Ula Sroda, MSc, B.A., Dipl.
6A BESSBOROUGH PLACE
8-26 Bath Street
02076839136 / 07984 382072
I am a UKCP/MBACP registered Gestalt Psychotherapist and I have been working in various therapeutic settings with adults, children and adolescents for the last nine years in private practice as well as a part of a multidisciplinary team in organisations.
I gained an MSc and Diploma in Gestalt psychotherapy from Middlesex University and Metanoia Institute, London, one of the leading training centres for counsellors and therapists in Europe.
Currently I work as one of the assistant tutors on a MSc in Gestalt psychotherapy course in Metanoia Institute and as a counselling therapist in a community school in west London.
My professional background is in teaching ( English, Science, Citizenship) and teacher training.
Gestalt training opened the door for me to the path of self-development and connection to the wider community and minds alike. I have been participating in 5 Rhythms/Open Floor movement classess/workshops on a regular basis. I participated in meditation courses across Europe and I have been meditating reguraly which brings me to a quieter place within myself and it has enriched my work with clients.
I have been practicing hatha yoga since 1999 and it was through that practice that I became more aware and open to my own embodiment and body process.
Integrating these practices into my life and therapeutic practice supports and grounds me as well as offers me a direction in my development as a Gestalt practitioner.
About Gestalt Psychotherapy
Gestalt therapy focuses on gaining awareness of the present moment in the present context. In therapy, we learn to discover feelings/emotions that may have been suppressed (depressed) or masked by other feelings ( behavours, anxieties, for example) and to accept and trust ourselves.
Therapist may use creativity in their approaches, depending on context and each person's personality. In Gestalt psychotherapy there is an emphasis on direct contact between therapist and client as well as direct experience sometimes reffered to as the focus on the “what and how" and the “here and now' of the therapeutic situation.
About the therapy process:
You will be given the opportunity to feel welcomed just as you are and to explore issues in a compassionate and non-judgemental environment where you'd be able to gain more awareness about yourself and the wilder world. You will be able to foster conditions needed for change in order to lead a more full and satisfying life.
I offer evenings and weekends appointments.
I work with individuals and couples.
I am bilingual in English and Polish
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Gestalt psychotherapy- Middlesex University
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling- Metanoia Institute
B.A with QTS in English language and English language teaching
Dipl of HE in History
I developed my therapeutic and clinical experience in various centres offering support and pastoral care for people who struggle with their mental health, including Metanoia Counselling Services (MCPS), Trinity and Laban Conservatoire of Dance and Music, Centre for Better Health, Turning Point's Rehab Centre for people with dual diagnosis and as a counsellor in one of the community schools in London. I have been also working with adolescents with Special Educational Needs and Behaviour issues and their families.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£60 for individuals
£80 for couples
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client