Monika Przybyl-Diaz MBACP

Monika Przybyl-Diaz  MBACP

Mary Carpenter House
Kingswood Foundation Estate
Bristol
BS15 8BN

07881532815

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Mary Carpenter House
Kingswood Foundation Estate
Bristol
BS15 8BN

07881532815

About me

I am a fully qualified integrative/ relational counsellor, registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics.​

In my practice I offer a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental space where you can go through your own journey, at your own pace.

As a counsellor, with my knowledge and experience, I will offer you support to explore what brought you to seek counselling in the first place. My role is to empower you to have the strength so that you can look at those difficult feelings and help you reach your goals.

​I understand how difficult it can be to ask for support when life gets on top of you, however, that initial call could mean that you want something different, something better in your life.

​If you do decide that you would want to meet with me, I offer an initial session which will give us a chance to talk and to answer any questions that you may have. This time is dedicated to explore the reasons why you seek counselling and to find out about your goals and expectations.

I completed my counselling training (Diploma in Counselling) at the University of the West of England.

I am also a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I abide by their Code of Ethics.

​I also have a Social Work degree from Warsaw University.

Prior to starting my work as a counsellor, I worked for children and young people services, supporting parents and their children through challenging life situations.


About me

I also have experience working as a trainee counsellor with mothers suffering from post natal depression. For almost two years I worked as a counsellor in an agency providing counselling sessions for clients struggling with alcohol addiction.

I am interested in and do some work as a Restorative Justice Facilitator. Its approach aims to bring together a harmed person (the victim, or victim’s family) and their harmer (the offender) to repair in some way the damage caused by the crime.

Currently, apart from my private practice, I am a volunteer working therapeutically with children and young people in Bristol.

I have experience of working with the following:

Low confidence and self esteem
Stress
Working with children and Young People
Sexual abuse
Feelings of shame and guilt
Depression
Bereavement and loss
Trauma from child abuse and abandonment
Relationship concerns or break ups
Postnatal depression
Addiction issues
Identity issues
Anger management
Anxiety
I also offer counselling in Polish language.

How counselling can help?

People seek counselling for many different reasons; you may feel trapped, stuck in ways you behave, think and/or feel.

​Counselling can help you gain a better awareness of feelings, thoughts and patterns in your life, which have been a part of you for a long time. This understanding facilitates a change in you. Looking back at your life can be challenging, even painful, you may even have moments of not wanting to carry on.

For some people, unresolved experiences from the past can mean that they feel anxious, socially isolated or depressed. For other people, the impact may mean that they feel unsafe, on the edge, finding it hard to concentrate; they may have difficulties trusting or being in a relationship.
Sometimes, unresolved traumatic experiences might lead to feeling stuck, frozen or emotionally numb. It is not uncommon that people do not connect their current challenges with events that happened in their past.

​However, there is “the other side”, you becoming a free person, gaining a better understanding of yourself, this can give you a sense of Self, being in control over your feelings, thoughts and behaviour, leading to self-acceptance.

​In my work I put a lot of emphasis on the quality of our relationship. I bring attention to what goes on in “Here and Now”, empathetically listen to you and gently reflect on what I hear. I believe that very often what happens in the therapy room between the counsellor and the clients reflect patterns of behaviour in the “outside world”. This is especially valuable as it provides a chance to explore and gain a better understanding of patterns that have been affecting your life.


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Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my counselling training (Diploma in Counselling) at the University of the West of England.  I am also a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I abide by their Code of Ethics.

​I also have a Social Work degree from Warsaw University.

Prior to starting my work as a counsellor, I worked for children and young people services, supporting parents and their children through challenging life situations.

​I also have experience working as a trainee counsellor with mothers suffering from post natal depression. For almost two years I worked as a counsellor in an agency providing counselling sessions for clients struggling with alcohol addiction.

I am interested in and do work as a Restorative Justice Facilitator. Its approach aims to bring together a harmed person (the victim, or victim’s family) and their harmer (the offender) to repair in some way the damage caused by the crime.

Currently, apart from my private practice, I am a volunteer working therapeutically with children and young people in Bristol.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Counselling also available in Polish*

*Polski psychoterapeuta- Bristol- terapia indywidualna w jezyku polskim.

Fees

I offer one-to-one short and long term counselling according to your individual needs. In some cases short-term counselling is sufficient for a client to resolve presenting issues. More complex issues, perhaps rooted in childhood experiences may require long term counselling.

​I offer an initial 50 minute session at a reduce rate of £20. If after this initial session  we decide to work together, we would contract on a weekly session, at a day and time that is mutually convenient.

​All sessions last 50 min and cost £40.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS15 8BN

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Polish

Availability

I have day time and evening sessions available.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults