Malgorzata Teresa Polnik
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS18-06606
I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with extensive experience in working with individuals from different backgrounds. Having worked as a Cancer Care Nurse in the past, I transitioned to counselling and have been supporting adults in overcoming challenges and improving their mental and emotional well-being. My approach as an Integrative Psychotherapist allows me to tailor therapy to meet your specific needs by incorporating techniques from various therapeutic approaches.
Areas of Expertise:
I specialize in helping individuals with a range of concerns including anxiety, relationship issues, stress, low confidence and self-esteem, anger management, family issues, work-related challenges, childhood experiences, trauma/PTSD, abuse, grief and loss, depression, loneliness, parenthood challenges, adoption ramifications, addiction, co-dependence, key worker/emergency services burnout, bereavement, neurodiversity, and the cancer journey.
I strive to provide a safe, kind, and nonjudgmental environment where we can explore and work through the difficult areas of your life. Using active listening, empathy, and warmth, I build a therapeutic relationship with clients to help them gain insight, make necessary changes, and ultimately find their way back to themselves. I understand that each person's experience is unique, and I collaborate with clients to develop a personalized treatment plan.
Confidentiality and Data Protection:
Confidentiality is of utmost importance to me, and I adhere to the National Counseling Society Code of Ethical Practice. I handle client information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines, ensuring that any details that could identify a client are protected. The information I collect and store is either anonymized or securely stored behind lock and key and/or password-protected. I retain this information for the necessary duration required by my insurers and organizational policies before securely removing it.
Continued Growth and Professionalism:
I engage in regular supervision, attend peer support groups, and continually invest in my personal and professional development. This allows me to stay informed about the latest research and therapeutic approaches, ensuring that I provide the best support possible to my clients.
If you are looking for a compassionate and experienced therapist who can help you navigate life's challenges, I am here to support you. Together, we can work towards improving your mental and emotional well-being.
- Qualifications & ExperienceProf.Dip Psy C. – Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice
Dip CST – Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory
Bachelor of Science in Cancer Care - The University of Northampton
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma
Domestic Abuse Training - NDAS
The Freedom Programme - NDAS
Maintaining a Mindful Life - Monash University
Simonton Therapy - Simontonowski Instytut Zdrowia Trainee
I regularly undertake continuous professional development courses, to brace my knowledge, and ensure I am up to date with psychotherapeutic thinking and practice.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: fertility
- Childbirth: labour
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Immune system support
- Parenting skills
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Start exercising
- Languages Spoken