Ula Sroda-Voniatis

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MSc,B.A.Dipl. Therapy and Supervision UKCP/BACP/EMDRA
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London SW1V & E8
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About me

My name is Ula.

I am a UKCP/MBACP registered Gestalt Psychotherapist, Integrative Supervisor and EMDR registered practicioner. I have been working in various therapeutic settings with adults, children and adolescents for the last twenty years both in private practice as well as a part of a multidisciplinary team in organisations.

I gained an MSc and Diploma in Gestalt psychotherapy from Middlesex University and Diploma in Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute, London, one of the leading training centres for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK.

To deepen my professional practice I worked as one of the assistant tutors on a MSc in Gestalt psychotherapy course in Metanoia Institute and as a counselling therapist in a community school in west London. I also facilitated and co-facilitated workshops on stress reduction, mindfulness, embodiment and resilience.

I have been reguraly  practising  mindfulness  meditation, attending retreats across Europe, practicing yoga for nearly 30 years and trained with contemporary Shamans in Scotland. Integrating multiple practices into the therapeutic work support and ground me as well as offer a direction in my development as a psychotherapist.

I am registered EMDR practicioner.

About Gestalt Psychotherapy

Gestalt therapy focuses on gaining awareness of the present moment in the present context. In therapy, we learn to discover feelings/emotions that may have been suppressed (depressed) or masked by other feelings (behaviours, anxieties, for example) and to accept and trust ourselves.
Therapist may use creativity in their approaches, depending on context and each person's personality.

In Gestalt psychotherapy there is an emphasis on direct contact between therapist and client as well as direct experience sometimes referred to as the focus on the “what and how" and the “here and now' of the therapeutic situation. There is growing evidence showing that Gestalt is an effective approach in reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety on a long-term basis.

About the therapy process:

I will offer you the opportunity to feel welcomed just as you are and to explore issues in compassionate and non-judgemental environment where you'd be able to gain more awareness about yourself in the wider world. You will be able to foster conditions needed for change in order to lead a more full and satisfying life.

We will meet for an initial consultation where we will discuss your needs and decide what would be the best treatment options for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

EMDR Richman Ltd. EMDR Training, London Levels 1-3 

Level 6 Diploma in Supervision (merit) The Grove Practice, London

MSc in Gestalt psychotherapy- Middlesex University

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling- Metanoia Institute

B.A with QTS in English language, English language teaching and training, Kolegium Karkonoskie, Poland

History B.A-Silesian University, Wroclaw, Poland

I developed my therapeutic and clinical experience in various centres offering support and pastoral care for people who struggle with their mental health, including Metanoia Counselling Services (MCPS), Trinity and Laban Conservatoire of Dance and Music, Centre for Better Health, Turning Point's Rehab Centre for people with dual diagnosis and as a counsellor in one of the community schools in London. I have been also working with adolescents with Special Educational Needs and Behaviour issues and their families.

Member organisations

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Mindfulness
  • Movement
  • Creativity

Fees

£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

EMDR session (60-90 min) £75-£95

Couples (90 min) £110

When I work

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Further information

I work on long and short time basis and offer evenings and weekends appointments.

I am bilingual in English and Polish

My professional background is in teaching and teacher training.

6A Bessborough Place, London, SW1V 3SG

Haggerston, London, E8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

Polish

Polish

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I am qualified and registered Integrative/ Gestalt supervisor offering one to one and group supervision (up to three participants).

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