About me

My name is Dominik Zagala,

I am qualified Counselling Psychologist and Integrative Psychotherapist. I have received an extensive training in both Psychology and Psychotherapy. I work integratively with the use of various psychotherapeutic approaches, including: systemic, psychodynamic, person-centred, CBT, EMDR and Hypnotherapy.

Training and Qualifications

2021 - current Hypno-psychotherapy, National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, London, Manchester, UK

2021 - EMDR Therapy, EMDR Europe Association, Manchester, UK

2015-2019 Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Polish Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy, Krakow, Poland

2009-2014 MA, Psychology, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland

 

I work with individuals, couples and families experiencing various emotional difficulties and mental health problems including (but its not limited to): 

  • Anxiety

  • Addictions

  • Bereavement

  • Depression

  • Eating disorders

  • Health related problems

  • Personality disorders

  • Problems in relationships

  • Sexual problems, Sleeping problems

  • Stress and difficult life events

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

  • Traumas and Work related problems

 

Experience

Over the years I have gained a wealth of valuable experience from working within both Poland and the UK. I also spent a summer within New York State, USA (2014) as a camp counsellor. This role was with adult’s variety of different ages experiencing various neurological and psychological conditions. Within Poland my role was as a Psychologist, in which I worked for Polish Institute of Oncology, where I was providing clients with psychological support and counselling (2012-2015). At the end of 2015 I moved to the UK where I have been working with in different NHS services. I have provided support to clients of the Mental Health Wards of Laureate House (Wythenshawe) and Park House (North Manchester) with therapeutic interventions in groups (2017-2018). I was also responsible of running therapeutic groups for clients of Whittaker Day Hospital in Ashton-under-Lyne (2019). Alongside of my other roles, in October 2016 I established my own private practice at home as an established therapist. My passion is providing therapy to the wider/ local community. I am happy to offer psychotherapy, counselling and psychological support.     

Additional Training

  • Hypnosis in Psychotherapy

  • Psychosomatotherapy and mindfulness

  • Integrative Psychotherapy of anxiety and post-traumatic disorders

  • Integrative Psychotherapy of depressive disorders

  • Clinical diagnosis of DSM-IV-TR and DSM-V 

  • Illness and death - psychotherapy of bereavement 

  • Integrative short-term psychotherapy

  • Introduction to the Therapy of Gambling and Other Behavioural Addictions

  • Training Programme for Addiction Therapists

  • Rapport in Psychodynamic Approach

Memberships

I am a member of:

- BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) 

- EMDR Europe

- PTPIiS (Polish Association for Integrative and Systemic Psychotherapy),

- HCPC (The Health and Care Professions Council) 

adhere to Ethical Guidelines of the EAP (European Association for Psychotherapy) and BACP. I also respect Strasbourg declaration of Psychotherapy. 

I supervise my work with BACP accredited Supervisors and certified Supervisors from Polish Institute of Integrative Psychotherapy.

 

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