Marzena Zasowska Dip. Integrative Couns Dip.Trauma Therapy
65 High Street
01458 741771 / 07904 222419
My name is Marzena and I am an integrative counsellor. I am a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by its code of ethics.
I work with anxiety, depression, sadness, trauma, anger, rage, drug and alcohol abuse, addictions, bereavement, self- esteem, self-worth, sadness, low mood, self-harm and suicide, homesickness, childhood suffering, sexual abuse, rape, violence, stress, co-dependency, intercultural and racial issues, belonging, psychosis, shame, guilt, migration, loneliness, dissociation, relationships issues.
My working style
I use an integrative approach, which means that my interventions will be tailored to you. I draw upon psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapy schools of thought. I can in-cooperate gestalt, solution focused, motivational interviewing and neuro-linguistic programming techniques into my practice, based on your needs. I hold a Diploma in Trauma Therapy and my work with childhood and adult trauma is client led. This means that I will be guided by your needs and preferences; in regards to the pace of processing trauma and selecting an approach that resonates with you the most.
I would describe my approach as gentle yet challenging. I endeavour to reach out to clients from the place of authenticity, warmth and compassion. Above all from the place of being a human and knowing what it is like…
I have worked within an NHS mental health setting for more than four years. Whilst there, I have gained an experience of working with young adults with psychosis (acute stage). Having witnessed clients when they are most vulnerable, has reinforced my belief that it was the therapeutic relationship, not a particular modality, that brought about positive changes in clients’ mental state. I found that being fully there, connecting and helping clients make sense from their experiences were “interventions” that they valued the most. Research confirms that it is the quality of therapist and client relationship that brings about desirable outcomes.
Formerly, I have worked with elderly people within various healthcare settings. Over five years of experience has led me to develop an in-depth understanding of issues older people might face. I have also worked extensively with carers and families who looked after their loved ones.
I have experience of counselling at London-based, charity settings such as Victim Support, Centre 70 and IDAS where I provided general, addiction and trauma counselling to a diverse client group.
I have worked in Private Practice at Lavender Hill Counsellors and Green Room.
Counselling can be challenging and painful. However, considering that you are reading this, it is likely that you have been challenged by life and that you are experiencing some level of emotional pain.
While therapy holds no guarantees I will meet you where you are at, and accompany you on your journey to where you want to be.
During our first appointment, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and get a sense of what it might be like working with me. If you decide to continue we will make another appointment, usually for the following week.
If counselling is new to you it might feel unfamiliar to start with, and it might take a few sessions to settle.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Trauma Therapy
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
I have experience of counselling a diverse client group at London-based charities:
- Space Counselling at Victim Support -trauma counselling
- Centre 70 -general counselling
- IDAS Wandsworth-addiction counselling
I also have experience of working independently at Lavender Hill Counsellors and Green Room.
I have four years of experience of working as a healthcare assistant at South London and Maudsley NHS foundation trust with clients experiencing an early onset of psychosis. In addition to that, I have over 5 years of experience of working within a healthcare sector.
- Behavioural Activation for Depression
- Graded Exposure for Anxiety
- Working with Carers in Impatient Setting
- Working with Delusions
- Working with Voices
- Suicide and Self Harm
- Motivational Interviewing
- Dual Diagnosis
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have an interest in relational trauma and childhood suffering.
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£45 for 50 minutes session.
A limited number of lower fee spaces available.
Please contact me to discuss.
I see clients from a comfortable room at Glastonbury High Street.
There is a waiting area downstairs.
Please note that the counselling room is located on the second floor and there is no lift.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client