. I currently work part-time as a Senior Psychologist in an acute psychiatric hospital, where I pursue my interests of developing the most effective ways of helping people find ways to live fulfilling lives.
In the course of my own life I experienced many of the challenges, set-backs and developmental mile-stones as well as joys and accomplishments that are experienced by people who come to me for help. I have also received my own in-depth therapy over several years so I am able to appreciate how it feels to be a client and what is needed for a successful change.
Through both my personal life and professional practice, I learned that the sooner help is received, the better. Modern life can be complex and stressful, demanding an individual to have good psychological adaptation. If that adaptation is fragile, a person may lose their “inner compass” and respond by withdrawing from life’s demands or from their own inner life or by overcompensating, ie responding too aggressively to the perceived threat. This often leads to making decisions that are not conducive to their well-being or achievement of life’s tasks. The longer this continues, the less options may be available. However, I also discovered that it is never too late to improve something in your life that you really want to change, to learn new skills, treat yourself with compassion, to connect to yourself and to others and to find meaning and valued directions. In other words, it is never too late to start doing what you can with what you have, wherever you are right now.
If that sounds of interest please see my website www.goodlifepsychology.co.uk for more details. You can email me if you have any questions or would like to book a FREE no-obligation 20-minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs and whether the Programme could be useful for you.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Good Life Psychology Programme
The total cost of the 12-week Programme is £300. This includes three face-to-face 50-minute Consultations, personalised Good Life Psychology Workbook and three 20-minute telephone/email Consultations.
If not taken as part of Good Life Psychology Programme - available in Faversham, Kent only – £55 per 50-minute session
As a Member of the British Psychological Society Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors I offer one to one or group supervision to Counselling Psychologists and Psychotherapists.
My core training is in psychodynamic, CBT and humanistic models of therapy. I work integratively, with special focus on experiential and somatic approaches, using imagery and focusing for the purposing of memory/schema reconsolidation and re-scripting.
My fees are £40 per hr for trainees and £50 for professionals. The appointments can be face to face or online depending on need.
Group workshops will be offered by myself and Guest Facilitators on topics such as Memory Reconsolidation and Rescripting, Mindfulness through Somatic Awareness: Body and Movement, Interpersonal Skills, Assertiveness, Communication, Parenting, Working with Imagination – please email me to go on the mailing list for information about new workshops.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have availability on Mondays and Tuesdays 5-9pm and Wednesdays daytime and evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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