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Vanessa Gajewska MSc, BACP Snr. Accred Supervisor & Counsellor, APSATS Trained

Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 9HB
07896865326 07896865326 07896865326 07896865326 Registered / Accredited
Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 9HB

About me

Warmly engaging, widely experienced and practical BACP (Snr Accred) Counsellor for individual and couples counselling, supervision & mentoring: face to face, via Zoom or phone.

I hold an MSc and a Diploma in Counselling (University of Bristol), a Diploma in Counselling Supervsion as well as Certificates in Life Coaching and Workplace Mediation. I am also an APSATS trained Betrayal Trauma Specialist commited to alleviating distress in partners of people struggling with Porn and Sex Addiction. My Senior Accreditation by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Snr Accred) and registration with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP) means that my practice is professionally accountable.

Having over 30 years experience I have worked with a huge range of people struggling with issues related to abuse, relationships, Sex Addiction, anxiety, depression, worry, anger, grief and bereavement, workplace stress, transitions/change and uncertainty as well as having a particular interest in working with women, their partners and families impacted by Post Natal Depression.

I've also practiced in a variety of settings which indclude:  University Wellbeing Services (Bath and UWE) and Occupational Health Departments at Bristol City Council and the Royal United Hospital in Bath. I have also worked with residents and staff at The Dean Neurological Hospital in Gloucester (providing counselling and training) as well as having being a Lead Counsellor in South Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust for over nine years alongside my Private Practice located equidistant between Bath and Bristol City Centres in Mangotsfield, BS16. Additionally I am part of a national network of therapists affiliated to a number of Employee Assistance Programmes aimed at supporting health and well being in the workplace as well as holding registration with a leading private healthcare provider.

As a Senior Accredited Counselling Supervisor (Individuals), I am trained to Diploma level in one-to-one and group supervision.  I also offer professional/vocational training, consultancy and facilitation for groups and organisations. I am committed to providing a professional, respectful and approachable service to all my clients and supervisees while continuing to develop and progress my own practice, knowledge and skills.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc (Counselling), Dip Coun., Dip. Counselling Supervision, Cert. Life Coaching, Cert. Workplace Mediation, Dip. Coun. Children & Adolescents, Cert. Counselling for Depression, BA Hons, Dip Phys, MBACP (Snr. Accred.), UKRCP, APSATS Trained

My experience includes a wide range of people in a variety of circumstances seeking help with low self-esteem, anxiety, stress and panic, depression, confusion, feeling stuck or alternatively in transition, anger management, career counselling, feeling powerless or out of control, sexual abuse, Porn and Sex Addiction, trauma, Betrayal Trauma, bereavement, neglect, relationship and work-related issues. I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework and receive regular highly professional supervision from very senior and experienced practitioners.

I believe that 'good' therapy depends on a 'good' relationship. This comes from my repeated experiences where counselling has promoted positive change and personal development. With this in mind, I respectfully maintain your best interests at all times while sitting firmly in 'your' corner.

To summarise: I am a humanistically-spirited, integrative, counsellor who flexibly draws upon a range of theoretical models and approaches to respond to individual needs within the context of the counselling relationship. These include: Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred and Emotion Focussed Therapy, Psychodynamic, Psycho Synthesis, Life Coaching, Counselling for Depression (CfD),Transactional Analysis and Energy Psychology.

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life changes and transitions. Menopause. Death anxiety. Sex & Porn Addiction. Betrayal Trauma.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

All sessions last for 50 minutes and are charged at £60. Please note: non-attendance of any booked appointment is payable at the sessional rate.

Further information

If you'd like find out more, please visit my website and view my video.

38 Richmond Road
Mangotsfield
Bristol
South Gloucestershire
BS16 9HB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages No

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

My therapy room is accessed via two flights of stairs.

Availability

Monday to Thursday 10 am - 5.30 pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

As a well established BACP Snr Accredited Supervisor the values, knowledge and beliefs that inform my practice arise from my own experiences of supervision as well as extensive training and research in this field.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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