Justyna Muller

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MA in Psychotherapy, Dip. in Counselling, MBACP (Accredited)
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Leeds LS1 & LS4
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About me

My role is to guide you through the challenges of being in therapy by using reflections, questions and different creative techniques to enable you to take part in the process of discovering your creativity, spontaneity and potential, which will support you in creating a more fulfilling life.

I see Psychotherapy and Counselling as a collaborative process during which we will always strive to establish a safe and comfortable environment. In this safe space, you can talk and explore in a non-judgmental way your thoughts, feelings, somatic sensations, and imagination to support you in developing a better understanding of yourself and your situation. This process can feel very intense at times, and you might experience different emotions and sensations such as anger, upset, sadness or excitement. These emotions are normal and part of the therapeutic experience. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully accredited and registered Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor with over fifteen years experience working with a variety of presentations. 

My main qualifications are

  • MA in Psychotherapy and Healing 
  • Diploma in Counselling Supervision 
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

My specialist experience and training:

Trauma Work

Experience

I have many years’ experience of working with the impact of many different traumatic events. These includes but is not limited to: one off incidents, multiple traumas, childhood trauma/s and abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, car accidents, health trauma, refugees, war trauma, fire, and more.

I have been working for over eight years for charities specialising in providing support for people who had been subjected to any form of sexual violence, domestic violence, trafficking and any form of childhood abuse.

I work with traumatic memories and responses in therapy from an empowerment/ strength based approach, and I use somatic therapy or rewind technique to work with trauma.

Specialist training

  • Empowerment – strength-based approach in working with trauma.
  • Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild
  • Working with Dreams & Nightmares: Complex Trauma Institute
    Complex Trauma Conference
  • Trauma and the Body, Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice by Carolyn Spring
  • Rewind technique – Uncommon Knowledge

Student Counsellor

Experience

I have experience of working as a student counsellor, trainee coordinator and a senior counsellor at a Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service at the University of Leeds. I have a good understanding of different challenges and presentations that students experience while at the university including transitions to a new life, emotional challenges related to student’s life and academic anxiety and challenges. 

Dream work, Visualisations and Creativity

Experience

As part of my Psychotherapy training, dream analysis together with storytelling and visualisations were the main component of my studies. My approach to dream analysis is influenced by C.G. Jung and post-Jungian therapists. I attend a monthly dream interpretation group for therapists using Jungian Psychology. Additionally, I have attended training in:

Specialist training

  • Working with Dreams & Nightmares with Complex Trauma Institute
  • Working with Dreams, and introduction to C G Jung at the Society for Psychology and Healing

Group Facilitation 

Experience

I have many years’ experience of facilitating different groups, including supervision groups, creative self development and dream work groups.

Specialist training

  • Certificate in Group Facilitation – Embodied-Relational Therapy (ERT),
    Group Facilitation with Hearing Voices Network


Online therapy

Experience

I provide online therapy, so you can be in the comfort of your own home. I have over ten years experience of working online with people in the UK and abroad.

Specialist training

  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (ACTO Level 1)
  • The use of technology in supervision in the Digital Age with Kate Anthony, YSF (Yorkshire Supervisors’ Forum)
  • Embodied Intersubjectivities, the body in the era of online therapy by Confer
  • ChildLine – three years’ experience of providing counselling through chats, telephone, and emails.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Areas of counselling I work with; include anxiety, feeling like you can’t cope, feeling lonely, after a big change in life, such as a loss of a job or bereavement, moving to a new place, relocating to another country or area, dealing with stress at work, home or in relationships, or in any other aspects of life, lack of confidence, emptiness, mood swings, coping with the impact of abuse or other traumatic events, or long-term illness, panics, phobias or nightmares, creative blocks.

Below is a list of some issues I work with. If you are not sure if I could support you with your particular difficulties, please contact me.

  • Loss and change: bereavement, family disagreements, divorce and separation, moving to a new location, country, or work.
  • Student life: transition and adjustments to and out of the University life, difficulty coping with emotions, imposter syndrome, concerns about academic issues, motivation, concentration problems, exam anxiety, procrastinations, different learning styles, interpersonal and relationship difficulties.
  • Job and career changes, including employment difficulties and challenges, redundancy, difficulty with keeping a job, challenges related to self employment and freelance work, exploring new work opportunities or changes in a career.
  • Relational issues: lack of intimate relationships, friendships, relationships difficulties, separations, divorce, lack of passion, parenting issues, or childlessness either by choice or because of infertility.
  • Abuse and trauma: childhood abuse, growing up in a violent, or neglectful environment, emotional, physical, or mental abuse either by parent (s), sibling (s) or in a relationship (s).
  • Trauma: Traumatic events, car accidents, other injuries, sexual violence, imprisonment, torture, war conflict, unexpected situations and other life-threatening situations. I also offer support for witnesses of traumatic events.
  • Self-development: reflecting on life and changes, dissatisfaction with aspects of your life,
  • Difficulties, challenges, and prejudices experienced because of difference, diversity or disability: including visible and invisible disabilities, LGBTIQ, class, culture, and race.
  • Neurodiversity: including autism, ADHD and learning difficulties: dyslexia and dyspraxia
  • Women’s specific issues: the ever-changing hormones can add to emotional and physical challenges in life. I offer emotional support for women’s issues: PMT, pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, infertility, and menopause.
  • Artists, Writers, Musicians, Performing Artists and any form of Creativity: challenges related to imposter syndrome, self doubt, creative blocks, performance anxiety, developing and managing personal and professional boundaries, challenges related to physical health, and freelance work.

Fees

£60.00 per session

When I work

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Further information

I offer both Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Supervision online  (so you can be in the comfort of your own home) and in person, in Leeds city center location. In this secure and confidential setting (for limitations to confidentiality, please visit FAQ), you are welcome to talk about whatever issues may be troubling you: whether that is anxiety, depression, repeating patterns of behaviour, problems in relationships, loss, long term emotional difficulties, traumatic experience or a lack of fulfilment or sense of meaning in life.

I believe that everyone is an individual, and for that reason, during our first session, we will discuss your needs and agree to the contract that will be the most suitable for you at that time.

I offer

  • Short term Counselling contracts that focus on specific situation or issue. This could be just a one-off session to up to fifteen session contract. Towards the end of the contract, you can always review your needs and decide if you would like to continue.
  • Long term, open-ended Psychotherapy contract – we will review your needs once a year at the agreed time. Long term Psychotherapy is more suitable if you would like to work on an in-depth level or with long-standing difficulties.
  • Group therapy – a small, up to six members group that offers space for reflection, sharing and learning from each other.
  • Supervision for therapists and professionals, working with people who experience emotional distress.
  • Training for counsellors and supervisors


Pinnacle, 67 Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AA

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Key details

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Additional languages

Polish

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer group and individual online and in person supervision for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Supervisors.

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Justyna Muller
Justyna Muller