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Dr Monika Wieliczko

Bromley, Kent, BR1
07517877015 07517877015 Registered / Accredited

About me

Embarking on a Contemporary Psychotherapy Journey

You have been feeling tense and overwhelmed for no apparent reason, although everything ‘seems fine’ on the surface and people often tell you that you were lucky in life. It might be that you don’t quite know where your emotional and physical reactions are coming from. As if your mind and body have a life of their own.

It might seem you have it together all the time but it takes so much energy to keep things going. You feel it is so important to do well in life, to be accepted by others as if your own survival depended upon it. You feel you have to pretend to be someone that others would like you to be. This never-ending sense of internal pressure feels exhausting but you are not quite sure how to get out of the cycle. You might be confused about who you really are, what is your true self.

Therapy is a powerful relational experience which can help you understand yourself and your reactions better. Most importantly, it can help you look at yourself and others in a more genuine way. We can work together at the pace that feels right for you by providing you with a nurturing yet stimulating environment where you can discover your own truth and be guided by it rather than by the external expectations and pressures.

Therapy can be an extremely rewarding experience which allows you to create more mental space for yourself so that you can live a more fulfilling life. The goal is to be more at ease with your own mind, your needs and desires, and create more satisfying relationships.

Do you have any questions? Book a free 15 minutes online consultation via my website: www.relationalpsychotherapybooking.as.me/

About Me

My name is Dr Monika Wieliczko and I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I feel passionate about supporting my clients and privileged to be a part of their journey. Psychotherapy profession is way more than just a job to me. I think of it more as a philosophy of life as it holds some core values which I stand by in my life: honesty, compassion and authenticity. These values help me create a therapeutic space where it is possible to feel supported and challenged at the same time. I believe that both ingredients are necessary for a therapist to be helpful to their clients. I try to keep an open mind and help my clients think for themselves rather than offering solutions as I do not claim to be an expert on their lives.

I also know what it’s like to be in your position since as part of my training and ongoing development I have been through intense psychoanalysis to help me grow and develop as a persona and as a therapist.

On a professional note, I have worked within the NHS as well as private and charitable organizations in the UK since 2011. I have trained at various universities across the UK and Poland and I have completed my doctoral studies at the Canterbury Christ Church University. You can find out more about my professional profile on Linkin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-monika-wieliczko-542a1578/).

Apart from running my private practice I also work part-time in a secondary care mental health service in South East London where I specialise in helping people with complex mental health presentations including depression, anxiety, trauma and personality disorders.

I am also a visiting lecturer at The Institute of Psychiatry in London delivering teaching for trainee clinical psychologists.

My research interests involve the application of psychedelic substances, in particular MDMA, in psychotherapy treatment of various mental health problems.

Issues Treated

I work with a wide range of issues, from common mental health problems such as stress, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, to more complex issues such as relational trauma, PTSD and personality disorders.

However, psychological therapy is not exclusively for people meeting criteria for mental health disorders. Individuals often come to see me because they struggle with various aspects of their lives, in particular their relationships. For example, when they begin to realise that there is a reoccurring difficulty maintaining close relationships or getting stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns.

Psychedelic Integration Sessions

I also work with people who have had challenging experiences using psychedelic substances such as MDMA, LSD, psilocybin and would like to access professional help integrating and processing their experiences. This might involve both positive and negative experiences that could be related to previous traumatic events in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Approach

As human beings, we need relationships to help us grow and develop. Without them, we simply cannot survive. The way we relate to each other in the therapy room is, therefore, a rich source of information. It tells us something about how our previous and current relationships work and what kinds of difficulties we faced growing up. I often think of the formative years as a relational template which shaped your internal experiences including the way you view yourself, others around you and the world. The way you relate to me and how we interact is therefore at the core of my practice.

I believe that the task of therapy is to enable an understanding and a connection with problematic aspects of your mind in an honest, respectful and containing manner. This, in turn, stimulates emotional growth and maturity.

In my work, I draw predominantly upon psychodynamic and attachment-based psychotherapy approaches as well as Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Internal conflicts can manifest in various forms, ranging from common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, anger and relationship problems, to more severe and complex issues such as addiction, trauma, PTSD and personality disorders. Underneath all of these symptoms lie emotions too painful to engage with. In my practice, I aim to create a safe space in which you can explore various emotional reactions and relationship patterns leading to the development of a more fulfilling way of relating to yourself and others.

In order to achieve long-lasting change in the psyche, your time and curiosity to exploring your difficulties are the necessary ingredients. In certain circumstances, a short-term intervention might be more suitable depending on your current situation and readiness. This can be discussed and agreed upon during your initial consultation.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

BPS

British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Therapies offered

  • EMDR
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Psychological consultation: £110 (50 minutes)

Individual Psychotherapy sessions: £110 (50 minutes)

Couples therapy sessions: £130 (50 minutes)

Clinical Supervision: £80 (50 minutes)

Missed and cancelled sessions are usually charged for.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Further information

Do you have any questions? Book a free 15 minutes online consultation via my website: www.relationalpsychotherapybooking.as.me/

Bromley
Kent
BR1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Polish

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Mondays and Tuesdays

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Social

Dr Monika Wieliczko

Dr Monika Wieliczko