I am an integrative psychotherapist with background in clinical psychology. The areas of work that I have most experience and expertise in include: depression, anxiety, difficulties in relationships, problems with managing emotions and relational trauma.
A solid basis of my practice is its holistic, relational foundation. This means that I work simultaneously on many levels, attending to your thoughts and feelings as well as your physical experience and the dynamics of our relationship.
It also means that I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches and skills, and actively seek a way of combining them to suit you as an individual.
My preferred style of working is open-ended with periodic reviews to track your progress. But I also offer fixed-term contracts where we focus on a particular issue with an aim to explore it at depth.
Most people find considering therapy and choosing a therapist rather daunting. If you feel anxious or unsure how to proceed, please, get in touch. You can discuss your situation with me in confidence either during an initial session or a brief telephone consultation. You will be able to ask me questions and we will have a chance to get to know one another a bit which is essential for both of us in making a decision whether I am the right person to guide you on your journey.
Therapy can be an immensely rewarding process leading to profound discoveries and many people (including myself) count it as one of their bravest and most transformative life experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
From a young age my academic interests and talents centred around humanities. I was interested in people, relationships and how we make meaning of our lives. I first pursued it through literature and philosophy, then psychology and eventually psychotherapy I have always been drawn to exploration of how different disciplines, paradigms and ways of working meet and enrich one another.
I completed an Integrative Psychotherapy Training at the Minster Centre in London and was awarded an MA by Middlesex University. Before moving to the UK I lived and studied in Warsaw (Poland) and completed an MA in Clinical Psychology at Kardynal Stefan Wyszynski University.
During the years of my training I have worked in various private-sector settings, mostly with adults but also with children.
At present the largest part of my work is my private practice. I divide the remaining time between Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust where I work as an individual psychotherapist helping patients who suffer from personality disorders and severe depression and a role of Research Assistant at The Minster Centre which enables me to pursue and develop my academic interests.
My experience has allowed me to develop a degree of clinical expertise in working with:
- Difficulties with intimacy and relationships
- Life transitions and loss
- Childhood trauma and attachment issues
- Emotional and physical abuse within family
Some of my professional interests include:
- Contemporary psychodynamic therapy
- Body psychotherapy and non-verbal communication in therapy
- Developmental and Neuroscience research and in this context theories of attachment, intersubjectivity embodiment.
Personally I find pleasure in practice of Ashtanga, running or walking in nature, movies and books.
I feel deeply grateful to all my clients - present and past - for their courage, openness and generosity in sharing their feelings, thoughts and concerns.
Psychotherapy is such a unique engagement of mutual influence and I am always aware of how much learning and growth I find through allowing myself to be influenced deeply by my therapeutic work.
I also continually work on my personal and professional integration through ongoing commitment to self-development, supervision and specialised training.
I am a member of BACP and an accredited member of UKCP and abide by their code of ethics.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer counselling and psychotherapy in Polish.
I recently completed a Foundation Training in Energy Psychology and I offer AIT and EFT treatments for trauma as part of an on-going psychotherapy work. If this is something you feel might be right for you, please, ask me for more details.
Individual session (50 minutes) - £60
When I work
Sessions are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at my practice in Honor Oak Park.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy in Polish to Polish speakers.