Gosia Grabowska

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MNCPS (Acc.) Trauma, Family Issues, LGBTQ+, Couples
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Rochford SS4 & Southend-On-Sea SS2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome! I understand that taking the first step to seek a counsellor can be challenging. Life is busy, and we often prioritise others over ourselves, feeling the need to be strong for them. We may think we have all the answers, but sometimes, our questions become too heavy to handle alone, and we hesitate to burden our family or friends. By exploring the Counselling Directory, you’ve made a positive choice.

Are relationships difficult for you? Do you often find yourself in conflicts with others or even with yourself? Do you sometimes regret what you said or feel guilty for saying too much? Are you struggling to balance home and work, or feeling lonely and worried about the overwhelming changes in the world?

Therapy can help you transform your relationships and lead a more peaceful life by:

*Providing a safe space to talk through your current problems without fear of judgment, helps you build the confidence to implement solutions.
*Helping you recognise triggers and stressors, so you can develop coping strategies and make different choices.
*Assisting you in setting boundaries and managing others' expectations, giving you more free time to enjoy life.
*If you've experienced trauma or difficult experiences in the past, therapy can help you process and heal from these wounds. By addressing unresolved trauma, you can reduce its impact on your current relationships and emotional well-being.

Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength.

I look forward to supporting you on your journey to a more balanced and fulfilling life.


Training, qualifications & experience

I came to the UK almost 20 years ago as a young adult. I had to deal with many problems and believe me, it wasn't easy. I struggled with loneliness and anxiety, and although I wanted to feel better about myself, I didn't know how to change it. I felt stuck. Therapy transformed my life. I became more confident and started noticing things I could change. My communication skills improved, and I decided to follow my dream and become a therapist.

I set up my private practice because I saw people who also struggle with no direction in life, despite having a house, family, and what would seem like a 'normal life.' Having lived in a different culture, I’ve experienced loneliness, feelings of not belonging, guilt, shame, and stuckness. I understand people who want to gain more confidence, feel free, and share their true selves with the world.

As a directive therapist, I offer specific instructions and techniques to help clients address their issues and reach their therapeutic goals. Imagine that we are both sitting in a car, and you are the driver. You will take me on a journey; we will go at your pace, and the destination is yours.

Since my training as a therapist, I've supported dozens of people in making changes in their lives and feeling more positive about their future. Previous clients have told me that the coping mechanisms and strategies were useful and that they continue to use them. The new perspectives they gained enabled them to have more self-compassion and identify their strengths. They often mention that therapy is like lifting a weight off their shoulders, helping to clarify their thoughts.

I would love to help you too.

I am a fully qualified and registered counsellor with The National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society.



Training and education:

  • South Essex College of Further and Higher Education Level 5, CPCAB Psychotherapeutic Counselling 2021-2022
  • South Essex College of Further and Higher Education Level 4 Counselling Diploma 2018-2021
  • GWSH Poland studied BA International Political Relations 2001-2004
  • Foundation Diploma Therapeutic Safety in Trauma 2022-2023 NCPS
  • NCPS Advanced Specialist Couples Counselling Diploma 2024

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a bilingual therapist and also speak Polish.

I have training in safely working with trauma. I am supporting clients from the LGBTQ+ community by creating a therapeutic environment that respects, affirms, and empowers individuals on their journey towards self-acceptance and well-being.

I have experience working with clients from various cultural backgrounds and religions, based in the UK and Europe.

My other areas of work include various dynamics within families, women empowerment and feminism.

I also work with Polish and English-speaking couples.


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Couple/Relationships Sessions £75

When I work

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Further information

Counselling doesn't have to take a lot of your time. It's just an hour a week and you can book an online session that fits your schedule.

So please get in touch to book an introductory call where we can assess whether we'd work well together. I look forward to hearing from you.

Published articles

Rochford, Essex, SS4

Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages


Online platforms

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