2022-2023 Psychotraumatology, Monachium Institute of Integrative Psychotherapy and Pomeranian Psychotraumatology Foundation, Gdansk, Poland
2021-2022 MSc In Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Salford.
2020- 2021 Jungian and Post-Jungian Clinical Concepts, The Centre For Applied Jungian Studies
2019-2021 Hypnointegrative psychotherapy of depth, Krakow Society for Psychotherapeutic Hypnosis and Hypnosis Research
2013- 2015 PgDip in Integrative Counselling, The University of Manchester
2012- 2014 PGCert in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, University of Bradford
2011- 2012 ABC Level 3 Counselling Skills (Person-Centred Approach). The Manchester College.
2002 - 2007 MA in Education and Social Work (First) - University of Gdansk, Poland
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy- Accredited Member
IARTT listed qualified practitioner
Towarzystwo Hipnozy Terapeutycznej i Badań Nad Hipnozą- recommended psychotherapist
2020 Certificate in Clinical Supervision (BPS accredited), SDS, London
2018 The Rewind Therapy. International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy. London
2017 Practitioner’s skills in managing Obesity, National Institute for Eating Disorders, London, 3 days course
2017 Practitioner’s skills in managing Eating Disorders, National Institute for Eating Disorders, London, 8 days course
2016 Working with domestic violence, BACP Professional Development Day, Manchester
2016 Trauma in counselling and psychotherapy, Mindsite, Manchester
2012 The STORM Project (Self-harm and suicide prevention), Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, 3 days training
2011 Core Values, Knowledge & Skills for Working with People who Experience Serious Mental Health Problems. The University of York. UK
2010 Introduction to Solution Focus Therapy, 1 day training
2007 Course of Socio-therapeutic Assistance for Children from Families with an Alcohol-related Problem, ETOH Foundation, Poland 120 hours
As a teacher/lecturer:
2021-present- University of Lincoln, Lecturer in Mental Health
05/2019- present- Europia- Associate Psychotherapist
I provide 1:1 psychotherapy for victims of hate crimes.
04/2019- present- Medaille Trust- Associated Psychotherapist
I provide 1:1 psychotherapy for victims of modern slavery.
01/09/2016- 18/11/2019 Rape and Sexual Assault Support Centre, Warrington, Sessional Counsellor
I provided 1:1 individual time limited counselling to adults and teenagers affected by sexual violence. I provide both post and pre-trial therapy.
01/2016- present, Private Practice, Psychotherapist
I provide time unlimited individual psychotherapy (including hypnotherapy) to adolescents and adults in private sector setting.
03/01/2017- 03/04/2019- Health Work (Occupational Health)- Counsellor
I provided 1:1 counselling to adults who are referred via Employment Assistance Program. My clients are employees of local City Councils, Fire and Rescue Services and schools.
01/11/2016- 01/04/2017- Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Bolton, Psychotherapy Team, CAMHS Practitioner
I deliver variety of therapeutic interventions to children and their parents. This includes stress and anger management, self-esteem issues, school refusing, peer dynamics issues, self-harming, bullying. I also work with parents of younger children to support their parenting skills and to help creating space for open communication in family. I use some CBT techniques as well as counselling skills.
24/08/2016- 31/10/2016- Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Tier 2, Wigan, CAMHS Practitioner
I delivered variety of therapeutic interventions to children and their parents. This included stress and anger management, self-esteem issues, school refusing, peer dynamics issues, self-harming, bullying. I also worked with parents of younger children to support their parenting skills and to help creating space for open communication in family. I used CBT techniques as well as counselling skills. I managed a caseload of 24.
01/2016- 15/08/2016 Community Development Initiative, Manchester and Trafford, Sessional Counsellor
I provide counseling to people with variety of issues. The service is community based and targets people who struggle to access ‘mainstream’ counseling services, eg IAPT due to language, physical or time availability barriers.
03/2014- 09/2015 The Counselling & Family Centre, Altrincham, Trainee Counsellor
I provided wide range of psychological interventions within my counseling practice integrating techniques taken from eg CBT, Person-Centred, Gestalt and Psychodynamic therapy schools. I worked with adults of any age.
