How counselling can help?

We all need a safe space to talk, especially in difficult times. We need our pain to be witnessed by someone who can be truly present and hold space. My aim is to provide you with reparative experiences, care and compassion. I would like to help you to understand what might be holding you back, connect with your inner self and find peace regardless of your life circumstances.

Counselling can also be a part of your emotional self-care and a great opportunity to take care of your mental health, similarly to how you would look after your physical health by exercising or healthy eating. You don’t always need to wait until things become overwhelming; you can invest in yourself now and explore your thoughts, feelings and needs in a safe, impartial, non-judgemental space.

Originally from Poland, I specialise in working with people from ethnically diverse communities, facilitating culturally sensitive therapy with an understanding of issues related to diversity and identity. I offer therapy sessions in Polish as well as English.

I work from a trauma informed, integrative perspective and have substantial experience in supporting people who have experienced trauma, particularly sexual, emotional and physical abuse. Together we can explore ‘what happened to you’ as opposed to ‘what is wrong with you’, and what coping strategies you have developed to manage your trauma. We will also work on developing trust (towards self and others), safety and a healthy sense of control over your life.

Qualifications and experience

I trained at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and hold a Master’s degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework and professional standards. In addition to my counselling degree, I hold a Level 4 counselling certificate in Person Centred and Psychodynamic Skills (University of the West of England). I am a relational integrative counsellor, which means that I draw from various approaches, including Gestalt, Person Centred and Psychodynamic, putting the therapeutic relationship at the centre of my work. As each client is unique, so is the relationship we co-create.

I have completed various training courses such as: working with mental health in primary and secondary care, safeguarding clients, EFT, Focusing, Polyvagal theory, compassionate approach to anxiety, introduction to Internal Family Systems (IFS), existential therapy, trauma informed work, working with substance misuse, working with sexual and domestic abuse.

My background is in education and social care, including working with children who have special needs and parents who care for a child with disability.

I volunteered at Cotswold Counselling charity in Cirencester for three years and have had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life.


I offer a free 15-minute video or phone consultation to help you decide if you want to work with me.

Ongoing weekly sessions cost £50 and last 50 minutes.




Our Rooms

There are five rooms, all suitable for couples or individual Counselling. One of these is large enough to use for family therapy, groups or training workshops. The therapy rooms are furnished with large leather chairs with cushions, solid oak side tables, classic floor and table lamps, plants and framed photos or pictures of landscapes.

Join Us

We are offering qualified Counsellors/ Psychotherapists, Supervisors and Trainers the opportunity to hire rooms.

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre,
23 Bath Road,
SN1 4AS.

The Therapists

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Abortion - Abuse: Emotional/Physical/Sexual - Addiction - Adolescence - Affairs and Betrayal - Anger - Anxiety - Asperger's Syndrome - Attention Deficit Disorder(ADHD) - Autism - Bereavement - Boarding School Experiences - Breastfeeding - Bullying - Calling in The One - Cancer - Career - Childhood - Children - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) - Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), - Confidence issues - Conflict - Conscious Uncoupling - Couples - Crisis - Critical Incident - Cross Cultural Relationships - Death & Dying - Dependency - Depression - Discrimination - Dissociation - Divorce - Domestic Violence - Eating Disorders - Emotional Health and Wellbeing - Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), - Families Coping with Members of their Family with Substance Abuse - Family Breakdown - Family Mediation, - Fear - Fear of Public Speaking, - Fertility Massage Therapy - Financial Matters on Divorce, - Gender & Sexuality - Grief - Health Issues - Help with developing Resilience and Confidence, - Homophobia & Discrimination - Hypnobirthing - Hypnotherapy - Identity & Change - Imposter Syndrome - Infertility - Insecurity - Insomnia - Intimacy - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - LGBTQ - Life Changes & Challenges - Life coaching - Loneliness - Loss - Love Relationship Coaching - Low Mood - Low Self Esteem - Low Self-Confidence - Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) - Men's issues - Menopause - Mindfulness - Miscarriage - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD) - Online Counselling - Pain Management - Panic Disorders - Parenting - Passive Aggressive Behaviour - People & Families with Military Backgrounds - Phobias - Physical Illness and Injury - Play Therapy - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) - Postnatal Depression - Pregnancy issues - Psychodynamic Therapy - Rape - Redundancy - Reflexology, - Relationships - Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD) - Self Sabotaging Behaviours - Self-Harm - Self-Image - Separation - Shame - Sleep Problems and Insomnia - - Spiritual issues - Stress - Suicidal Thoughts/Attempts - Supervision - Telephone Counselling - Trauma - Traumatic Health Experiences - Traumatic Life Events - Trust and Commitment - Under Achievement & General Dissatisfaction in Daily Life - Weight Loss - Work Related Stress - Young People -

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, 23 Bath Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4AS
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