Firstly, thank you for taking interest in visiting my website and for considering me as someone who can be helpful in the journey towards brighter future. Trust me there is one for you and your loved ones!
Working with people is my biggest passion. But seeing my clients feeling better is the best reward.
I am a clinical and counselling psychologist registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC - http://www.hcpc-uk.co.uk/ (Katarzyna Sobkowicz). I completed my Master degree, after presenting dissertation and research project indentifying the impact of employment on quality of life people with schizophrenia. After qualifying I worked in social services where I become Specialist Family Support Practitioner.
My further training comes from Poland and United Kingdom, where I trained in Systemic Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Crisis Intervention. I also completed additional workshops in Indonesia, supporting my work with methods used by Mindfulness, Ayurveda and Hypnotherapy.
I have particular interest in intercultural therapy that applies holistic view of individual and recognises the importance of race, culture, beliefs, values, attitudes, religion and language in the life of the client.
I work therapeutically with individuals, couples and families since 2009. Methods and interventions that I use are tailored to the presenting issues of my clients and are carefully selected. My approach is very collaborative with my clients, making sure that my clients are in charge of their therapy and progress and I facilitate the change. I am very transparent and flexible and I treat therapeutic relationship as a two ways communication. I appreciate the feedback and honest opinion.
I work in private practice and I am employed in NHS running service for people with psychosis.
Previously I worked organising community support for people with learning disabilities, elderly and those with dementia. I then specialised in managing rehabilitation packages for people affected by traumatic brain injury and neurological conditions.
I invite you for the initial assessment where we can discuss presenting issues and decide what options would best suits you. Sometimes there is no need to continue the meetings. However to achieve a change it is recommended to meet usually between 6 – 10 times. In more complex difficulties there might be long term support needed.