Therapy/Counselling

What is therapy/counselling

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Therapy is a way of exploring oneself in a relationship with a therapist/counsellor. It is a relationship that should enable you to repair various relational difficulties you might have experienced in your life. On of the tasks of therapy is to develop bigger capacity to tolerate difficult emotions. It can be painful, but also exciting, rich and life-changing. Therapeutic relationship helps explore and stay with those feelings rather then habitually react or avoid them. With time you might realise that you have more choice to how you want to respond to life circumstances or people and your decisions are more attuned to your needs.
Therapy can be short or long term. I normally tend to work for a minimum of 6 sessions after which I and a client decide if we continue. In general if you are aiming at deeper character changes, it is a much longer process, however it all depends on each person, their wounds and history. I normally work on a once a week basis to ensure regularity and integration of what’s learnt.

Who is it for

I am a bilingual therapist (English and Polish) and I welcome people from all walks of life. I work with adults (18+).
If you struggle with or you would like to explore:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • self-harm
  • low self-esteem
  • identity
  • sexuality and gender
  • childhood sexual abuse
  • difficulties with relationships
  • emotional difficulties related to living abroad
  • trauma
  • anger

My practice is informed by respect, confidentiality and compassion and I regularly consult it with a qualified and accredited supervisor.

Where I work from

I work from Causewayside (The Studio and South Side Centre) depending on the day of the week.
Address:

The Studio
136 Causewayside
EH9 1PR
Edinburgh
South Side Centre
86 Causewayside
EH9 1PY
Edinburgh

How to arrange a session

Please contact me via email:
info@paulinabak.com
Or,
Tel. 0791 475 0323
We will arrange an initial consultation first where we will discuss the practical details as well as your needs.

Both consultation and therapy last between 50 and 60 minutes and cost £50.

Couples therapy session is 75 minutes and costs £75.

The sessions are usually on weekly basis on the same day of the week to ensure consistency and integration of the work we do together.