About me

My name is Dominik Zagala,

I am a Counselling Psychologist and Integrative Psychotherapist.

I offer Psychotherapy, counselling and psychological support, 

both face-to-face and online, for adults, couples or families in

private office based in Macclesfield, Manchester (Irlam) and

Knutsford. I offer a safe, non- judgmental, confidential space

for therapy to take place.

Training and Qualifications

I undertook my main training at the University of Silesia in Poland in Psychology (MA, 2009-2014, Katowice). This was followed by my 4 year Integrative Psychotherapy training at the Polish Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy (Diploma, 2015-2018, Cracow) and Advanced Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy, PROFI (2018-2019, Cracow).

I am trained in EMDR therapy (2021, EMDR Europe).

The training enables me to 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) 

- 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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