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Individual,couple,family therapist.Modern,zen/mind technique

About me

I work with adults, children, couples and families using gestalt, person centred,psychodynamic, gestalt,zen,internal family system,mindfulness.

I understand that your experiences and goals  are unique and important .I poses mindfulness/zen skills  through my long practice . At the same time, I understand that your time is precious,that you want to have things resolved as soon as possible. I will try to fulfil your expectations and help you achieve your goals, motivation and dreams.

 Some of the techniques help to improve your grounding skills, motivation, energy level, concentration, and simple joy in every moment,quality of sleep and mood improvement , to deal with depression and anxiety.

You can access sources of greater energy and motivation if you want to and I will help you to find the right techniques for you.

The unique thing about my service is that I am also an authorised Zen mindfulness teacher. This authorisation was achieved through a traditional path of years spent on meditation retreats and meeting Zen teachers who approved my skills to teach koans (intuition developmental techniques).

Processing thoughts, emotions and past events is a way to gain clarity in the moment and make the best decisions. I will help you with this process.

I work with individual clients and couples in private practice and for the private health insurer Bupa, as well as other private insurers.

I have also worked and still work in different settings, including teaching, leading long meditation retreats, working with young and elderly clients, and people suffering from addiction and abuse. I help women going through menopause.

I think we all need happiness, to be understood. We want great intimacy. We want to be fulfilled in our relationships, work and family life. We need good techniques and people with the skills to support us. We need a support network.

We need to invest in ourselves.

During a therapy session, you can really get to the roots of problems. I will help you to process feelings and thoughts. This can be scary, and is sometimes unbearable to do alone.

I will give you the tools to deal with difficult feelings, so that you will be well equipped for what you are facing in life I will help you to build your network of support.

I am available for short therapy support for individuals and couples, children and parents, and for longer-term therapy.

I will help you get in touch with your internal power/intuition so you will know how to use all your inner resources. I can help you to deal with overthinking.

I have a lot of experience as a Zen mindfulness teacher to enhance and tap into your different types of energy. I use modern therapy and mindfulness techniques, as well as emotional freedom techniques.

I integrate the following skills and techniques when working with individuals and couples: mindfulness, gestalt, cognitive behavioural therapy, creative therapy, focusing on feelings, and solution-focused writing therapy.

The couples therapy I offer is based on modern couples therapy modalities: developmental, attachment-based, etc.


Going to a therapy session for the first time may bring some level of anxiety, as well as curiosity. It can be a great way to approach self-development and self-investment.

My clients say that they feel comfortable with me and my way of working from the very first session because I create an atmosphere of understanding, openness, and simplicity without judgement.

How can counselling help you?

I help you to see what is holding you back and to overcome hindrances. I think that the way we look after our mind can greatly affect our decisions, relationships, our mental, emotional and physical condition, and changes in our day-to-day life.

I believe that therapy should bring positive changes to our life from the very first session.

I am told that after a therapy session, clients feel freed from self-judgement, negative thoughts and very uplifted and inspired to work towards development.

I have worked with difference and diversity in various ways. I recognise the impact of different forms of oppression on personal development, and on the chances that are available to people.

Further information :

I am an active listener, very intuitive, non-judgemental, empathetic and mindful. I think I am effective with all my clients, but specifically for those who want to improve work and other relationships. I am not only a therapist, I am also an authorised mindfulness and Zen teacher with over 35 years of experience. I lead short and long retreats in different parts of the world, including the US and South Korea to help people to understand life direction and to develop connection with intuition .

How many sessions will I need?

I am happy to work short or longer term with people. Short-term work often involves specific issues and goals. This is also true for longer-term work but can make way for a more free-flow exploration of issues as they arise.

During therapy sessions, we focus on the moment and come to recognise the roots of patterns and problems.

In the couple therapy I use Imago, circulating questioning, emotional focus therapy, not coronational communication, visualisation , empowerment skills, etc

Where do I work from?

I am now working across three locations. I offer my therapeutic counselling from: Stroud Green Rd N4 3PX and Crouch Hill Rd N4 4BY at the Brickworks Community Centre. This is for individual, couples and family therapy.

I also provide Skype, Zoom and telephone services from Crouch Hill N4 4BY. All three places are conveniently located in London, with tube, overground and bus connections.

