Marcin Zielonka

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MA, Dramatherapist/Arts Psychotherapist/ Clinical Supervisor
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Bedlington, NE22
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About me

Dealing with anxiety and depression is often difficult and overwhelming. The decision to enter therapy can be a big step towards healing. Sometimes talking is not enough because there are no words to describe our thoughts or feelings, or we are simply tired of talking. However, Arts Psychotherapies, like Dramatherapy, can help to explore and express what we cannot say.

If you're ready to confront your emotional challenges, I'm available to support you.

I maintain a client-centred approach at all times, modelling it on humanistic methodology. I equally draw on creative-expressive methods, symbolic approaches, and talking strategies in my practice.

In the first few sessions, we will work together to gather enough information about your history and goals to begin treatment and clarify the length of the therapy. Then in subsequent sessions, we will focus on your material in a way that suits your needs.

Besides my private practice, I am a CAMHS Arts Psychotherapist, developmental workshops facilitator, lecturer at the Polish School of Damatherapy. I also work as a Creative Arts Clinical Supervisor with all therapeutic modalities.

I help people of all ages who struggle with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, and ‘inner critic’.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Over 9 years experience as a child and adolescence, and adult  psychotherapist
  • Qualified Clinical Supervisor
  •  Experience of working in CAMHS, schools and privet practice
  • Over 10 years of supporting clients of all ages with low mood, anxiety,  bereavement, and trauma
  • Visiting lecturer and therapeutic workshop leader at the Polish School of Dramatherapy  in Poland, Warsaw
  • Facilitated creative-expressive therapeutic workshops for adults with depression and low mood 
  • over 14 years experience of working in Mainstream and SEN Education

Qualification and Training

  • MA Dramatherapy ( 2014, Roehampton University)
  • Diploma in Creative Arts Clinical Supervision (2021, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)
  • Undergo regular CPD including introduction to CAT and DBT, Suicide Prevention, safeguarding, Embodied Psychotherapy

Additional information

  • MA Classical Civilisation (2005, Birkbeck College, University of London)
  • MA/BA Social and Political Sciences (1999, University of Gdansk)
  • PGCE Social Science (1998, University of Gdansk)
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Registered member of Health and Care Professions Council and British Association of Dramatherapist
  • Performer, Para Active Theater, London 

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

As therapy has often been compared to a journey, I would like to dedicate this poem to those who want to set off on a voyage to meet themselves and come closer to their destination.

Ihaka by C.P. Kavafy

As you set out for Ithaka
hope the voyage is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
you’ll never find things like that on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.
Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

Hope the voyage is a long one.
May there be many a summer morning when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you come into harbors seen for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfume of every kind—
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to gather stores of knowledge from their scholars.

Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you are destined for.
But do not hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you are old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you would not have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.

And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.

Translated by Edmund Keeley/Philip Sherrard

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

  • Initial consultation, 50 min: £50
  • Individual session, 50 min: £50
  • Couple therapy, 90 min: £90
  • Group session (6 members), 90 min:  £35
  • Online session, 50 min: £50

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Bedlington, NE22

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

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