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About me

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Hi! I'm Karolina.

 

I am a UKCP-registered integrative psychotherapist, a somatic practitioner, and creative arts therapist.

I am passionate about helping people improve their emotional health, so they can thrive and find joy in life. 

I specialise in working with creative, highly sensitive and gifted individuals to help them find lasting relief from anxiety, low mood and overwhelm, especially when rooted in early-life trauma.

I grew up near lakes and forests in Scandinavia. I was a sensitive child who cared deeply about animals, loved reading, and taught myself to play the piano.

 

I have lived abroad for half of my life! In my twenties, I lived in France and Germany for a couple of years before coming to the UK, where I now have my home with my husband. 

I believe that therapy is a truly life-affirming experience that everyone can benefit from. 

I had therapy myself during my training, and this was an important part of my personal development and deeper healing journey. 

In my private practice I draw on my own lived experience, as well as my 12 years of specialist training in psychology and psychotherapy.

I am also a qualified teacher, and I have a wealth of experience working with children and young people aged 4-19, and their parents and carers.

Before starting in private practice, I have worked at Mind UK with adults aged 25-69+ and at Terrence Higgins Trust Youth Counselling project for young people aged 16-25.

My Qualifications

MA and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, 5 years 

Regent's University London

I am trained and qualified in psychotherapy using psychodynamic and humanistic-existential modalities.

My dissertation topic (Dist.) was a heuristic investigation into shame: "What is the Experience of Using the Therapeutic Space to Reflect on One’s Life Story in the Light of Gaining an Understanding of Shame?"

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BSc Hons Psychology, 3 years
Middlesex University, London

Research-based, academic and scientific courses, as well as my additional choices of modules including:

- Counselling in Education

- Health and the Individual 

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Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Arts, 1 year
Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE) London 

I am qualified to use the 7 therapeutic art forms: 

  • Art and image

  • Sandplay and Miniature Worlds

  • Music and Sound

  • Body Movement

  • Drama and storytelling

  • Clay/sculpture

  • Poetry and journaling

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Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling with Adolescents, 1 year
Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE), London

I am qualified in therapeutic work with young people 13-19 using counselling and creative methods.

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Certificate in Therapeutic Communication Skills for Work with Children Using the Arts, 1 year
Metropolitan University, London

 

This professional development training focused on childhood trauma and working therapeutically with children and young people using play and the creative arts.

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Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling Skills, 1 year
Regent's University, London

A year-long qualification in therapeutic modalities and skills, a requirement for entry on the MA and Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy.

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PGCE Secondary Education (11-18), 1 year
University of North London

I hold Qualified Teacher Status, as well as a DBS for work with children and young people.

Interested in working with me?

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