* I am fluent in Polish and understand Russian.

* Reduced fees are available for the unemployed, clients on a low income and students.

Getting in touch...
Get in touch! I help individual clients and couples. I offer a free 15-minute initial consultation to discuss how I can help
or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, qualifications and experience - 8 years in private psychotherapy/counselling practice 

Education: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP accredited in person centred and integrative therapy 

 National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society -accredited

Counselling Degree, Middlesex University 2014-2016

Introduction to Counselling Skills, London City Lit College 2012-2013

Degree in teaching Zen mindfulness, koans{I am a Dharma Master and I just started training to become Zen Master according traditional procedure ) - intuition development, 2009

Further Teaching Diploma Degree, Poland 2000-2003

Master’s Degree in Teaching and Pedagogical Studies, Poland 1979-1988


Couples therapy training, imago etc

Couples Institute, October 2020/confrontation - Online course

Couples therapy course, London October/November 2020, Deborah Winterbourne.

Pornography/sexual and gambling addiction, September 2020

Group therapy BACP course

Coach training BACP course

Creative working BACP course

Helping with insomnia  problems BACP course

Working online with clients.

Creative therapy.

Working with LGBTQ clients

Let the voices be heard!

An international conversation on counselling, psychotherapy and social justice "British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy" BACP webcast training, December 2019

Sex addiction - BACP private practice conference in Brixton, November 2019

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), muscle dysmorphia, particularly in males. Mind or body - what’s in charge? "British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy" BACP Conference, November 2019

Love and its shadows - Working with relationships, online resources/training, 2019

The new man love - about expressing emotion and the male needs of love in a healthy way, 2019

Impact of anxious attachment, May 2019

Modern dating and love relationships - "British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy" BACP South London private practice training, 2019

Gestalt training at the Gestalt Centre in London, October 2018

Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, 2018

Addiction, Bereavement, Relationships "British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy" BACP – CPD, 2018

Mosac - an organisation for families of children who have been sexually abused. Working styles with families of young people and children who have been sexually abused, 2017

"British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy" BACP Conference on understanding identity and diversity in the therapy room, 2017

Understanding dementia - therapeutic ways of communicating with people with dementia, helping the family, 2017

The new male sexuality - training and reading about dealing with relationship and intimacy issues

Fight. Flight, Freeze - An experiential exercise to see what happens to us in alarming or critical incidents - BACP online training

Workshops and mindfulness retreats in South Korea, US, Poland, and Russia, 2016-2019

Working with identity issues, 2016-2019

Mosac - working with non-abusive parents and people who are related to sexually abused children and young people, 2017

Workshop on working with LGBTQ people at the Westminster Drug Project, 2015

The City and East London Bereavement Service – training, 2015

Introductory Workshop - Counselling Place2Be, London, 2014

Child Protection Certificate Course, London, 2013

Challenging behaviour therapy for young people, London, 2012

Certificate in Personal Coaching, London Coaching Academy, 2009

I work at a private practice in London N4:

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

*Couples and relationship counselling ; conflict; affairs; narcissistic personality; addiction to alcohol, drugs, pornography, traumatic experiences, dealing with triggers, communication problems, anger management, stress and anxiety management , self esteem and family problems influencing relationship   etc.

 Family Therapy, healthy parenting 

Dealing with overthinking, passive-aggressive behaviour, coercive controlling relationships and gaslighting abuses

Healthy relationships with money

Self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement

Difficulty with adapting to a new job or place. Competitive environments and identity.

Money and spirituality, dealing with power abuses and racism in the workplace. Spirituality and everyday life.

Struggling to accept being single; childlessness, pregnancy, abortion

Single parent support



Body image issues

15 minutes free before booking the first session.

Individuals - £35-£50 per 50-minute session (depending on location, time of therapy session and your income). For couples - £60 for longer sessions of 70 minutes.

I am recognised by Bupa, AXA, Vitality Health and other private health insurers as a professional psychotherapist and counsellor.

Payment is made at the end of each session (bank transfer or PayPal)

8% discount for payment for 6 sessions in advance.

In cases of changed circumstances, the fee can be discussed and reviewed.

Counselling is available on Skype or Zoom for clients in London, outside London and international clients. It is possible to arrange sessions in person in advance (to ensure fulfilment of COVID restriction rules).

