Iwa Kos-Surowka reg. BPC
I am experienced Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and I work in private practice in Haggerston. Alongside this I work as therapist in NHS. Depending on your needs and expectations I can offer both short-term and long-term therapy. I offer evening appointments.
I am aware of how much courage it takes to work through one’s difficulties, and how every person has a unique life experience. Drawing from acquired knowledge and experience I will help you to better understand your feelings, relationships and experiences and work through your problems. I offer a safe and empathetic space where some issues and concerns may be shared for the first time. All contact throughout the therapy remains confidential, including the fact that you are in therapy.
The therapeutic space would enable you to discuss your life and face anything that is particularly painful, difficult, confusing, shameful or uncomfortable. It might help you to make sense of what you are going through. I work predominantly with the psychodynamic approach which would help you to get insight into dysfunctional and repetitive ways of engaging with others and the wider world. The therapeutic relationship would allow you to understand better your feelings, thoughts, internal conflicts, reactions to the world, and patterns of your behaviour. As a result, you might experience a sense of liberation from old patterns of behaviour, and be empowered to make important changes in your relationships and career. A safe and empathetic relationship with the therapist leads to self-growth and a sense of acceptance. Therapy will allow you to create more robust ways of emotional functioning in the long run.
I offer therapy in English, French and Polish.
Give me a call or send me an email to arrange an initial consulation. The first consultation will focus on getting to know each other and understanding together the nature of your problems and the areas that you want to work on.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma In Intercultural Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (qualifying NHS course, accredited by BPC)
- Postgraduate Diploma In The Foundations Of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- MA in Psychology
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Initial consultation costs 70 pounds. The fee will be paid in cash. I have some concessionary places so please contact me to discuss the lower fee.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||French and Polish|
Types of client