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Reg MBACP Aleksandra Pieczarka

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2TW
07752 198803 07752 198803
Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2TW

About me

Although life is such an amazing, fascinating and wonderful mystery, which can be discovered everyday, sometimes it provides us with difficulties we cannot cope with; surprises we did not expect or even did not want to, or put us into the situations we cannot deal with at all. Then we think, that there is no hope, there is no solution or there is "no way out". The good news is, that there is a hope- there is counselling.

So What is that Counselling then?

I understand counselling as a process of helping, based on the voluntary relationship (full of trust, understanding and acceptance) between two people- client and counsellor; it is focused on problem solving and helping client to find his own ways of dealing with problems and get his own solutions, which enables him to become fully functioning person.

Counselling is offered by a qualified and experienced professional, called counsellor. In that case it is me.

Hello there, nice to meet you, my name is Aleksandra Pieczarka and I am bilingual (Polish/English speaking) counsellor.

I have nearly five years experience of working for Bradford Counselling Services, where I worked with wide range of clients from all ages, genders, backgrounds, beliefs, races and cultures, Polish and English speaking.

I started my own counselling business three years ago, and I really enjoy to work for myself and see clients in that setting.

For the last two and a half years I also have been working for GamCare- one of the biggest organizations in the UK helping problem gamblers. I provide my counselling service for problem gamblers clients and their families and friends in Bradford http://www.krysallis.org.uk/gamcare-counsellors.html.


My way of working:

At my practice I use Person-Centred approach, which means for me, that every person is unique and have own potential to heal himself and find his own solutions. I accept client as a human being. I do not judge or criticise, I just listen to a client in a safe and confidential environment, full of trust, empathy and honesty.

By listening to the client, asking appropriate questions, reflecting back what I had heard, I can show my client completely different point of view, l can help my client to look at all the problems form different perspective, which will let client to find own answers and solutions.

In the counselling room, comfort, safety and wellbeing of my client is my priority.

This is, what I can offer to you as well. How do you feel about that? I can still imagine, that it is not easy decision to make- to go for counselling, to ask for help, and I understand that it may take a time and courage to do that. That is perfectly fine, take your time and do not rush. I can wait for you, and when you are ready, I will be here.

“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” (Shannon L. Alder).

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Working with Problem Gambling

Introduction to CBT

Mental Health First Aid

Domestic Abuse (Recognising and Responding)

Award in Substance Misuse Awareness

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

Initial Session 45 pounds for 50 minutes
Every consecutive session 50 pounds (Leeds)
Skype 40 pounds for 50 minutes

Reduced rate for Counselling or Psychotherapy students 25 pounds for 50 minutes

Deposit of 30 pounds is required prior booking.

4 Queen Street
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 2TW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Polish

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Depending on clients needs. I am trying to be very flexible.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Social

Reg MBACP Aleksandra Pieczarka

Reg MBACP Aleksandra Pieczarka