Bogumila Malinowska

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BACP/Accred MA NCPS Zen teacher
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London N4
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About me

I'm an experienced, accredited Counsellor and mindfulness /zen teacher and I have worked with a range of clients for some years, on a wide variety of issues including couples and relationship counselling,young people,work related stress,trauma related symptoms using EMDR, Gestalt , affairs, personality disorders, addiction to alcohol, drugs and pornography,traumatic experiences, dealing with triggers, communication problems, anger management, stress and anxiety management, low self esteem, anxiety, depression and bereavement, dealing with narcissistic spouse, parent or manager, spiritual emotional and sexual abuses.Concentration and focusing ,dealing with overthinking 

I work with individual adults, couples, young people and families with issues such as overthinking, passive-aggressive behaviour, coercive controlling relationships and gaslighting abuses; using traditional gestalt, person centred, psychodynamic, internal family system, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), creative therapy, focusing on feelings, and solution-focused writing therapy, zen and mindfulness.

Couples therapy

Couple therapy is based on non confrontational communication, Imago Dialogue, emotionally focused therapy, attachment and differentiation theory, Pursuer/Alof Dynamic, David Snarch's empowering therapy excellent for the couple facing infidelity problem & intimacy problems. Choosing the way of working will be based on diagnoses around relationship's stage.

What I can offer

I understand that your experiences and goals are unique and important. I possess mindfulness/zen skills through my long practice. At the same time, I recognise that your time is precious and 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.

What is unique about my service?

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.

The session

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.

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.

How many sessions will you 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.

  • 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...

I offer a free 15-minute initial consultation to discuss how I can help you which you can book easily here.

Alternatively, if you have any questions or would like to book a session then you can call or text me on 07742 979050 or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP -Children, young people , family Neurodiversity March 2024

Burnout- BACP network London March 2024

Cristalis -Self harm -how to deal with clients who self harm March 2024

 Personality disorders January 2024 PESI 

EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing  ,Attachment focused EMDR modified :healing trauma,anxiety,grief and loss, sexual abuse ,nightmares and sleeping problems 

  •  Sleeping problems -PTSD, nightmares, Justin Heven trainings 
  • Helping clients with spiritual abuse' trauma BACP course
  • Confer -Working with narcissistic personality 
  • 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
  • Training Level two couple counselling Exploring differentiation Principal trainer Deborah Winterbourne 
  • 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

Member organisations

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

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
  • Family Therapy
  • Healthy parenting 
  • Healthy relationships with money
  • 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
  • Grief
  • STD
  • Body image issues

15 minutes free before booking the first session.


£35-£50 per 50-minute session (depending on location, time of therapy session and your income).


£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).

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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£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • Saga
  • Health Assured

Additional information

  • Individual - £55-£65 per 50 min session. (Depending on location, time of therapy session and your income) For couple-longer sessions 60minutes  £70
  • I am recognised as Bupa, Axa, Vitality Health and other private health insurers EAP, Care first and Hope for justice as professional psychotherapist and counsellor 
  • Payment is made at the end of the each session ( bank transfer, PayPal,cash) 
  • Payment before sessions 
  • Payment for 6 sessions in advance -10% 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 

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon-Saturday 8am-8.00pm, Sun 2pm-7pm .I offer face to face,zoom,skype individual,couple and family therapy private  or BUPA,AXA private insurances recognised professional,EAP , Care first 

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 is important.

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 ,who experinces different types of abuse including spiritual and narcissistic abuse . I am not only a therapist but also authorised mindfulness and zen teacher with about 40  years of experience. I lead short and long retreats in a different part of the World including the US, Europe  and South Korea.I can help you to deal with overthinking and to reclaim joy in your life.

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)

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, adpotion issues, self image and self esteem in any gender 

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

105 Stroud Green Road, London, N4 3PX

42 Crouch Hill Road, Brickwork Community Centre, London, Islington, N4 4BY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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.Bikes users welcome , easy to find a car park .

Additional languages


English, Polish,

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


Bogumila Malinowska
Bogumila Malinowska