Michael Kwiatkowski

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Msc, MBACP, Trauma, EMDR, CBT, EFT Therapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Manchester M20 & London N1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

It’s difficult finding the right help at the right time, isn’t it? You might have had some therapy that didn’t help as much as you'd hoped. So why work with me?

I know how to help you feel safe again. We can discover what you’ve been through that created the awful feelings in your body, the unwanted thoughts or images, or the fear and sadness that won’t go away. You just know that something is wrong and you want it to change.

Maybe the ways you try to help yourself leave you helpless, confused or ashamed. Together we'll work out how you can move forward, free from the pain and disturbance caused by what happened to you and how you've tried to cope with it all.

I am fully qualified in research-based transformative therapies that reprocess difficult memories and the effects they have on your life now.'

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – this is a powerful therapy that works with  traumatic or difficult memories and how they affect your life now e.g. PTSD symptoms such as flashbacks, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, OCD etc.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, known as "tapping") – based on energy psychology and acupressure points. Increasingly, research shows EFT can help with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, psychosomatic issues, pain, unhelpful urges, intrusions, burnout and ptsd. 
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) inc. trauma focused CBT. Focuses on thoughts, and how they impact our feelings and behaviour. It is recommended for a variety of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, OCD and trauma. 

We will discuss the best way forward to help with your specific needs, so that your life doesn't need to feel this hard.

I am

  • an accredited counsellor / psychotherapist by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy),
  • EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner,
  • Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner,
  • I am also a Trauma Therapist (Diploma in Trauma Therapy accredited by COSRT & NCIP). 

I offer free 20 minutes of initial chat to help you decide if I can be of help to you.  

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Trauma Therapy,
  • Certificate in Trauma Informed Practise,
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision, 
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory, 
  • Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling, 
  • Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy,
  • Trauma Focused CBT - Cognitive Processing Therapy,
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing / EMDR (accredited),
  • Emotional Freedom Technique  / EFT (accredited). 

Additional training and courses:

  • Foundation Course in Male Sexual Abuse / Abuse Awareness
  • Advanced Certificate in Sexual Assault of Men
  • Introduction to Drug Awareness 
  • Alcohol Identification & Brief Intervention 
  • Interventions for Mental Health in Everyday Practice
  • Sexual Health Training
  • Working with Male Victims & Survivors (Advanced)
  • The Investment in Excellence Program of the Pacific Institute
  • BDSM / Kink Relationship Training
  • Monogamous & Non-Monogamous Relationships 
  • Mindfulness for health, stress and emotional wellbeing
  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (Core Level)
  • STORM Suicides Prevention 
  • Pesso Boyden Psychotherapy – neuroplasticity of the human’s brain 
  • Working with Trans* clients 
  • Couple therapy masterclass – Human Givens College
  • Introduction to Gestalt
  • Stress and Mental Health
  • Building resilience to stress 
  • CBT for Personality Disorders
  • 101 Introduction to Transactional Analysis 
  • Creative work with suicide 
  • Working with Trauma - Related dissociation  
  • Mindfulness in EMDR
  • Guide to psychiatric drugs 
  • EMDR for Eating Disorders 
  • EMDR for Depression
  • EMDR for OCD
  • Healing Complex Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy  -

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
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

Fees

Additional information

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When I work

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At the moment I offer Zoom sessions

Barlow Moor Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20

12 Regents Wharf, All Saints Street, London, Greater London, N1 9RL

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online

I completed my supervision training back in 2016.

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Michael Kwiatkowski
Michael Kwiatkowski