Gosia Grabowska

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MNCPS (Acc.) Trauma, Family Issues, LGBTQ+, Couples
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Rochford SS4 & Southend-On-Sea SS2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome! Taking the first step to seek a counsellor can feel overwhelming, especially when you're juggling so much and often put others' needs before your own. It’s natural to want to be strong for everyone else, but sometimes the weight of your own questions and struggles can become too much to handle alone. It's okay to reach out for support. By exploring the Counselling Directory, you're making a positive choice for yourself. Read my profile to learn how we can work together to lighten your load and find the answers you’re looking for.

Are you finding relationships challenging or feeling stuck in conflicts with others or yourself? Do you sometimes regret what you’ve said or feel overwhelmed by guilt? Maybe you’re struggling to balance work and home life, feeling lonely, or finding it hard to cope with the constant changes in the world. If anxiety, depression, ADHD, or autism is affecting your daily life, it’s important to know you’re not alone.

These challenges often manifest in ways you might not immediately recognise. For instance, ADHD can lead to physical restlessness and tension, while autism might cause sensory overload or discomfort. Trauma can leave lasting effects on your body, causing stress or physical discomfort long after the initial event. Recognizing how these issues impact both your mind and body can be a crucial step in finding relief.

In addition to individual challenges, if you're experiencing difficulties in your relationship or considering separation, my personal experiences with life's ups and downs offer valuable insights. Couples counselling can provide a space where both partners can openly discuss their feelings and needs. Whether you're looking to enhance your connection or find an amicable way to part ways, I can help facilitate honest communication and guide you towards a resolution that respects both of your needs.

I’m here to help you connect the dots and work through these issues together. Seeking support is a courageous and positive step. I look forward to meeting you and exploring how we can find a path that works for you.

How can counselling and therapy help you to navigate these aspects:

1. Understanding Your Challenges: Therapy provides a space to explore and understand the underlying issues contributing to your struggles. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, or the effects of trauma, counselling helps you uncover how these factors influence your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
2. Recognising Physical Manifestations: Many challenges, like ADHD, autism, and trauma, can affect you physically in ways you might not immediately notice. Therapy can help you connect the dots between your mental health and physical symptoms, such as restlessness, sensory overload, or stress-related discomfort, leading to a more comprehensive understanding of your well-being.
3. Developing Effective Strategies: Together, we’ll create personalized strategies to manage your unique challenges. This might include techniques to address anxiety, coping strategies for ADHD, or methods to handle sensory sensitivities related to autism. For trauma, we’ll explore ways to alleviate physical and emotional stress, helping you feel more balanced and in control.
4. Enhancing Communication: In couples counselling, therapy offers a supportive environment to improve communication between partners. Whether you’re working through conflicts or considering a respectful separation, we’ll focus on facilitating open, honest conversations that help both of you express your needs and find common ground.
5. Building Resilience and Support: Counselling helps you build resilience and develop a strong support system. By understanding how your challenges impact your life, we can work together to strengthen your coping mechanisms and connect you with resources that support your mental and emotional health.


Seeking support is a brave and positive step towards improving your quality of life. I look forward to working with you to address your concerns and find a path that supports your overall well-being. I’m here to support you and look forward to meeting you. Let’s work together to find the best way forward.


 
 
 
 
 
 

Training, qualifications & experience

My journey to becoming a therapist began over 20 years ago when I arrived in the UK as a young adult. Like many, I faced my share of challenges—loneliness, anxiety, and a sense of being stuck despite having what many would consider a 'normal' life. I know firsthand how it feels to struggle to find your way and to yearn for a sense of belonging and purpose.

My personal experience with therapy was life-changing. It gave me the confidence to make meaningful changes in my life and the clarity to pursue my passion for helping others. Now, I’m dedicated to guiding people through their own transformations.

Why Choose Me as Your Therapist?

1. Empathy from Experience: Having navigated cultural adjustment, loneliness, and self-doubt myself, I deeply understand the complex emotions that can come with feeling disconnected or lost. I’m here to support you with genuine empathy and insight.
2. Directive and Goal-Oriented: I believe in providing actionable guidance and techniques tailored to your unique needs. Think of our sessions as a collaborative journey where you are in the driver’s seat, and I’m here to help map out the route and navigate obstacles. The pace and destination are entirely yours to choose.
3. Proven Results: I’ve helped dozens of clients make significant strides toward a more positive and fulfilling life. My clients often share how they’ve benefited from the coping strategies and new perspectives gained in therapy, feeling lighter, more self-compassionate, and better equipped to handle life’s challenges.


Ready to Take the Next Step?

If you’re looking to break free from feelings of stagnation, build confidence, and uncover your true self, I’d be honoured to walk this path with you. Therapy can be a powerful tool for change, and I’m here to provide the support and direction you need to thrive.

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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NCPS
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.

Fees

£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.

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Rochford, Essex, SS4

Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Key details

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Additional languages

Polish

Online platforms

Google Meet
Whatsapp
Zoom
Skype

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