Online Available - Marta Zdzieblowska, BA (Hons), PGDip, MBACP
I offer a warm, creative and research backed approach to modern day mental health issues both online and face to face.
You may feel overwhelmed, stuck or unsure of your next steps, perhaps there is something that is not allowing you to live your life fully. Together, we can create a space for you to focus on what matters, explore both your difficulties and aspirations. This can be an entry point to living life with more meaning, more joy and connection with yourself and others.
As an integrative practitioner, I draw on a range of psychological approaches that I will adapt to your needs. These include Psychodynamic, Humanistic as well as, Positive Psychology or Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. Above all else I will listen to you attentively and respectfully; we can then both decide on the direction of our work together.
I see counselling as a process of creative collaboration which does not need to be limited to a dialogue. Some people find it helpful to explore deeply ingrained patterns or complex feelings through guided imagery, dream work, drawing or movement. Others find that mindfulness-based cognitive approaches are well suited to their needs. There are many options, together we can find what would be most helpful to you.
I warmly invite you for an initial consultation without further commitment. It will be a chance for us to meet each other, discuss your hopes and worries about the counselling process and find out how we could work together.
I offer both time-limited and open-ended counselling, in English and Polish.
UPDATE: I have temporarily moved my practice online and will hold sessions via Zoom video calls.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, validated by Middlesex University and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
To ensure the safety and the quality of my practice, I am in regular supervision. I am a registered member of the BACP and I adhere to their Ethical Framework.
Psychosynthesis is an integrative psychological approach that can be adapted to your needs. Psychosynthesis combines current psychological research and wisdom of Eastern traditions. It offers a holistic view of the psyche which encompasses your pain and difficulties as well as your unique potential. It acknowledges your complexity and it takes your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing into consideration.
Common issues I have worked with include include depression, anxiety (including panic attacks and generalized anxiety disorder), stress, relationships and family issues, low self-esteem, addictive behavioural patterns, bereavement and loss, physical illness and chronic pain, issues concerning belonging, culture and identity, burnout, career and life choices, navigating transitions or questions concerning life’s purpose.
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
Initial consultation: £35
Regular sessions: from £55 (subject to time and location)