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About me

Psychotherapy may be a wonderful way of not only helping you with your struggles but also increase your sense of freedom.

As a therapist and other human being I believe in your strengths that I highly promote; being holistic, person- centred, addressing your issues on social, psychological, biological, physical, cultural and spiritual level is the most important part of this journey and it is my objective.

Sessions focus not only on your problems, feelings, thoughts and developing skills but also on your body as it is a physical way of being in the world.

I provide counselling and psychotherapy in both languages: English and Polish.

My work is supervised and strictly adhere to BACP and CRPO code of ethics (am a professional member of both associations).

Sessional are available in person, online and via phone to anyone over 16.

For more details, please check out my website: therapyforfreedom.com

Thank you :)

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Master’s Degree in Psychology from University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Poland (earned in 2012), Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Interventions from 2013, Diploma in Assaulted Women and Children Counselling/ Advocating from George Brown College in Toronto (2016). Certificate in Informed Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness (Toronto 2017), from 2017 I've been discovering Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy- ISTDP; for clients who need to focus on attachment issues, which techniques have stayed in my practice since.

The reason why I particularly blend DBT and ISTDP approaches is an effectiveness. I have been always looking for rapid, gentle and permanent steps clients can take to overcome their issues.

I follow up professional and personal development (please feel free to ask me for details) and my work is supervised.

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Professionally and personally, I'm interested in psychosomatic issues, as well as trauma and its effects; such as anxiety, depression, alcohol and drugs misuse.

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When I work

Monday and Thursday

Further information

Please have a look at my website (link attached) for more information. Thank you

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1

St Andrews, Scotland, KY16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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