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BACP - Couples and Individual Psychotheraputic Counsellor

About me

Welcome, I'm Gosia, I am currently offering sessions online and face to face.

Entering the therapy is a sign of courage in the depths of conflict. Clients are often overwhelmed with anxiety, not knowing what is happening either within them, their partners or communicatively between their couple. To be understood and appreciated whilst conveying the same qualities to another person is an essential component of any satisfying relationship.

I have been fortunate, through my work in the private sector, to have a wealth of travel and personal experience behind me that has enabled me to meet people from various cultures, classes, countries and emotional dispositions. These experiences, alongside my training, serve to inform my practice with understanding, compassion and empathy within a robust therapeutic setting.

I have a caring, compassionate character and aim to assist others who may be trying to turn inner conflicts into reflective adulthood where experiences from the past can be viewed from a differing, conscious perspective.

I offer free 20 minute consultation over the phone, so please do get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a UKCP and BACP registered full Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I am also currently in the final stages of an MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, accredited by UKCP. I have many years of clinical experience working as a counsellor with a diverse range of clients within the NHS, mental health charities, the voluntary sector, educational settings and private practice.

My wide-ranging training in psychotherapy, counselling, philosophy - communication gender and social studies, education and human development, enables me to adopt a flexible approach to my work with clients and to respond to the distinct personal situation of each individual, within their particular social environment. I adhere to the ethical codes of practice of UKCP and BACP.

• Final year of MSc Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute)
• Diploma  Transactional Analysis Counselling (Metanoia Institute, London)
BA (Hons) Pedagogy (Wroclaw University)
• MA  Pedagogy (Wroclaw University)
MSc Philosophy-Social Communication (Wroclaw University)
• Bereavement Training (ST Joseph Hospice)
• Safe-Guarding Adults and Children at Risk (Riverside)
• Qualified Teacher status (London)
• ASD, ADD, Makaton language, SEN Inclusion  (London

As well as a private practice, I also work as a Head of the department in Educational setting.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • cross-cultural couples
  • mixed-heritage identity

Consequently, promoting mental health and wellbeing, I specialise in relationships with couples and include relational therapy when seeing individuals. I welcome under-represented clients from the BAME, LGBT and cross-cultural/mixed-heritage communities.

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Shoreditch Practise:

Assessment - £90
Individual - £70
Couple - £90

Bishops Stortford

Individual: £55
Couple: £75

In some circumstances I am able to offer a reduced rate of £45 per session, e.g. students of psychotherapy, TA students - please ask me about this.

When I work

ACCEPTING FACE TO FACE AND ONLINE CLIENTS

Monday to Saturday

Further information

Initial consultations

These typically last longer (between 60-90 mins) and I charge on a pro-rata basis. We may have more than one consultation session to give us a chance to get to know each other and for you to decide if you want to make the commitment to start therapy with me.

Consultations are by appointment only and can be made by contacting me by email or phone number. I offer a free 20 minute consultation over the phone, where we can also go through areas such as confidentiality, fees, cancellation policy.

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aviva
Cigna

231 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JP

Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Bishops Stortford-Wheelchair user access

Additional languages

Polish

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