11/2014- 10-2015 Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester, Trainee Counsellor
I provided wide range of psychological interventions within my counseling practice integrating techniques taken from eg CBT, Person-Centred, Gestalt and Psychodynamic therapy schools. I worked with service users in order to resolve trauma related to sexual assault. I work with adults of any age.
As mental health practitioner/Care co-ordinator:
22/02/2016- 23/08/2016- Early Intervention Team, Bolton, Mental Health Practitioner
I provide specialized assessment for the Early Intervention Team (based on Positive and Negative Symptoms Scale- PANSS) and for Early Detection and Intervention Team (based on Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental States- CAARMS) looking at services suitability to help client, I cooperate with variety of other services trying to find support pathway that will be suite clients’ needs
03/2015- 01/2016- Manchester Later Life CMHT, Social Worker
I provided specialized expertise for the team in a field of social work (social care assessment, mental capacity assessments, best interest meetings), I also worked closely with families of my clients in order to provide the best possible outcomes, my client group was people over 65 with a diagnosis of mental health difficulties, including dementia.
07/2014- 26/11/14 Assessment and Treatment Team, Blackburn, Mental Health Practitioner
I was assessing people’s needs in a fast pace service covering both routine appointments (10 working days) and urgent assessments (within the same day, often in 2-3 hours from the referral). I delivered short-term psychological interventions (up to 4 sessions) for people with complex needs and high risk to ensure safe transition to Community Teams. I supported and supervised junior staff to ensure quality of provided service.
10/2013- 05/2014 Gateway Service, Manchester, Gateway Link Worker
I was screening and triaging referrals to mental health services for adults of any age. I worked closely with referrers to ensure the referral being passed to an appropriate services. I regularly contacted patients to discuss available support and negotiate access to the best possible service for the client. Occasionally, in complex cases, I met with the patient and performed an assessment. I used AMIGOS and MICARE software on daily basis.
07/2013- 03/2016 Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester, Crisis Worker
I provided emotional support for adults and children who were sexually assaulted. We worked as an acute unit and therefore I met with people when they are few hours after the event and in shock/crisis state. I supported clients in decision making process and throughout medical examination, should the client choose to proceed. I predominantly took care of ensuring that the client’s immediate needs are met and she/he left the service equipped in relevant information and support in community. I also supported service users in resolving crisis via 24/7 helpline.
09/2012- 10/2013 Early Intervention Team in Psychosis, Manchester, Care co-ordinator
I co-ordinated the care (up to 3 years time) of case load of clients aged 14-35 experiencing first episode of psychosis. I worked within CPA, assessed client’s needs and coordinated delivery of the support plans. I worked independently and as a team member. I worked in close relation with other professionals and other organizations, including charities, statutory children and family services, CAMHS and police to support both client and their families in understanding illness and treatment. I negotiated best, recovery-focused care for client. I used various NICE guidance recommended psychological and psychosocial interventions with clients and their families. I participated in safeguarding investigations and service improvement meetings.
10/2009- 09/2012 Early Intervention Team in Psychosis, Manchester, Support, Time and Recovery worker
I worked to promote independent living of my clients and to provide companionship and support. I worked with service users in order to reach service user's goals. I risk assessed on daily basis. I was providing support with daily living, promoting healthy living and worked with service users to identify early signs of relapse. I supported service users to take active part in their care and treatment and negotiating support package. I was liaising with families, carers or significant people when appropriate and co-operated with other professionals. I was working as a part of team in order to provide best possible help to service users. I was co-ordinating elements of helping process and providing specific interventions (social, psychological).
03/2006 - 06/2008 Gdanskie Centrum Profilaktyki Uzaleznien od Alkoholu PZOZ (Gdansk Centre for Addiction Prevention)
Psycho-education group facilitator and motivational therapist
I was collecting and verifying information about relevant to service local organizations and institutions. I was facilitating psycho-education group for alcohol addicted and providing motivational therapy, together with telephone and internet support as a part of crisis helpline. I worked with families and children and provide psychological interventions focused on family dynamics and client’s personal development. I facilitated negotiations process within families. I was delegated to supervise and team lead volunteers and junior members of staff. I worker with both, teenagers and adults regardless their age.
Languages: Polish: native