Amal Wartalska

London, WC1X 8NW
07811 059993 07811 059993 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am an integrative counsellor and an accredited member of the BACP working in central London. In my model of practice I draw on different approaches depending on issues presented, client's unique personality and their specific needs. However, the most important  aspect of my work is creating a safe and supportive relationship with you, the client, where you can feel heard, respected and understood.

The aim of my work is to support and empower you in getting in touch with and exploring your feelings and thoughts and examining how different life experiences impacted on who you are now. This work on connecting to, and safe exploration of, who you are becomes the foundation for processing emotional blocks and gaining deeper awareness of yourself, so that you can arrive at the place from where you are able to make desired changes into your behaviour and start creating your life in a free and conscious way.

I have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts on peoples' ability to have harmonious relationships with themselves and others. Trauma may have happened as a single event, a series of events or there might have been a prolonged continual exposure to it, sometimes spanning over many generations within the family. Acknowledging it and processing emotional blocks it created opens the door to regaining balance and sense of wellbeing in a traumatised person's life.

I have experience working with: depression, anxiety, trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, cultural issues, issues of race, immigration and cultural adaptation, mixed race experience, sexual and gender identity, loss and grief.

Training, qualifications & experience

I received qualification from Centre for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD), which is a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited training. I am an accrediteded member of the BACP and therefore abide by its professional standards and code of ethics.

My experience varies from primary care (Connaught Surgery), addiction field (Crime Reduction Initiatives), Mind: a mental health charity organisation to working with young people at Haringey Sixth Form Centre.

My primary education is in visual arts and I see therapy itself as a creative process, where two (or more) people are involved in the act of co-creation of what is a better life for a client, with deeper awareness of their inner and outer world and improved ability to live a more fulfilled life.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have particular interest and experience in working with difference and diversity, cultural issues and identity.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Every session lasts 50min.


Face to face sessions fee £65.

Online/telephone sessions £40.

I also try to provide certain number of lower cost spaces for those who find it difficult to pay the full fee (subject to availability), please call or email me if you would like to discuss that.

Further information

I have a commitment to and experience of working with difference and diversity, cultural issues and identity.

I am a member of Black and Asian Therapists Network (BAATN).

I practice in two languages: English and Polish.

London Natural Health Centre
46 Theobalds Road
London
WC1X 8NW

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

Availability

I currently offer online and phone sessions only.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Amal Wartalska

Amal Wartalska