Ewelina Konobrodzka

Hello. My name is Ewelina and I am a qualified CBT Therapist.

I view therapy as a collaborative effort between myself and my clients which, which aims to resolve specific concerns and to enrich the overall quality of one’s life beyond mere problem solving. Thus, I believe that improving emotional and psychological states is possible by working together, exploring and understanding the nature of the problem/s and focusing on what is important to you. I consider that the function of therapy is as a journey of self-exploration, meant to increase self-understanding and self-awareness. Subsequently, learning strategies to cope, finding alternative ways of managing and moving forward.

Experience

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist accredited with the BABCP.
I have been assessing and treating different client groups with psychological difficulties, in the NHS and Non-profit organisations, since 2011. I provide an evidence-based psychological treatment hence I use the most effective psychological interventions based upon the best scientific evidence available.

Approach

I work with adults (18+) using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – a short-term model of psychotherapy that can vary from 4-20 sessions. The amount of sessions depends on the problem presented and what is agreed for during the assessment.

CBT is a type of talking therapy that combines cognitive therapy (examining thinking) and behaviour therapy (examining actions). Thus, CBT  focuses on how thoughts, beliefs, attitudes and feelings are related and how they affect our emotional and physical sensations, as well as behaviours. CBT helps people to recognize their vicious cycles and teaches coping skills for dealing with different problems.

As a CBT therapist, I can be active and guiding in sessions and I teach ways in which to cope.  In therapy, we usually focus on what is going on in your life right now, but we might also look at your past, and think about how your past experiences can impact the way you see the world. I strive to offer a safe, trusting and collaborative relationship, in which you feel respected and supported.

My Qualifications

– BSc (Hons) Psychology
-MRes Psychology
– Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioral Interventions
– Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Interventions (CBT)

Types of Clients

I work with adults (18+ years old) and I work with the following difficulties:

– Depression (including Postnatal Depression and grief/loss)

– Stress

– Anxiety Disorders (such as: Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety)

– Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD

– Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD (single trauma)

– Phobias

– Body Dysmorphic Disorder BDD

– Low self-esteem

– General mental health and wellbeing (including chronic illness and pain)

Fees

Free initial e-mail or telephone consultation
Face-to-face therapy (50min session) £60
Skype or telephone therapy (50min session) £50

Confidentiality

As an accredited member of  BABCP, it is my responsibility to continually protect the confidentiality of all the clients.

Nevertheless, there are some exceptions to the confidentiality rule, i.e. when it may be essential to disclose the confidential information to prevent a serious harm to self or others.  Further advice, support and open communication are common practices under such circumstances.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please contact me as soon as you can.

Appointments that are cancelled at less than 24 hours notice will be charged a cancellation fee.

Main Eaves Office

3 Paris
Parklands
Railton Road
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 9LX

Contact Details

E-mail: info@wavespsychology.com

Website: www.wavespsychology.com