''Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations''
I grew up in Poland, studied in England. I have travelled across the ocean searching for answers. The road was not easy but I found myself and my voice, rebuilt my self-esteem on the way. Did my experience shaped the person I am today? Yes, absolutely!
Trauma was a part of my family history, and would inspire my work for years to come. An unsafe environment filled with disruptions to normal routines, the tension of strained relationships, and dishonesty. After leaving family home I was determined to change the course of my life. From the biological side of things to how we're nurtured, a lot of what goes on in childhood influences how we turn out as adults.
I began my work as a youth support worker for an organisation for young people aged 13-25, providing one to one support around sexual health and general support for vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness or exploitation. Since then I have progress to a counselling services for young people at The Zone, who are victims of crime where I remain to this day.
Between gaining my professional qualifications as a Counsellor-in-Training working for non-for-profit organisation Simply Counselling I developed my experience working with adults with variety of issues such as trauma and domestic abuse. I also greatly expanded knowledge undertaking on-going training's.
Upon moving forward, I joined the team at Psychotherapy Plymouth working with adults with a range of different issues and I also began to see clients privately. I continue to work with different organisations such as XenZone providing digital mental health support service acros the country. I attend monthly counselling supervision to monitor my work and I continue with my professional development. Recently I have expanded my qualifications in Relationship Counselling and now I also work with couples.
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Diploma in Mindfulness based Counselling (CPCAB)
Counselling for Adolescents
Child Protection Advanced
Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children and Young People
The Prevent Duty
Impact of Sexual Violence and Rape on Victims
Diploma in Relationship Counselling (CTAA)
Anger, Rage and Relationships Training
Emotional Affect of Domestic Abuse Certificate
Trauma Informed Approaches