Ania Gut-Gofron Clinical Psychologist HCPC reg, ACT, CBT, Mindfulness
Being alive can be both thrilling and hard. Feeling stuck may make it difficult to see a different perspective - sometimes we all need the other person to help us see that change is possible. Often not easy but possible. It requires time, kindness and patience. Sometimes developing awareness, sometimes learning new skills and trying out new behaviours, sometimes being heard and helped to find words to describe what is important and what hurts.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist. I offer an initial consultation to discuss your needs and my approach, I hope to help you clarify what really matters to you and help you learn how to approach your difficulties so that you can move closer to your values. Following the first meeting, I can offer tailored support. I work with adults, young people and couples. I also offer supervision if you are a practitioner looking for support in putting in practice new skills. I use evidence-based approaches like ACT, CBT, Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 15 years of experience providing treatment, encouragement and support to individuals (adolescents and adults) and groups working as Clinical Psychologist in Scotland and Poland, integrating ACT with CBT in my practice; as part of my NHS job I supervise and provide learning opportunities to CBT trainees, I am keeping up to date with current evidence-based treatments and clinical advancement working toward best possible outcomes for the patients.
Mindfulness Teacher training with NES Scotland since 2009 and continued learning with Bangor University 2016, Oxford University residential retreats 2014, mindfulness Scotland Compassion teacher training 2009/2010, NES mindfulness supervision 2014; regular personal practice and yearly Silent retreats, providing support and supervision to local Mindfulness Teachers, supporting the learning of groups –teaching regular groups twice a year, contributing to Scottish Mindfulness Network
2012 ACT world conference- since then attending workshops and regular peer supervision, contributing as facilitator to Online Peer Supervision, learned from Kelly Wilson 2012, David Gillanders 2011- Intermediate Act Workshop , Matthieu Villatte 2010 & 2017 Clinical RFT –Relational Theory Framework , language as intervention , Robin Walser 2017 working with trauma , Kevin Polk 2015 ACT Matrix, Louise Hayes 2013 & 2016 – working with adolescents using DNA-V Discoverer, Noticer, Advisor - Values
2008 registration with HCPC - completed all compensatory measures for registration as Clinical Psychologist with initially BPS and then HCPC- working with local NHS initially as Substance Misuse Psychotherapist and since 2008 as Clinical Psychologist with general adult population
2006 relocated to Scotland - started working with NHS initially as Specialist Psychotherapist whilst completing compensatory measures for UK registration
2003 Gestalt Therapy Institute Krakow postgraduate 3 year programme graduated 2006/ worked in private practice Krakow & Bochnia, Young Persons Centre (Bochnia) till 2006
graduating with Masters in Applied Clinical Psychology from Jagiellonian University Krakow 2003 specializing in CBT- work experience in Hospice and Inpatient Units.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial 1h consultation is 60 pounds,
Initial couples or young persons / with a family member initial consultation is 1h 20 minutes 70 pounds
There is an option of online sessions, and room for negotiation in regards to fees for the treatment.
I offer face to face appointments on Fridays and Thursdays. I also offer online sessions at mutually convenient times.