Kamils Counselling and Psychotherapy - Kamil Kostrzewa
My name is Kamil, I am fully qualified, MBACP Accredited and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer a warm, confidential and non-judgemental environment for individual clients and couples. I truly believe that change is possible for everyone. I have the confidence to be able to provide enough support to help you to find the best coping strategies to change your life for the better.
I offer online counselling and telephone counselling for those who are unable to attend a face to face sessions for any reason.
How I work
Together we will identify your problems, focus on finding solutions and discover your best coping strategies for all that life throws at you. I use mindfulness, breathing exercises, muscle relaxation and many more strategies.
We will challenge your beliefs and look at different perspectives. Together we will challenge negative thoughts and help you focus on your attachment styles which we have all unconsciously learnt from childhood; looking at how they play significant roles in our current relationships.
I have experience working with clients suffering from a wide range of issues which include; depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger, rage, relationship issues, childhood abuse, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, low self-esteem, bullying, sadness, coping with serious health conditions, stress, suicidal thoughts, personality disorders, despair, change, addictions, low self-confidence, self-harm, trauma, grief, identity, sexual orientation.
Relationship and Couples Therapy
I am a fully qualified couple and relationship therapist, holding an advanced certificate in relationship therapy approved by The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapies. I am able to help you find the right balance of understanding within your relationship. I work with couples in conflict looking to find positive conflict management techniques, dealing with affairs and the anger, blame, frustration and lack of trust this can bring. Together we will work to see how you can meet your partner's needs and explore how each of you can have your needs met in the relationship.
I can help with communication, negotiation and understanding your relationship dynamics. I also can address sexual issues such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, loss of desire and vaginismus.
I am qualified to work with couples, siblings, friends, parents or any other important relationship where additional support can help.
I have experience working with same-sex couples and supporting with dynamics, strengths and vulnerabilities that are specific to this.
Needs Specific to the LGBTQ+ Community. I am trained to work with gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and queer clients as well as other representations of sexual orientations and gender identities.
I can help with difficulties around 'coming out', stigma, impact on mental health, childhood bias, gender identity, high-risk sexual behaviours and look to create goals and specific treatment plans.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
- CPCAB. Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
- Advanced Certificate in Relationship and Couple Therapy approved by The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapies.
- CPCAB. Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
- Master degree in Social Preventive Treatment and Rehabilitation
- Certificate in Attachment Theory
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.
- Training in working with Domestic Abuse.
- Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
LGBTQ+ difficulties around 'coming out', gender identity, high risk sexual behaviours .
Concessions offered for
Single Client - £45 per hour
Initial Session - £30
Couple Session - £55 per hour
Initial Session - £40
Working at weekends mostly but possibly available at some times during the week.