Marcin W. MacIejewski

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Cardiff, Caerdydd, CF24 1DJ
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About me


I am licensed counsellor in the UK with 5 years of professional work experience and over 10 years of experience in related therapeutic settings. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can feel daunting, and often requires courage, and as such often is the most difficult step on the path to consistent wellbeing. My endeavour is to make the next steps easier for you. 

I have about 3 thousand hours of experience in helping people with their mental struggles, and over twice that amount, in related fields (academic mentoring, care in institutional settings, hospices).

What Can I help you with

 The issues I have encountered are and complex, just as the people themselves. The people I have been able to help, were struggling with the following adversities:

·         Depression

·         Trauma

·         Complex ptsd

·         Relationship issues

·         Autistic Spectrum Disorder (be it themselves, or their close ones)

·         EAP related issues

·         Learning difficulties and sensory loss (eye sight, hearing)

·         Body dysmorphia and LGBTQ+ related issues

·         Loneliness and social anxiety

·         Grief and loss

·         Narcissist abuse

These are the issues I am confident I can aid you with. 

My approach

My professional development includes several therapeutic modalities: person-centred, existential, MCBT, Focusing, Intersubjectivity and Gestalt. At their core is the relationship with each individual person I meet and the depth of trust which facilitate openness and growth. This is what the ‘intersubjective’ part refers to.

 This conclusion has been verified by multiple studies, which highlight that more than any type of therapy, it is the trusting alliance which is the biggest predictor in the client’s therapeutic success. (T. DeAngelis, American Psychological Association. Vol 50, No.10)

In practice it means that it is the trust, communication and mutual understanding which is a foundation and integrates the multiple therapeutic approaches into effective service-package which you can apply and adopt to tackle problems besetting you. Over time, without the help of a qualified professional. To that end, I use, in agreement with the client, multiple helping tools, that you can practically apply to improve your life situation noticeably. These include:

·         Worksheets

·         Mood charts

·         Journalling

·         Mindfulness practice

·         Genograms (graphical representation of your family tree)

·         Movement and embodiment

·         Artistic and creative forms of expressions

I am committed to my ongoing personal development. My robust support group includes 2 separate Supervisors (counselling mentors that oversee the quality of my work), and peer support in the Gestalt School I am a part of. They provide me an objective feedback and ongoing support, preventing burnout and steadily increasing quality of my work.


Regular weekly sessions tend to work the best, however we are all individuals, this is continually negotiated with every client I support. You can see my availability for the current period on my schedule. In terms of communications between sessions, I respond to most of them in the morning (between 7-10 am in my time zone), mid-day (2 pm in my time zone). However if it is a matter of urgency, I will respond as feasibly practical.

As mentioned at the beginning, taking the leap of faith and giving it a go can be scary indeed. Having been in therapy myself, I felt it occasionally. This however, didn’t make me shun away from it, rather it has helped me understand what it may be like for you - being able to ‘walk the walk’, rather than merely ‘talk the talk’.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Gestalt Fundamentals. Gestalt Centre Wales
  • Advanced Diploma in Intersubjective Counselling
  • Advanced Certificate in Eating Disorders
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. BACP Accredited
  • Focusing Course. British Focusing Association – CPD course ongoing counselling training. Completed 4 out of 5 workshops.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills. BACP Accredited. University of South Wales.
  • Freelancer Course – Institute of Leadership and Management Level 3
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Service Interpreting. Institute of Linguists
  • Legal Practice Course. Aberystwyth University of Wales
  • Law – LLB Aberystwyth University of Wales                                                                   
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Mediation and Negotiation. Higher School of Social Sciences, Poznań, Poland                                                                                                      
  • Masters Degree in Philosophy. University of Zielona Góra, Poland.   

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

When I work

I am flexible - can arrange a suitable time with each individual client.

136 Newport Road, Cardiff, Caerdydd, CF24 1DJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

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