Karolina Pawinska MA. Dip Core Process Psychotherapy, UKCP Reg.
I offer Core Process Psychotherapy, a mindfulness-based approach in therapy. Core Process Psychotherapy falls under the umbrella of humanistic and integrative approaches in psychotherapy.
My intention is to meet each person where they are in their life and incorporate a gentle yet powerful mindfulness-based therapy, which brings awareness to thoughts, feelings, and sensations, allowing change to happen in the present.
I wish to accompany your journey and support you being with any challenges that you might be experiencing. By truly allowing our experience to be, we have the possibility of moving forward and reconnecting with the greater sense of wellbeing. I work at a pace that is right for you, helping you to identify resources that can support you during your therapy and in your life.
I offer both counselling and long-term depth psychotherapy for adults on a weekly basis.
***Please note: During the current restrictions due to the Covid-19 outbreak, I have stopped face to face therapy sessions until further notice. I am continuing to offer online and phone therapy. *** It is a challenging time for many, a global crisis such as this touches each and every one of us. If you wish to reach out for support; are struggling with self-isolation, dealing with loss and grief and/or feeling overwhelmed by anxiety and fear and want to share your experience, please contact me on my email or phone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 2007, having completed the full professional training in Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute, Devon, UK.
I worked previously offering psychological support for young people with learning difficulties on an individual basis as well as in community setting with children and young adults with special needs. I also worked individually as an equine therapist with children on the autistic spectrum.
Relevant Professional Qualifications/Associations:
- MA Psychotherapy (Middlesex University, UK)
- 4-year professional training in Core Process Psychotherapy (Karuna Institute, UK)
- MA Psychology (Silesian University, Poland) translated as BA Psychology by NARIC organisation, UK
- I am a member of ACPP (The Association of Core Process Psychotherapy) and HIPC (Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College)
- I am a fully accredited member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £45 for a full hour of therapy.
When choosing to go into psychotherapy, it is important to find a psychotherapist who is the right 'match' for you. I offer a free 40-minute initial meeting. This is an opportunity to help you to decide whether you feel at ease working with me and to discuss what is bringing you to therapy.
I attend regular professional supervision and partake in continual professional development courses to ensure that my practice is well supported.
I hold professional indemnity insurance and abide by both the ACPP and UKCP Code of Ethics.
All practicing Core Process Psychotherapists are required to have an ongoing contemplative or meditative practice. This helps to sustain awareness and develop a field of presence from which to listen to and hold clients at depth.