I am registered with Aviva, WPA , AXA PPP, The Exeter, Allianz and Aetna Global and Bupa. If you have a different private insurance, please let me know and I will register with them.
Drawing from 20 years of experience, I want to offer you a therapy that can take you on a path that includes all parts of you, the body, the mind and the soul. A therapy that suits you both in the approach I take and in the length of the process. I am predominantly an integrative psychotherapist. I am interested in a holistic development and try to avoid quick fixes, unless absolutely necessarily. This is particularly important, if you are struggling with a life long issues or a trauma that happened many years ago. Human mind requires respect and moving forward at its pace, rather than forcing it to sprint.
With over 5000 hours of experience as a psychotherapist and years of therapeutic work as a mental health practitioner prior to my formal training, I gathered a depth of experience working with people struggling with depression and anxiety, addictions, panic attacks, obsessive tendencies, psychosis, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, including supporting those who experienced/are experiencing sexual assaults, hate crimes, identity and cultural transition issues. I also support clients who wish to develop inter and intra personal skills and widen their strengths, but also people who feel somehow stuck.
There are some issues I may not be able to help with. I believe it is extremely important to know ones limitations and preferences and I want to be honest. My choices are based on my expertise, experience, understanding, but also on my personal and political choices. However, I respect everyone's right to seek help and receive help. If you happen to struggle with issues I can't support you with, I will do my best to advise you where to go instead.
I have worked in private sector, NHS and in charities and now, as a supervisor, I am using all this experience to help other practitioners to work more holistically and be more helpful to their clients. I am a Lecturer in counselling at University of Lincoln where my focus is on preparing counselling and psychology students for their role as practitioners. I am also actively engaged in research in area of psychology and psychotherapy.
I am an accredited member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) (under the name of Anna Dopierala). My work is closely supervised in line with BACP guidance and I follow the organisation's Ethical Framework.