Marta Kopij

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BA(Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Southampton, Hampshire, SO15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a fully qualified, English and Polish speaking, psychotherapist in a private practice. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework. As required by the BACP, I am in supervision myself and I am covered by professional liability insurance.

I offer confidential, face to face psychotherapy to individuals (adults), couples and groups covering a wide range of issues, both long and short term. I work with a person-centred approach developed by Carl Rogers. Person-centred counselling is relationship based and its core principles are authenticity, acceptance and empathy. It is non-directive in the sense that you, as the client, decide what you want to discuss, and I will move at your own pace. You are the expert in what feels the most troubling and I, as your therapist, provide an empathic, accepting, genuine space for you to be fully heard.

Jestem w pełni wykwalifikowaną, polskojęzyczną terapeutką, prowadzącą prywatną praktykę. Jestem zarejestrowana z Brytyjskim Towarzystwem Doradztwa i Psychoterapii (BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) i pracuję zgodnie z ich zasadami etycznymi. Zgodnie z wymaganiami BACP moją pracę terapeutyczną poddaję regularnej superwizji; jestem również ubezpieczona od odpowiedzialności zawodowej. Oferuję psychoterapię indywidualną dorosłych, terapię par, rodzinną oraz grupową, zarówno krotko- jak i długoterminową, z zachowaniem pełnej poufności. Prowadzę terapię skoncentrowaną na osobie stworzoną przez Carla Rogers'a (person-centred therapy, terapia rogeriańska). Terapia ta oparta jest na relacji terapeuty z klientem, a jej główne założenia to autentyczność relacji, akceptacja i empatia. Jest to podejście "nie kierunkujące", tzn. że to klient decyduje, nad czym chce pracować i to on/ona nadaje tempo pracy terapeutycznej. To klient jest ekspertem, w tym co go/ją najbardziej gnębi, a terapeuta tworzy empatyczną, akceptującą i autentyczną przestrzeń, w której klient jest w pełni rozumiany.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling - December 2012
BA(Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy - April 2014
Training with Southampton Rape Crisis - May/September 2011
Volunteering with City Counselling Southampton - April 2012 to February 2016
Attachement Theory on-line course - July 2016 (ongoing)
Psychopharmacology and counselling and psychotherapy - BACP on-line learning, completed May 2016
Diploma in Person-Centred supervision - January 2018

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

Initial 30min session free to meet and see if we can work together. This is the time to ask questions and speak of any concerns or particular needs you may have. I will explain contracting , confidentiality and how counselling works.

Normal 50min sessions at £50 for individuals and 60mins session at £60 for couples.

When I work

Evenings and weekends

Southampton, Hampshire, SO15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Marta Kopij
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