Kasia Cole MBACP, MScPsych, MSc - Psychotherapy & Relationship Counselling
I’m Kasia Cole. I specialise in the application of 8-16 session therapy, integrating CBT/Psychodynamic treatment with Mindfulness or Compassion FT, working with individuals and with couples.
In this unusual time most of my appointments are on-line. The benefits of online therapy? The sanctuary of home, your dog or cat next to you, a cup of tea, a big comfortable armchair, warm blanket and no public transport. While many people are indoors, working from home or nervous to commune with others, online therapy can provide a haven and connection.
At the moment all sessions are on-line but hopefully I’ll be able to see some of you face to face in the clinic very soon. My clinic is a comfortable, discrete and confidential space @ Staple Inn and Museum St - a therapeutic practice located in two places for your convenience: just outside Chancery Lane Station and near the British Museum.
I specialise in the application of short term 8-16 session psychotherapies, working with individuals and with couples. I’m committed to bring improvements in the shortest possible time.
Short term psychotherapy with me is adopted for you to relax, off-load, heal and make sense of what is going on inside of you.
What can you expect?
- Clear time frame
- Clear guidance
- Clear goals
- You will be seen by a therapist who creates warm and non-judgmental space
- Everything discussed is strictly confidential and handled with care and sensitivity.
Individual Psychotherapy and Counselling
I integrate Psychodynamic/CBT treatment with Compassion FT or Mindfulness according to your needs.
You will be seen by a therapist who works with the neutrality, specialist academic knowledge, clarity, skills and experience needed to bring understanding, heal emotions and transform your inner self.
My particular areas of experience includes relationships difficulties, sexuality, anxieties, working with fear, depression, abuse, PTSD, trauma, and pain management. You will be able to experience a positive sense of self and the ability to effectively regulate your own emotions.
My goal is to create warm and safe space for you where a deeper level of understanding is possible. The ultimate goal of treatment involves discovering a deeper sense of self and a more fulfilling way of relating to yourself and others.
You will be seen by an experienced psychotherapist educated to MSc in psychotherapy and MSc in research into human development who worked at the London School of Economics, Mind, Marriage Care and the Tavistock Relationships. As an academic I connect extensive research on what works therapeutically with your unique situation.
My clinic is a registered service provider for: Aetna Global, Aviva, AXA PPP, Healix and Vitality.
I am genuinely committed to supporting individuals and couples in transformation of their relationships. My focus is the treatment of your relationship which is the bond between both of you. The goal of a couple counselling is to adjust the attachment and ‘the dance’ so both partners understand each other better and can respect each other’s needs and differences.
You may need support to heal emotionally after an affair or separation. Couple counselling can recover or discover what is missing from your relationship. I create a space to reduces couples’ conflict while creating a more secure emotional bond. Couples learn to be emotionally available, empathetic and engaged with each other. I help couples open up and experience communicating in new ways.
You will be seen by a therapist who creates a space where partners can provide a sense of security, protection and comfort for the other.
Just to let you know, I hold Grad.Certif. in couple counselling from Tavistock. I have been supporting individuals and families since 2008.
Please have a browse on my website and you are very welcome to email me if you have any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Psychodynamics of Human Development (Sept 2010-Jul 2012) taught jointly by Birkbeck, University of London and The British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF). I was able to conduct my own research on how childhood disability impacts relationships and attachment. I was privileged to conduct infant observations under the guidance of BPF.
- Introduction to Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy (Jan-Jul 2010), Tavistock Relationships.
- Graduate Certificate in Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from The Tavistock Relationships (Sept 2012-Jul 2013) which is a world renowned London base course. I took this training further and connected it with research on how people form attachments.
- MSc (Couns&PsychTh) in Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP accredited and BPC registered training) with Birkbeck, University of London (Sept 2015-Jul 2017). Birkbeck has been training counsellors and psychotherapists for over 40 years. Their expertise on wider social systems we all function in and their impact on our mental health I particularly appreciate. This training connects my psychodynamic and academic approach.
- Additional training in Schema CBT, Mindfulness, Compassion Focussed Therapy and EMDR.
I have been working in mental health sector since 2008 first as a special educational needs and disability teacher and then as a psychotherapist. I was active as a counsellor for Mind in Uxbridge, for Tavistock Relationships in Central London and for Marriage Care in Notting Hill and as a university student counsellor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a member of the BACP Division for Spirituality and the BACP Division for Universities & Colleges. I am a member of Birkbeck Counselling Association and an associate of the British Emotionally Focused Therapy Community.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
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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
Individual Session in the Clinic £85
Individual on line (Zoom/Skype/FaceTime/MicrosoftT) Session £80
Session for Couples
Couple Zoom/Skype/FaceTime Session and in person £115
‘Back then, when I saw you for the first time, I was someone going through a depressive episode but also found it hard to deal with my social anxiety. I didn’t like the job I was doing and felt like I had no one to turn to.
Since then, however, I feel like I have really made progress. Thank you for all the help you have given. If it wasn’t for you, I would never have had the push to make choices in life and start to grow within myself.’
‘I was originally wary of counselling, but I have to say, I had an overwhelmingly positive experience – I am now a firm advocate for it to all of my friends and family. I want to warmly say thank you for helping me. The impact your counselling sessions with me had has stayed with me and it looks like it will continue beyond. It has challenged me to grow out of my comfort zone and help me to make choices in life, both personal and career aspects.‘
‘I was really pleased with the couple’s counselling services offered by Kasia. Her intelligent, analytical observations on my relationship with my partner opened up entirely new perspectives for us both to explore, and allowed us to discuss our problems openly in a calm, welcoming, mediated environment. Her input was invaluable and allowed us to understand each other better, adding much-needed stability and giving us renewed drive to make things work.
I would definitely recommend Kasia to intervene and assist when a relationship becomes difficult. She is extremely professional and an excellent psychotherapist, as well as being friendly, warm and approachable, creating a very comfortable atmosphere which is essential for sensitive therapies like this.’