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About me

Do you feel ready to combat a particular problem but you are unsure how to go about it?

I am here to help - just call me - we can discuss it together beforehand (this consultation is free of charge, so nothing to lose, and no obligations to continue).

You might wonder, if you can trust my expertise and abilities as a psychotherapist.

Please see reviews kindly written by other clients I treated:

Written by R.A. on May 11 2022 after therapy with myself for 3 weeks concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self-esteem and coping with life changes.

'Krystyna is a wonderful therapist - compassionate, patient, personable, incredibly easy to talk to & very insightful. I felt I was really being listen to & that Krystyna really 'got' me and that we had a genuine rapport. After a month of working with Krystyna on overwhelming feelings of anxiety I have a much better understanding of where these feelings have been stemming from & and a clear path ahead of how to move forward. Thank you Krystyna, I feel like a huge weight has been lifted.'

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Written by M.O. on May 20, 2022 after therapy with myself for a 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy -related issues.

'Krystyna is an excellent therapist. I opened up to her about things I never told anyone. Her insightfulness creates a comfortable and safe environment. She always says kind tings. Krystyna makes you to feel understood and finds source of the issue quicker than other therapist what makes you feel that money was well spent and you didn't waste your time. I'd recommend Krystyna to anyone I know.'

You maybe you are unsure if counselling is for you or maybe you would like some reassurance. I am here to answer any questions you might have about counselling, to discuss any worries and to talk you through the process.

No difficulty is too big or too small to bring here. From my experience, we sometimes need other people to help us, maybe just at the beginning or maybe throughout the journey, especially if we feel lonely or isolated. I am fully committed to supporting you along your own counselling path.

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist.

I work effectively in a short-term solution-based therapy (up to twelve sessions) or open-ended counselling, whereby the sessions are paced in line with your needs and readiness to embrace positive change. Since 2010, I have helped many clients struggling with addictions and a variety of mental health problems; depression, anxiety, self-harm, anger issues, chronic stress to break free and re-build lives.

During counselling sessions, I look to form a strong professional relationship with you; based on mutual trust and firm boundaries – to keep us both safe and to optimise the sessions effectiveness.

We would work together to understand the roots of your symptoms and their impact in your life. This new awareness will help us to choose a suitable approach for you moving forward, to better manage or even fully relieve your symptoms.

Am I ready?

Recovery is only possible with your permission – when you are ready to safely let go of the symptoms and work your way out towards freedom - you chose the pace.

I offer a free telephone session, so there is nothing to lose by giving me a call. I am warm, kind and compassionate, I will listen to your story without judgement.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - Greenwich University in London
  • Effective Brief Psychotherapy - Human Givens College
  • Bereavement Counselling - Level 3 Award - Career Complex

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and strictly adhere to their professional standards.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

How many sessions do I need?

Depending upon the issues, you may be able to achieve good outcomes through short term work, however you may need to commit to longer term work to achieve positive results – as the root causes may be more complex.

In this case I offer the open ended therapy where we can take more time to explore and validate important life events - like a childhood trauma, which may have introduced the symptoms at the first place. In this way we can achieve deeper insight and work towards healing.

I currently offer sessions via a secure online platform and by phone – depending on your preference. Sessions fees can be negotiable, please get in touch to discuss.

When I work

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I offer appointments online from Monday - Friday between 10am and 8pm.

Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I am working remotely therefore all wheelchair users are welcomed.

Additional languages

I am fluent in English and Polish and I am confident working in either language.

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