Basia Spalek Accredited Member MBACP, PhD, MSc, Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy
07484674161 / 07484674161
Sometimes we can feel that we are alone, having to cope with difficult things that happen in our lives. Anxiety, depression, grief, feeling like we have lost direction, feeling isolated, these experiences can impact profoundly on our lives. We may turn to alcohol, drugs or other forms of coping mechanisms, when we just need help.
Who am I ?
I am a BACP accredited counsellor. I run a psychotherapy practice called Connect-and-Reflect (see connect-and-reflect.org.uk). I also provide counselling and psychotherapy in LEICESTER at the Leicester Clinic www.leicesterclinic.co.uk
I am here to listen and to reflect back, to offer some useful ways of dealing with painful emotions and experiences. I offer counselling and psychotherapy in person, by phone or online.
I support clients who have autism through compassion-focussed and mindfulness approaches that can help people to understand themselves and others better.
I support clients who are experiencing anxiety by helping them to learn and apply relaxation techniques, through building their self-esteem and by helping them to learn new coping strategies concerning their lives.
I support clients with depression through exploring childhood experiences and life events that may have helped trigger depression. I also support clients to apply helpful techniques that can alleviate the symptoms of depression and I support clients to consider new ways of coping with their depression.
I support couples in their relationships with each other by helping them to understand themselves and their partners better and to develop better communication skills and empathy for each other.
I support clients with addictions by exploring the triggers to their addictive behaviours and by helping clients to explore more helpful behaviours that can replace their addictions.
I work from home and my house is very close to the A47 in Rutland. I have private parking available to clients. I also provide telephone and skype counselling sessions.
Basia is a wonderful person with a truly genuine desire to help people.
From the very first time I spoke to Basia I felt really sure that she was the person to help myself and my family work through some very difficult and highly emotional issues.
Her caring, calming, peace loving nature has had a very positive influence on me.
Basia has helped me so much, made me feel far more positive and given me great hope for the future. For that I am so, so grateful.
I feel blessed knowing Basia and will continue to keep in touch. Thank you so much Basia
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, 'MBACP'.
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have an Advanced Practitioner Certificate in Compassion Focussed Therapy.
I have a PhD in Victimology.
I have worked with clients who have experienced depression, anxiety, trauma-related symptoms, crime, grief, alcohol dependency, domestic violence, sexual abuse, self-harm behaviours and other challenges.
I have worked in a trauma clinic.
I work within a prison setting.
I run workshops for professional practice and I also teach psychotherapy to postgraduate students.
I offer clinical supervision.
I continue to update my learning through continuing professional development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Each 60 minute session costs £50. Payment can be via bank transfer, in cash or by a cheque made out to Barbara Spalek.
- How to communicate in situations that make us feel angry or anxious
- The pros and cons of counselling by Skype
- Acceptance and breathing when reducing anxiety
- Letting go of toxic relationships
- Compassion focused therapy
- Life's transitions and therapy
- Standing up to bullying relationships
- Anxiety, healing, and the child that is inside us all
- Generalised anxiety disorder and rules for living
- Relationships and being good enough
You can make an appointment by email or by telephone. If you phone and I am unavailable, please leave your name, phone number, and a convenient time for me to return your call, and I will phone back as soon as I am able.
Counselling offers the highest possible levels of confidentiality for clients within in the bounds of the law and ethical practice as set out by the BACP.
I run a psychotherapy practice called Connect-and-Reflect See http://connect-and-reflect.org.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can arrange a time that suits you.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a BACP accredited integrative psychotherapist and I draw on person-centred, CBT and attachment modalities.