MSc,BA, Dip. Couns. Monika Kubaczewska-Szymanska

psychotherapist , counsellor

Therapist summary

  • ACA (adult children of alcoholics & dysfunctional families)
  • Addiction codependency
  • Anxiety
  • Arguments / Conflicts
  • Balancing roles and responsibilities
  • Communication problems
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I speak: English, Polish

Who do I work with

Adults(18 - 59)
Children(up to 15)
Teenagers(16 - 17)
Therapists - supervision


Personal session
£ 50 / 50 min
Couple therapy
£ 60 / 50 min

Would you like to book an online session?


I am a qualified integrative counsellor and CBT psychotherapist during the last stage of training (MSc in CBT and psychotherapy) , I am a couple therapist in training ( EFT therapy ).

My experience

I gained my experience in mental health organisations  in England, I had a one-year clinical placement at the Polish Psychologists Association in Cambridge, working with Poles living in England. I completed a one-year clinical placement in the mental health organization in Cambridge ,Cogwheel Counselling as part of my postgraduate studies, practicing short-term psychodynamic therapy.

 I am currently in a CBT clinical placement practising the cognitive-behavioural approach also in the same organization - Cogwheel Counselling.

While working at JHD counselling in Cambridge, I gained experience working short-term mainly with young people (18-25), students of the University of Cambridge and expats.

I run a private psychotherapy practise. In my practice short-term open ended therapy is available. I work in Polish and English.

Life experience resulting from many years of stay abroad as well as experience in working with clients in various organizations allowed me to understand the emigration process and its impact on creating relationships with other people.

My education

I am a qualified integrative therapist, I completed 4 years of therapeutic counselling training at Hill Road College and JHD Counselling Services in Cambridge.

I am currently completing Masters degree in short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy and CBT (cognitive-behavioural) therapy at the University of Suffolk (Msc in CBT and psychotherapy).

 I completed the first stage of training of the EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) therapy for couples ( Externship) I plan to do the next part of the training (Core Skills) in the near future.

I have participated in many trainings, including:

  - introduction to Gestalt therapy,

- introduction to trauma therapy,

-working with sexual violence and abuse

-on-line and telephone therapy

What problems do I work with

  • ACA (adult children of alcoholics & dysfunctional families)
  • Addiction codependency
  • Anxiety
  • Arguments / Conflicts
  • Balancing roles and responsibilities
  • Communication problems
  • Depression
  • Different expectations
  • Different worldviews
  • Discrimination / Mobbing
  • Divorce / Separation / Break-up
  • Emotional instability
  • Family problems
  • Family problems / conflicts
  • Grief
  • Immigration difficulties
  • Infidelity
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Jealousy
  • Jealousy / Suspiciousness
  • Lack of satisfaction and meaning in life
  • Loneliness
  • Low mood
  • Low self-esteem / Low confidence
  • Mental / psychological abuse
  • PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Panic attacks in adults
  • Parenting challenges
  • Phobias
  • Procrastination
  • Psychosomatic disorder / Psychosomatic symptoms
  • Relationship problems
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Social anxiety in adults
  • Social communication and interaction difficulties
  • Stress
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Trauma / Traumatic events

My approaches

  • CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative / Eclectic approach
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Memberships and acreditations

Registered member of BACP 383173

BABCP student membership 00001008874

Additional information

My practice is subject to regular individual and group supervision. I  follow the BACP and BABCP code of ethics, and during the training I undergo intensive CBT supervision.

I have undergone and I am undergoing long-term self-therapy in various therapeutic approaches in order to broaden my self-awareness and self-development.

My greatest area of ​​interest in therapy are relationships and the immigration process, which, according to research, affects mental health (depression, anxiety, social phobia, alienation, etc.). The existential approach and the process of grief is also of great interest to me as a result of immigration process.