Roksana Paciepnik Counsellor/SEN teacher (neurodiversity and addiction)
Hello and welcome,
My belief about the today’s world is that our lives may feel like a never-ending race or we may experience a sense of dissatisfaction even when we have achieved what we truly wanted. Therefore, I would like to offer you my experience and skills so that you can become the person you would like to be.
A growing body of research into therapy has shown that a good relationship between a client and a therapist is the essential factor for success. This relationship is at the heart of Relational Transactional Analysis, the discipline in which I have been trained. Transactional Analysis is a model which explores an individual’s personality and how this has been shaped by their experiences, particularly those in a childhood. I understand that growing up, especially in a multicultural family, may manifest in a need to explore transgenerational and cultural issues from a therapeutic perspective.
My work within addiction treatment services made me aware of the struggle with addictions or compulsive behavioursand how this impacts on my clients' lives. I may be able to help you to look at your behaviour patterns and consider making different choices.
For almost two decades, I have worked as a specialist teacher for complex needs. This opened opportunities for me to work as a counsellor for people with communication issues (Dyslexia, AHDH, Autism or Asperger Syndrome), parental issues, or those who looks after terminally ill family members. I also have experience of working with teachers, who wish to re-discover their passion for a teaching profession and to find the work-home balance.
As a counsellor I offer the space to explore and understand what is happening to you and why. I offer a non-judgemental, secure and respectful environment and I deeply believe that every person is unique, with different strengths and struggles. I assist my clients to find a meaning for the uncomfortable feelings such as being depressed, lonely, angry or helpless. I am passionate about helping people to recognise their self-worth and to achieve the goals by focusing on their commitment to change.
Making contact with a counsellor or a therapist can be daunting so it can be helpful to know what happens next...
If you think I am a suitable counsellor for you I would like to I invite you to contact me by phone or an e-mail which are on the top of this website. Once we have made contact we arrange a mutually beneficial time to meet for the initial session. The meeting will give us both an opportunity to see if we may be able to work together and for you to tell me a little bit about your reasons and expectations for the therapy. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the length or type of therapy and how many sessions it will involve. Please remember you are under no obligation to continue if you commit to the initial session.
When we agree to start working together we would arrange a regular time slot to meet and see how things progress from there.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I hold a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling and I am at the final stage of an MSc and the BACP Accreditation. I have worked and trained in a variety of mental health settings in London since 2012.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Neurodiversity (ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia Autism, Asperger Syndrome)
Face-to-face therapy £60
Couple therapy £70
Skype session/phone £50
Sessions last for 50 minutes and an on a weekly basis. Skype and telephone counselling is available. Sessions are available in English and Polish.
A sliding scale may be available, please enquire if needed.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I would be happy to offer a suitable session time for you in the morning, evening or in some cases in weekends.
Types of client