Mark M. Polanowski
Psychosynthesis & Education Trust
92-94 Tooley Street
7 Harely Street
07989 137 034
Mirek Polanowski - MBACP, FDAP
Humanistic Integrative Counsellor
Attachment Based Therapist
I specialise in working within the areas of addictions (e.g. alcohol, drugs, gambling), couples relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression and issues stemming from the early childhood.
Other areas of counselling I deal with:
- communication issues
- bereavement and loss
- feelings of emptiness and loneliness
- low self-esteem
- feelings of shame and guilt
- anger issues
- obsessive behaviour
- children behaviour issues
- men’s issues
- the effects of physical, emotional and sexual abuse
- childhood related issues
- intimacy and trust
- panic attacks
- identity issues
- social anxiety
- attachment issues
As a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and a member of the BACP and the FDAP I fully adhere to their code of ethics and good practice. My clinical work is regularly supervised by an experienced BACP registered supervisor.
I am available in Harely Street, London Bridge and Waterloo.
Training, qualifications & experience
Sessions with me
I believe that childhood experiences can play a very important role in our adult lives and that we are often influenced by them in a way that we think, feel and often act. Both counselling and psychotherapy can help untangle what is current and what is the unhelpful remnant of the past.
In sessions I am unlikely to tell you what decisions you should make but I will provide a safe space for you to explore things that matter to you and to make sense what seems too difficult to understand and to change with the current resources.
I have an extensive experience of working in private practice but also within agencies specialising in working with addictions, mental health, domestic violence, homelessness and trauma (emotional, physical, sexual).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I’m experienced in working with clients who:
- Are depressed
- Are having difficulties in relationships
- Have difficulties with addictions
- Are in relationships with addicted people
- Are adult children of alcoholics
- Are struggling with a separation or divorce
- Have experienced loss (death, loss of a child, termination)
- Are experiencing feelings of shame and guilt
- Are experiencing fear
- Are feeling lonely, isolated, excluded
- Find transition periods difficult
- Are lacking in self-esteem
- Have suffered abuse, shock, trauma
- Are feeling empty and lacking in life energy
- Are experiencing anxiety and panic attacks
- Have issues with anger
- Feel are constantly stressed
- Have experience displacement
- Are constantly waiting for the better
- are struggling with their masculinity
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
Day time (9-5) fee is £50
Evening fee (from 6pm) is £60 (London Bridge and Waterloo); £80 in Harley Street
Couples counselling fee is £80 (London Bridge and Waterloo); £110 in Harley Street
Fees depend on the location.
I reserve a couple of spaces for those on lower income. Please enquire.
WORKING WITH ADDICTIONS
I offer a structured approach to working with addictions. In many cases addiction is often a manifestation of a hidden difficulty, one which may be much more difficult to spot and define. There may be a lot of causes of addiction and the integrative model, which I subscribe to, helps us consider you from several perspectives (e.g. biological, social, physical, spiritual) which is often sufficient to determine the root cause of your addiction and also to design a unique treatment package for you – cognitive-behavioural, more exploratory with the closer examination of the early patterns of the attachment or the combination of both.
When we meet for the initial consultation session we will be able to hear your story, learn about the addiction and decide the way forward. Together we will be able to choose the right treatment package, which will consist of 6, 12 or 18 sessions. Each package is entitled to one free review session to be used within 8 weeks of the treatment completion.
In general the type of package you will choose will depend on the aim of therapy – working towards, abstinence, reduction or preventing relapse. These packages are designed as an alternative to seeking a structured support within residential settings.
Please get in touch to discuss your treatment and choose the right package.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Saturday. My counselling rooms are located very closely to tube stations (Waterloo, London Bridge and Harley Street).
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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