Malgorzata Pietrzyk MSc in Child Psychotherapy, MBACP Child and Adult Therapist
Counsellor and Psychotherapist MBACP, MSc Psychotherapy.
Working with individuals, couples or families I will spend their time creating a safe
environment where you can be comfortable about discussing private and personal
matters, in the stricktest confidence.
I am also a qualified child psychotherapist and have several years experience in
working with children whithin schools.
I offer support in broad area of issues regarding emotional well-being, like:
* Relationship difficulties. Family and friends, commitment, jealousy, abuse
* Family issues. Parents, children, parenting, separation/divorce,
* Lack of confidence, worried about failing, never feeling good-enough,
* Depression. Feeling isolated, lonely, empty, tearful, unloved, suicidal.
* Repeated destructive behaviour. Binge eating, anorexia, harming yourself,
abusive relationships, alcohol, drugs.
* Stress. Feeling out of control, need to be in control, panic attacks,
feeling of inadequacy, inferiority.
Many of our problems arise because we are human. We all make mistakes and
have to learn from them and it is okay to need several goes before we get
something right. Needing help is an important part of this process. You
could only label it as failure if you had already decided you must entirely
relay on yourself. Imposing such burden on you won self can be overwhelming
and cause unnecessary anxiety and fears. Instead, sharing your problems and
doubts in a safe and non-judgemental space with someone who is willing to
understand how it really feels might help you deal with your fears and show
that perhaps there is even more to it. Asking for counselling often means
that you have already taken first difficult step to change in your life.
I began my counselling training just over five years ago. I currently work
with both adults and children in an integrative and systemic approach. It
means that I help people to make sense of their feelings in a meaningful
way. This, in result advances in greater self-awareness and self-insight.
In my working years I have met people suffering from variety of emotional
I offer appointments in a comfortable and secure consulting rooms in Balham. Individual and family sessions. Early evening slots for children available. For further information visit my website www.psychocentrum.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified to MSc degree and member of BACP. I have been trained at Birkbeck College, London.
I have substantial experience of working with children within institutional as well as private sector. For many years I have been a school counsellor and I have worked with children with Autism.
I also have a great interest in working with adults as well as families. In the past I have worked with depression, trauma and crime, violence/anger, sexual and emotional abuse, stress, anxiety and phobia, body image dysmorphia as well as with issues regarding child's development, sexual and emotional abuse in chidlhood, social withdrawal in childhood, family breakdown and its implications, bullying and aggression/tantrums, adpotion and many other problems that result in your emotional well-being.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialize in child and adolescent therapy, based on both play and talkative therapy. Working with children and young people requires different approach, often seen as less invasive and very creative. It means that when working with children and young people I use variety of resources through which a child in a safe way can work on unfolding repressed anxieties and fears. My experience in working with children and young people has taught me that early therapeutic intervention may really make a quick change in child's life that is then maintain in adulthood.
In my experience I have worked with children as young as 6 years of age. I found it astonishing how play therapy can support development and allow to resolve lots of problems that children may have.
Assessment session - £50
Therapeutic session - £45
Student's fee - £30
Family consultation - £60
It is important to note that family consultations are not carrying therapeutic functions. They are design to help families to recognize their problem and with therapist’s help, think about the ways of tackling it within safe and supportive professional environment.
I offer daytime and evening sessions in South West London. Nearest tube station: Balham, Tooting Bec.