'Tell me what is it you plan to do With your one wild and precious life?' Mary Oliver
I imagine you are here because things feel difficult. You may feel overwhelmed, stuck or unsure of your next steps, perhaps something is not allowing you to live your life fully. Whatever your reasons for stopping by, you are welcome here.
Life in a busy city can be demanding and overwhelming. A lot of people feel isolated in their struggles, pushing pain away just to get by. In the hustle and bustle of life it is easy to leave yourself behind, become busier, more distracted. You may feel an underlying sense of unease even if things look fine from the outside. What is below the surface is left unseen, causing low mood or anxiety, seemingly out of nowhere. Sometimes it all gets too much and cannot be ignored anymore. Something calls for your attention and demands to be listened to.
Together, we can create a space for you to step back from the noise and focus on what matters to you, explore both your difficulties and aspirations. This can be an entry point to living life with more meaning, a life that is true to you and uniquely your own. We can find what supports you, identify patterns that do not serve you and uncover your inner resources. You may find that you can then re-engage life in new ways, make choices and take daily actions from a more centred place. You may experience more aliveness, joy and connection with yourself and others. You get back in the flow, in alignment with who you really are.
I offer a warm, non-judgmental and creative approach. Above all else I will listen to you attentively and respectfully; we can then both decide on the direction of our work together.
I primarily draw on Psychosynthesis, an integrative psychological approach that can be adapted to your needs. Psychosynthesis combines current psychological research and wisdom of Eastern traditions. It offers a holistic view of the psyche which encompasses your pain and difficulties as well as your unique potential. It acknowledges your complexity and it takes your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing into consideration.
I see counselling as a process of creative collaboration which does not need to be limited to a dialogue. Some people find it helpful to explore deeply ingrained patterns or complex feelings through guided imagery, dream work, drawing or movement. Others find that mindfulness-based cognitive approaches are well suited to their needs. There are many options.
My name is Marta Zdzieblowska. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (PGDip), validated by the Middlesex University and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Things I can help with include depression, anxiety and stress, low self-esteem, addictive behaviour patterns, bereavement and loss, physical illness and chronic pain, issues concerning belonging, culture and identity, relationships and family concerns, burnout, career and life choices, navigating transitions and change or questions concerning life’s purpose.
I am committed to my professional and personal development. To ensure the safety and the quality of my practice, I am in regular supervision. I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their Ethical Framework.
I offer counselling in both English and Polish.
You are welcome to fill out the contact form below, email or text me to book a session or arrange a phone call. I will get back to you within 24 hours.
The first session will be a chance for us to meet each other and for you to ask any questions you may have about the counselling process. I will also ask you some questions to find out how to best support you. You can then decide whether you would like to continue with the sessions. Occasionally, I may refer you to a colleague if I think they may be better able to meet your needs.
Should you decide to continue we will establish a working agreement. This will make clear our commitment to working together in regular weekly sessions. I will then advise you to come to the next six 50 minutes sessions which you may find will be sufficient or you may decide to continue in an open-ended arrangement.
First session: £35
Regular sessions: from £55 (subject to time and location)
I offer a small number of low-cost spaces
How long it will take?
If you would like to focus on a specific issue that needs your immediate attention, time-limited counselling may be suitable. It is normally contained within twelve sessions.
If you would like to explore more deeply rooted patterns, you may find the open-ended counselling better suited. The length will depend on your needs and on your unique circumstances.
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