I'm Malgorzata (it's pronounced /mawɡɔˈʐat̪a/) - a psychotherapist helping people to change their lives,create good relationships and fulfil their potential.
As you are reading this there is a good chance that you're looking for a therapist for yourself or someone close to you. You may just be thinking about therapy and whether or not it's an option for you.
Overall you are doing well. You're an interesting person and you have much to contribute to the world and those around you. You can see how much you've achieved so it's even more bewildering that you don't feel it.
You know others have it worse and you may feel you shouldn't complain, especially in the face of all the suffering going on in the world. Yet you do suffer too, though in a less obvious way.
You may struggle with relationships whether the romantic ones or the social ones. You may have difficulty with meeting people, maintaining intimacy or ending relationships that are not good for you.
You may have bouts of feeling low or anxious. You may at times loose control of yourself and say/do things you later regret. You may at times feel nothing.
You may be dealing with difficult past experiences or simply feeling that something just isn't right. You may be dealing with loss or trying to understand yourself.
If any of the above feels familiar then there's a good chance that I may be the right therapist for you. A good way to check if that's the case is to book an initial session. This is a good time to ask further questions and to get a sense of me as your potential therapist.
A bit more about me
I'm an integrative and relational psychotherapist registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). What does it mean? I hear you asking.
UKCP registration means that my training, work and further professional development is regularly scrutinised by the UKCP, so you can be sure you're being offered high quality psychotherapy.
Being relational psychotherapist means that I use our relationship as the basis for the therapeutic work and I pay attention to your relationships in the world. These include relationships with others - at present and in the past - and the relationship you have with yourself.
Integrative means that instead of following only one school of psychotherapy I blend the various theories into a framework that is aligned with who I am and through that works best for my clients.
For me emotional health is about ability to form satisfactory relationships with others, experiencing full range of emotions, knowing, respecting and trusting yourself and being flexible in our responses to whatever life brings. If this is where you want to get I'm here to help you on your way.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
Postgraduate Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute)
Master's degree in Social Clinical Psychology
I am a member of the Metanoia Institute and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and I subscribe to their codes of ethics.
I have over ten years of experience of working in a variety of mental health settings in the UK. In addition to my private practice I have worked in psychiatric hospitals, as well as voluntary services.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£90 per 50 minute session
I accept AXA PPP Healthcare, Aviva, and Vitality Health private insurance.