Monika Szymanska - MBACP, MSc Psychology, Dip Person-Centred Counsellor

Monika Szymanska - MBACP, MSc Psychology, Dip Person-Centred Counsellor

65 Brunswick Road
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH7 5PD

Suite 4 (Off Livingston Business Centre)
Charlesfield Lane (Off Kirkton Road South)
Livingston
EH54 7FA

07879 872445 / 07879 872445

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65 Brunswick Road
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH7 5PD

Suite 4 (Off Livingston Business Centre)
Charlesfield Lane (Off Kirkton Road South)
Livingston
EH54 7FA

07879 872445 / 07879 872445

About me

I am one of the qualified person-centred counsellor/psychotherapist working for "At your side therapy" centre.

I have over 10 years of practice in working with a diverse range of people from a wide range of backgrounds, experiencing a range of various life difficulties.

I truly believe that we are all unique and therefore we are the experts on ourselves. I believe we can all be trusted to find our own way through our problems, anxieties and life crises if we are listened by the therapist empathically, non-judgementally, with person centre approach.

The type of therapy I offer is known as Person-Centred. Person-Centred Approach was founded by Carl Rogers and belongs to the humanistic school of therapy which emphasis personal growth. The personal growth is allowed by one of the important element of my counselling philosophy, which is therapeutic relationship with you (the client) and me (the therapist). In this relationship we are "fellow travellers" meaning that you are an expert of yourself by allowing me to enter your world. As Rogers said and I truly believe that "it is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried." - from On Becoming a Person, Rogers, 1961.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist at Persona which is accredited by BACP and Stirling Univeristy. I have qualifications in Counselling and Therapy as well as in Psychology. I am a member of my professional body such as BACP and BPS then so I adhere to the Code of Ethics and Practice of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and British Psychological Society (BPS).

I work with a wide range of issues, such as: abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, mental, financial), anger, stress, anxiety, bereavement/loss, depression, bullying, divorce/separation, relationship issues, identity issues, lack of direction/purpose, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, rape, trauma, paranoia, delusions, hearing voices.

In the past 8 years I have gained specialist experience of working with people who have long-term mental health problems and their family members in a charity and private setting.

I have gained as well a knowledge how to work with a women who experience domestic abuse in the last years through Women's Aid.

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

At the moment I have only free spaces on Monday and Friday evening in Edinburgh as well as Saturday morning in Livingston. We operate on a sliding fee scale based on our clients' financial circumstances. Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions page on At Your Side Therapy website www.atyourside.scot

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH7 5PD
Livingston, EH54 7FA

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Polish

Availability

At the moment free spaces only: Thursday and Friday evenings in Edinburgh, Saturday mornings in Livingston Please be aware that those spaces are limited, please contact me for more info

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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