Barbara Paczkowska MSc CBT, (BSc Hons) BABCP/EMDR Europe, UK&Ireland accredited
My name is Barbara and I am a psychologist and psychotherapist qualified with many years of study, research and practice in helping clients from both the NHS & private sector. I am fully accredited and registered with numerous professional bodies, including the British Association for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy and EMDR UK & Ireland.
I am the clinical director of the ‘Select Healthy Mind’ team in Windsor who take pride in being able to offer face to face consultations with ‘individually tailored’ therapy sessions on site, that reflect each individual’s distinct personality and needs.
My specialty is the treatment of adults suffering from depression and mood disturbance, anxiety disorders (social phobia, specific phobias), obsessive- compulsive disorder and panic disorders. I also have extensive experience working with patients who have suffered from complex trauma (PTSD).
Valuing the importance of a therapeutic relationship, I base my relationships with clients on trust and partnership. Drawing on extensive experience I aim to provide a safe and non- judgmental environment where you the client feels acknowledged, listened to and supported. As we are all unique no one type of therapy 'fits' all and I therefore integrate the therapeutic models in which I have been trained to meet your particular individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and accredited therapist in C.B.T. (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy.)
I received a Masters Level degree in C.B.T. (MSc. CBT) at the Department of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Buckinghamshire University. I am accredited by the British Association for Cognitive Behavioural and Psychotherapy (BABCP), and E.M.D.R. UK & Ireland. I also attained an Honours Degree in Psychology (BSc Hons) from the University of London.
I am an honorary member of The British Psychological Society (BPS).
I continually strive to deepen my knowledge and understanding of current techniques of delivering the best therapy for my clients by participating in numerous training courses and seminars organized by the world's top specialists. My clinical practice 'Select Healthy Mind' (based in Windsor, Berkshire) is subject to continuous evaluation and supervision.
Alongside my private practice, I also work for the National Health Service (NHS) as a Senior Hi-Intensity Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist/Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing therapist treating a host of mental health conditions. I also manage and supervise several staff under me.
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.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
EMDR Association UK
Areas of counselling I deal with
If you have self- referred, the initial 60 min assessment fee is set at £90 - thereafter the basic fee for each therapy session is £90-£120 per hour, (per session dependant on form of treatment required eg. CBT or EMDR/unsociable hours such as weekends and whether treatment is for individuals or couples)
Lower cost fees may be available to the client's when longer than 15 sessions are needed.
The fee includes all administration and room charges. The initial consultation fee and subsequent session fees are payable at the end of each consultation. We are able to accept payment by card, cash or bank transfer.
Individual sessions can be cancelled with no charge up until 48 hours before your scheduled appointment. We can discuss a re- arranged session later.
Cancellations within 24 hours before session will be charge half price of the agreed basic fee and full price will be charged for non-attended and non-cancelled sessions
I am approved to accept payment from most major health insurance providers that include AXA, Vitality, Cigna, Aviva, Pruhealth, BUPA International, etc
Please visit the F.A.Q. section on my website at selecthealthymind.co.uk for further information to any common questions you may have.
My specialty is the treatment of adults suffering from depression and mood disturbance, anxiety disorders (social phobia, specific phobias), obsessive- compulsive disorder and panic disorders. I also have extensive experience working with patients who have suffered from complex trauma (P.T.S.D.).
On line Psychotherapy is available through the following medium:
Please contact me for more information on how this will work.
I have full liability insurance for my practice.
My therapy room at ‘Select Healthy Mind’ in Windsor is easily accessible, on the ground floor, is close to local amenities and is in short walking distance from the train station. There is always plenty of parking spaces in the several nearby car parks. Please get in touch for further information or to make an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you.