Dr Kat Piwowarczyk, DCounsPsy, MSc(Psy), HCPC Reg, MBPsS
City Of London
If you are looking for a therapist, you are probably feeling scared, isolated and overwhelmed, needing a professional (relationship) that would safeguard you through this difficult period and help you find a resolve.
MY PRACTICE: I work with diverse range of clients, both individuals [adult individuals, young people, children (5+yrs)] and couples. I am experienced in providing therapy to clients struggling with variety of life/ emotional concerns, with most common being: anxiety/ stress/ panic, depression, family, relationship and psychosexual issues, various identity and self-image, self-esteem issues, cultural issues, psychological trauma, abuse, loss and bereavement (please see the list of issues below).
I work within both long-term (open-ended) and short-term (time-limited, e.g., 8-12 sessions) frameworks. In my clinical work, I use insights from existential/ humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural approaches (mainly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT), to tailor therapy around your individual needs.
I aim at providing you with a nourishing, dialogical, collaborative therapeutic space and helping you develop greater understanding, skill, sense of direction, and psychological resilience needed to address your difficulties and to live your life with greater confidence, meaning and purpose.
PRACTICE LOCATIONS: I practice from two highly convenient and accessible locations in London: my main office is located in the City of London, EC2M (near Liverpool St Station) but I also provide therapy from W1, Marylebone (near Regents Park, Great Portland St Stations).
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a highly qualified and experienced chartered counselling psychologist (HCPC registered), holding Doctoral degree in counselling psychology (Regents University London) and Master's degree in general and cognitive psychology (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw).
I have over a decade of clinical experience accrued within variety of clinical settings, working in private practice, and for organisations specialising in e.g., psychosexual/ sexual health issues (Terence Higgins Trust) and multi cultural issues (Multi-Ethnic Counselling Service).
I am also experienced in working with children 5+, suffering from various psychological concerns, e.g., anxiety, depression, trauma, social difficulties, mild communication and learning difficulties. In my work with children I use integrative approach, based on cognitive and behavioural psychology, play therapy, mindfulness practice, guided imagery, etc.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
INDIVIDUALS Assessment / standard session: £85-£100 (sliding scale, depending on individual circumstances)
COUPLES Assessment / standard session: £100-£110
Payment is due before (bank transfer) or at the time of the session (cash).
I require 48h cancellation notice (irrespectively of the reason). All late cancellations are fully chargeable.
I abide by the BPS (British Psychological Society) and HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) standards of conduct, performance and ethics.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please enquire via email.
Types of client