During the COVID-19 PANDEMIC, I offer a significant discount to the elderly, people on a low income and clients with disabilities: £35/50-minute session.

*Concessions may be available, so please discuss this with me.

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From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality

Additional information

  • Individual - £40-£50 per 50 min session. (Depending on location, time of therapy session and your income) For couple-longer sessions 65minutes  £60
  • I am recognised as Bupa,Axa, Vitality Health,and other private health insurers EAP,Better help,Care first and hope for justice as professional psychotherapist and counsellor 
  • Payment is made at the end of the each session ( bank transfer,PayPal,sometimes cash if necessery) 
  • Payment before sessions 
  • Payment for 6 sessions in advance -8% discount.

In the case of changed circumstances, the fee can be discussed and reviewed.

Sessions in person under arrangement, other counselling sessions are also available on skype or zoom or phone for clients from London, outside London and the international clients.

After COVID 19 PANDEMIC significant discount for elderly, people on the low income and with disability clients.

*Concessions may be available, please discuss your circumstances with me.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon-Saturday 8am-9.00pm, Sun 2pm-9pm .I offer face to face,zoom,skype individual,couple and family therapy. BUPA,AXA private insurances recognised professional.EAP 

Further information

My way to help to my clients is to lead them to self trust and to developing intuitive responses to difficult events in the moment or while facing difficult choices and decisions.I offer some tools to deal with difficult feelings, so my clients can support themselves between sessions.Between sessions support tools.

I am an active listener, very intuitive, non-judgemental, empathetic and mindful. I think I am  effective for all my clients but specifically for those who want to improve work and relationship . I am not only a therapist but also authorised mindfulness and zen teacher with over 35 years of experience. I lead short and long retreats in a different part of the World including the US and South Korea.

Different areas I deal with:

  • Couple therapy
  • Intimacy in relationship
  • Anxiety
  • Low self esteem
  • Negative thinking 
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Negative thinking limiting life
  • Panic disorder
  • Family issues
  • Phobias
  • Feeling sad
  • Depression
  • Separation and divorce anxiety
  • Employment (problem with managing ,struggling with toxic atmosphere in the work place)
  • Panic attacks
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder(OCD) different types of OCD
  • Relationships and sexual problems
  • Work and career-related issues
  • Abuses in the workplace
  • Eating disorders
  • Dealing with narcissist
  • Supporting clients going trough infertility process
  • Surviving of emotional abuse (gaslighting, silent treatment, narcissistic personality,
  • Passive-aggressive behaviour etc.)
  • Self-harm
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Guilt
  • Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
  • Muscle dysmorphia particularly  in males
  • Menopause
  • Insomnia
  • Bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Low self-esteem
  • Physical, emotional and sexual abuse
  • Loss
  • Illness
  • Shame
  • Fear of change
  • Fear of ageing
  • Addictions - substances, emotional, behavioural, workaholic, sex, gambling, shopping, internet
  • Hoarding
  • concentration
  • Feelings of emptiness and unclear life directions
  • Parental issues
  • Parenting

Room is in easy reach of Upper Holloway, Crouch End, Archway, North London, Hornsey, Haringey, Holloway, Manor House, Highgate, Tufnell Park, Seven Sisters, Finsbury Park, Dartmouth Park, Highbury, Parliament Hill Fields, Lower Holloway, South Tottenham, Wood Green, Stoke Newington, Kentish Town

Nearest Train Stations Crouch Hill (0.1 miles) Harringay (0.7 miles) Finsbury Park (0.8 miles) Upper Holloway (0.8 miles) Harringay Green Lanes (0.9 miles) Hornsey (1 miles) Drayton Park (1.6 miles) Kentish Town (1.8 miles) Alexandra Palace (1.8 miles) Gospel Oak (1.8 miles)

Nearest London Underground Tube Stations Finsbury Park (0.8 miles) Archway (0.8 miles) Manor House (1 miles) Arsenal (1.1 miles) Highgate (1.3 miles)

105 Stroud Green Road, London, N4 3PX

London, Islington, N4

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Accessible for wheelchair and other facility(kitchen,toilets,lifts) for clients with disability. Access to the kitchen in the community centre before counselling session.Step free access.Waiting area.

Additional languages


English, Polish, Russian (understood)

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