Dr Jadwiga (Jadzia) Duncan-Bosu, DClinPsy, HCPC Registered
Welcome to my profile.
My name is Jadzia. I am an experienced and skilled clinical psychologist. I work with individuals, families and couples. I feel passionate about offering psychological services to others because I understand that life can throw different and sometimes unexpected challenges at us. Sometimes these challenges can make us question the way we have been coping and thinking about our lives, other people and our way of being. Sometimes these life challenges can also make us feel as if we are not coping with them the way we would like to and consequently we might experience uncomfortable feelings.
While experiencing anxiety, low mood or other emotional difficulties is often short-lifted and can resolve itself, occasionally we might need a helping hand in dealing with these. This is where I can help. I am a warm, approachable and patient clinical psychologist. Whatever you bring to the session you can be sure that I will listen to you with curiosity, compassion and without making any judgements.
My aim in therapy is to work with you, to instil hope (if this has been lost), to empower you and give you skills to cope with your challenges. As a Clinical Psychologist, I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness. The most important features of therapy for me, however, is the therapeutic relationship. This means that my approach is primarily guided by what you bring to the session and the interaction between us.
I feel passionate about working with individuals from all walks of life, sexual orientation, gender, age, ethnicity and race. I also provide services in Polish.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- MSc (Hons) in Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology/Clinical Psychology
Throughout my career I have helped many adults, young people and families in managing and adjusting to difficulties that they faced throughout their lives.
Initially my career has involved doing psychological research, working on national and international research projects. Following from this, I worked with families, children and adults with a wide range of emotional, behavioural and cognitive difficulties, including anxiety, depression, relationship and adjustment difficulties. After this, I undertook a role as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in a clinical health and palliative care team. In this role I worked with adults who struggled with managing their physical health conditions (e.g. diabetes, cancer, coronary heart disease, ME). I also worked with families and adults facing difficulties related to terminal diagnosis, such as adjustment, end of life anxiety/depression, grief and bereavement. Currently I work in the NHS with families and young people experiencing emotions and behavioural difficulties related to neurodevelopmental conditions, such as ASD and ADHD.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Grief, Loss & Bereavement
- Managing physical and medical health problems/conditions
- Managing pain
- Issues related to terminal illness
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What can I expect from our first meeting?
Initial consultation is about getting to know each other. At that point I am also keen to hear about the difficulties or concerns that you have and to explore with you initial ideas about how these concerns could be addressed.
Initial Telephone consultation: Free
Fees:£95 (50 minutes)
I am registered with AXA and AVIVA healthcare insurance providers
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|