Gosia Grabowska

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

Do you sometimes wonder what it would be like to live with less stress and have your own motivation and purpose in life? Do you sometimes think that the COVID pandemic changed your outlook on life, and you truly want to start living with more awareness, well-being, and happiness?

On top of that, are relationships hard, and do you find yourself in battles with others or yourself? Do you feel that you didn’t say the right thing, or perhaps you said too much, and now you feel guilty, weighed down by shame?

Are you wondering if there is no balance between home and work, or maybe you feel lonely and worried about the overwhelming changes that are happening in the world around us?

Therapy can help you transform your relationships and will allow you to live your life more peacefully by:

-Talking through your current problems without fear of judgment, so you can develop the confidence to implement solutions.
-You will start recognising triggers and stressors, allowing you to develop coping strategies and make different choices.
-Therapy will help you set boundaries and manage others' expectations, giving you more free time to make the most of your 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.


 
 
 
 
 
 

Training, qualifications & experience

I came to the UK almost 20 years ago as a young adult. I had to deal with a lot of 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 has transformed my life. I became more confident and started noticing things that I was in charge of or I could change. My communication skills got better, and then I decided to follow my dream and became 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.' With the familiarity of living 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 to feel free and share their true selves with the world.

I am a directive therapist, and I offer specific instructions or techniques to help clients address their issues and reach their therapeutic goals, but the metaphor that I use with clients is this: 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 to make changes in their lives and feel more positive about their future.

Previous clients have told me that the coping mechanisms and strategies were useful, and 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 having therapy is like lifting the weight off their shoulders and it helps to clarify their thoughts.

I would love to help you too.

I am a fully qualified and registered counsellor with NCPS.


 
 
 

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

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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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.

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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