Raising awareness, developing personal growth, and release from suffering are core to my therapeutic approach. In doing so, I provide an empathic, non-judgmental, confidential space for clients where they can share their thoughts and feelings. The safe environment which I create gives me an opportunity for my clients to explore difficult areas and painful experiences. I am also focused on linking the past and present, in order to increase the client’s awareness of how their childhood experiences contributed to shaping their adulthood, and how it manifests itself in the present moment.
I work within an integrative framework, based on the relational paradigm. The foundation of my integrative framework evolves from a psychodynamic base, with Attachment Theory as the core element of therapy. Also, I draw from humanistic tradition. I consider that in therapy, clients have the opportunity to further understand themselves and in doing so, refine healthier ways of being themselves and improving relationships and how they relate to others in general. I have a particular interest in developmental trauma and its further consequences in adulthood. I am especially interested in the work of Bessel van der Kolk, Babette Rothschild, Janina Fisher, and Peter Levine, to name a few.
I strongly consider that the difficulties, which are present at the beginning of the process of therapy, are those which can guide clients toward a deeper understanding of themselves. I believe that the process of therapy allows clients to regain contact with who they are, and with self, and helps clients live their life more authentically in accordance with their feelings, beliefs, and values.
Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational
I gained experience as a Counsellor in a few placements such as Mind, The Awareness Centre, Enable, and Keysteps Wellbeing service.
Also, apart from counselling experience, I had been working in workplaces such as recovery services, where I worked with both young people and adults with substance misuse issues. I assisted clients from the point of entry, towards abstinence, and I encouraged them to live a more fulfilled life.
I also have experience working in an environment focused on supporting survivors of domestic violence, especially supporting clients around risk management and safety planning, using a trauma-informed approach.
I moved to the United Kingdom from Poland, which gives me a good understanding of the experience of immigration.
I have been working with diverse groups of clients, which enhances my experience of life.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP), and an Accredited Member of the UKCP, and I'm also registered with ICO (Information Commissioner's Office).
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.