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The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

Carol Rogers

Professional Profile

Do you sometimes worry, feel low, or think that things are out of your control? Perhaps something has happened in your life that doesn’t make sense, or it feels like it’s too late or too frightening to make a change?

With over 10 years’ experience working in NHS and various charites, I offer a warm and calm approach to help you identify your own strengths, and to empower you to make the right choice in the here and now. It is important for me to help you better understated who you really are, and give you an opportunity to make your own choices, because when “our beliefs change, our behaviour follows”.

I believe that therapy is more effective when the client and therapist set goals together. I will try to help you recognise that we all have the potential to live the life we want, rather than the life we have been taught to live.

Areas of counselling I deal with:

Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Separatio,n Divorce, Stress, Addiction, Domestic violence, Bereavement, Work-related stress, Relationship issues, Low self-esteem, Anger management.

Professional
Qualifications and
Memberships

BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Counselling Skills at Middlesex University (British Psychology Society accredited). Postgraduate Advance Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling at CPPD Counselling School (British Association of Counsellor and Therapists accredited). Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling at CPPD Counselling School.

Member of British Association of Counsellor and Therapist (BACP):

  • ●   CBT Training
  • ●   Time limited therapy training
  • ●   Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)
  • ●   Female Genital Mutilation(FGM)
  • ●   Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
  • ●   Mindfulness Meditation
  • ●   Mental Health Training
  • ●   Domestic Violence Training
  • ●   Sexual Violence Training
  • ●   Safeguarding
  • ●   Psychiatry, psychopathology and psychodynamic training

It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial,
what experiences have been deeply buried.

Carol Rogers

Therapies Offered

I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and my approach is integrative, combining various theoretical models such as person-centred approach, psychodynamic, or CBT suited to a person’s individual needs.

I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and my approach is integrative, combining various theoretical models such as person centred approach, psychodynamic, or CBT suited to a person’s individual needs. I select therapeutic approaches to fit a client’s preference and the issues encountered, to help the client develop self-understanding. It is a collaborative approach in which we work together to make sense of what is happening in the client’s life and help him or her to gain a deeper understanding of the reasons that have brought them to counselling.

There might be many reasons why people consider psychological therapy. Often these include negative ways of thinking or unhelpful patterns or behaviours that have their origins in childhood and leave the client feeling stuck and unable to move on in their life.

I offer both short-term and long-term therapy depending on the client’s needs and this can be discussed at the initial session.

Fees & location

My fee is from

£50- £75 per 50 min session

but I can offer lower cost counselling based on the client’s situation. Low cost counselling for NHS and key workers

Location

Golders Green:
£50 (NW11 7PH)

St John’s Wood:
£65-£75 (SE1 2QN)

To take the next step you can email me at gosia.zak@mail.com or call me on 07875356008 and I will try to answer any questions you may have.

After that we can book an initial assessment which lasts 50 minutes. During the initial assessment we will look at the issues that have brought you to counselling. This also will be a chance for you to decide if you are happy to work with me.

What is Counselling?

Counselling also known as ‘talking therapies’ and allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment.

Counselling in general, it is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives, or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth.

Counselling can be useful for anyone who wants to explore the way they’re thinking or feeling further, as well as for anyone experiencing a problem or issue they are keen to resolve. People may choose to speak to a counsellor because they feel they cannot speak to their other half/friends/family about such personal issues, or they may simply wish to speak to a professional with an objective viewpoint.

Types of Therapy

Client-Centered Therapy

You determine the course of the session; the therapist helps build self-esteem and problem-solving abilities but does not guide the session

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

[CBT]

Challenging negative patterns about yourself and the world to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Understanding the influence of the past and subconscious processes on present behavior

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