Magdalena Galant-Miecznikowska

BSc MSc MBPsS PGDip CPsychol

About Me

I have many years’ experience assessing and treating different client groups with psychological difficulties, in the NHS and Non-profit organisations, both in the UK and overseas. I have a strong interest in research and therapeutic outcomes. I remain involved in research (i.e. leadership, development and training), and have undertaken funded research leading to peer reviewed publications. I provide an evidence-based psychological treatment hence I use the most effective psychological interventions based upon the best scientific evidence available.

I work using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to treat a range of psychological disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD), Illness Anxiety Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Sleep problems, Stress). In addition, I also provide support for clients with range of difficulties such as: Addictions, Bereavement, Bullying, Issues related to identity and culture, Personality Disorders, Relationship difficulties, Self-Esteem difficulties and Sexual difficulties.

I also have skills and interests in the areas of Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT), including co-facilitating behavioural family work sessions with young people diagnosed with eating disorders and their families. While working in a residential rehabilitation setting, I developed skills in psychodynamic and systemic models, which has enhanced my competence in formulation and multi-modal working.

When working with clients I tend to be quite practical in my approach, often taking the work I do outside of the therapy room where we can make changes using the behavioural experiments.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Interventions, High Intensity IAPT Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), University of Surrey
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy for Practitioners in Therapeutic Environments, Middlesex University
  • Master of Science in Mental Health: Psychological Therapies: MSc, Distinction, Queen Mary University of London
  • Master of Science in Social Pathology, Forensic and Penitentiary Psychology: MSc, Distinction, University of Gdansk

Additional Courses

  • Living with Dementia: Innovation and Leadership, University of Salford
  • Working with Attachment & Trauma, British Psychological Society
  • Compassion Focused Therapy Master Class, University of Surrey
  • Behavioural Family Therapy Training, The Meriden Family Programme
  • Clinical Supervision course, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • An Introduction to EMDR therapy workshop, Birmingham City University
  • Child Interview Masterclass workshop, University of Dundee
  • Dementia Care Mapping 8th Edition, University of Bradford

Areas of counselling I work with

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism and Asperger’s – ASD
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Birth and Bonding
  • Bullying (adults)
  • Career Coaching
  • Children’s Support
  • Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Couples Counselling
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional abuse
  • Faith and Culture
  • Family Counselling
  • Loneliness
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • OCD
  • Parenting Support
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Physical abuse
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Redundancy and unemployment
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual abuse and rape
  • Sexual Identity and Gender Dysphoria
  • Sexual Performance/Drive
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Stress management
  • Teenagers and young adult support

Fees

  • Please contact me directly to discuss fees.

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