MA, PG Dip Psych, PG Dip Couns, MBACP
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Hello and welcome to my profile. My name is Jolanta and I am a MBACP Registered Integrative Counsellor, working in a holistic and integrative way, both in English and Polish languages, with young people aged 16+, adults and older adults in Surbiton and Weybridge. I offer short and long-term counselling in person, online and over the phone.
In the last 30 years of working as a qualified teacher, learning mentor and counsellor, I have been teaching, mentoring, and counselling young people and adults in further and higher education settings and in charitable organisations.
I also have had a wonderful opportunity to work with clients from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, physically disabled, mild learning difficulties, neurodiverse clients (ADHD, Autism, Dyspraxia, and Dyslexia)Down Syndrome and other conditions effecting their academic, social and emotional life.
I have worked with the following issues: academic stress, stress at work, bullying, self-esteem issues, relationship and parenting issues, hoarding, anxiety disorders, depression, sexual abuse, self-harm, abortion, miscarriage, post-natal depression, menopause, life transitions, personal identity issues, emigration issues, bereavement and others.
My way of working with clients ranges from a person- centred (humanistic) and psychoanalytical approach, to a more directive CBT, NLP and coaching approach enhanced with self-compassion Mindfulness elements. I believe that each person is wonderfully unique and very special and therefore my role as a counsellor is to try to accommodate my therapy to your individual needs, expectations and your goals.
During the session, I may use, for instance, a range of visual, auditory, and kinaesthetic ways of working such as: art therapy, music, self-reflection journals, written handouts, visualisation, role play, self-compassion techniques and guided meditation and other methods to suit your individual preferences and the presented issue.
I am also a great believer in a holistic way of working with your issues by exploring with you not only your emotional and mental state but also your physiological, spiritual, social and environmental needs.
The essential part of the therapy I offer is a safe, confident, warm, and non-judgmental environment, where a positive and honest relationship between the client and the therapist can be established and nourished.
I believe that commitment to therapy and self-care are very important elements of any therapy and therefore, I will try to encourage you to do some tasks on self-reflection and self-care between the sessions. After all, this will be your space for sharing and working out the problems that are troubling you and you will decide the pace you want to move at. I am here to support and guide you on your journey.
I hope that this brief explanation of my approach to counselling is helpful.
If you need more information, please do not hesitate to phone, or contact me via e-mail. I am available for free of charge informal chat over the phone if you want to find out whether I am the right person for you.
Wishing you the best of luck in your search for the right therapist for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Special Educational Needs – Pedagogical University of Cracow
- Post Graduate Diploma in Education – Westminster University
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology – Open University
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Guidance – Brunel University
- L5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Richmond Adult and Community College
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £60.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Rate £60-£75 for 50 minutes session.
I offer a free initial telephone session (informal chat) for up to 20 minutes.
First session / Initial Assessment – charged at £50
Limited number of reduced fees of £50 offered to self-funding students and clients who cannot afford paying full fee.
I am open to a hybrid way of working with you, depending on your circumstances, using a combination of in person, online and over the phone counselling.
When I work
At the moment, I work from Monday to Friday only.
On Thursdays, I work from the Weybridge office and on Wednesdays and Fridays from the Surbiton office. On other days I work online.