I am a Registered Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
This demonstrates that I meet the standards of proficiency and professionalism and that I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework)
I also attend clinical supervision with a more experienced therapist once a month to ensure my practice is ethical and of high standard.
I regularly attend lectures, workshops, training events and read to develop my skills and knowledge as a counsellor.
I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.
I'm a fully qualified, registered person-centered counsellor. What attracted me to the person-centered approach is that it values and appreciates the whole of the human experience. I deeply believe that being listened to, understood and accepted just the way you are can be life-changing.
My own experience of therapy has been of great help to me and has carried me through the most difficult times in my life. It has also given me a lot of valuable insight into therapy from the clients perspective.
As a counsellor I want to create a safe and supportive space in which you can share the burden of difficult emotions and experiences. I don't think that the aim of therapy is to "fix" you, but to help you to reconnect with your values and inner resources and to enable you to find strength and your own way to move forward.
I trust that the client knows best what is helpful for them and what isn't, so I'm always open to feedback and happy to discuss our work together and to find ways in which therapy can be of benefit to you.
- Pg Diploma in Person-Centered Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Strathclyde)
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Starthclyde)
- Five-Year Master's Degree in Psychology at University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Wroclaw, Poland
- Specialist Course in Bereavement and Loss - Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
- Focusing Skills Certificate - Levels 1-5 (British Focusing Association recognised)
- University of Strathclyde Counselling Research Clinic - Counsellor and Research Associate
- Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland - counselling bereaved clients
- REACH Community Health Project - providing counselling in Polish and English to clients from Ethnic Minority backgrounds
- Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) - supporting people with mental health difficulties within their communities
I have worked with clients who struggled with
- Low mood and depression
- Stress, anxiety and panic attacks
- Relationship and family difficulties
- Abuse in relationships (sexual, emotional, financial)
- Issues relating to gender and sexual identity
- Inter-cultural issues
- Bereavement and loss
- Work stress/burnout
- Low self-worth and low self-esteem
- Self-harm and thoughts of suicide
- Trauma and PTSD