Justyna Sulowska

counselling and psychotherapy in honor oak park

How I work

 

I am an integrative counsellor. This means that I work simultaneously on many levels, attending to your thoughts and feelings as well as your physical experience and the dynamics of our relationship.

 

This also means that I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches and skills and actively seek a way of combining them to suit you as an individual. 

 

I offer predominantly open-ended therapy but shorter-term interventions focused on a particular issue are also a possibility.

 

When considering therapy it is natural not to be clear about the lenght or depth of engagement that is right for you. During your first appointment we will discuss your individual situation and structure a flexible plan to meet your needs.

 

Therapy can be an immensely rewarding journey leading to profound discoveries. I will be delighted to share it with you.

 

If you would like to make your first counselling appointment, please visit the contact page or continue reading to find out a bit more about me.

 

My qualifications and interests

 

My interest in psychotherapy originates from my background in clinical psychology and I am drawn to exploration of how different disciplines, paradigms and ways of working meet and enrich one another.

 

I completed my Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy training at the Minster Centre (in collaboration with Middlesex University) graduating with an MA in 2013. Currently, I am continuing my education on the Diploma in Integrative Supervision course, also at the Minster Centre. 

 

My clinical approach is influenced predominantly by psychodynamic and Object Relations schools of thought as well as contemporary theory of attachement. 

 

Over the years I have worked in various clinical settings. The most significant roles that shaped me as a clinician were at Oxleas NHS Trust and Mosac - the charity supporting families experiencing domestic abuse. 

 

Today my work is divided between my private practice and teaching research at the Minster Centre.

 

My experience has allowed me to develop a degree of clinical expertise in working with:

  • developmental trauma and attachment issues
  • emotional and physical abuse within family
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • trauma and dissociation
  • difficulties with intimacy and relationships
  • life transitions and loss

 

Some of my professional interests include:

  • contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • body psychotherapy and non-verbal communication in therapy
  • neuroscience research and in this context: intersubjectivity, relationality, attachment and development.

 

I continually work on my own personal and professional integration through ongoing commitment to self-development, supervision and specialised training.

 

I am an accredited member of UKCP and abide by their code of ethics.