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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Applied Relaxation
- Behavioural Activation (BA)
- Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
As a registered clinical psychologist I have a passion for working with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties, such as fear, anxiety, poor self-esteem, low mood, depression, panic attacks, bereavement, stress, difficulties in adjusting to life events and relationship/interpersonal difficulties. I know that deciding to seek help can be difficult, yet living with emotional difficulties can be even more challenging and draining. I want to empower you to find new ways of coping and being. This can mean learning new coping strategies, relating differently to your thoughts and emotions, and being more connected to others.
My main therapeutic approaches include CBT, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), systemic and mindfulness techniques. The most important feature of therapy for me, however, is the therapeutic relationship. This means that my approach is primarily guided by what you bring to the session.
I strive to facilitate non-judgemental and confidential environment conducive to positive change and self-growth. I believe that as humans we cope with life challenges as best as we know, but sometimes we get stuck. At times like this we might need external help to find new ways of being and coping. My mission is to promote recovery, restore hope and joy.
Areas of interest
Chronic and medical health conditions
Neurodevelopmental assessments (ASD and ADHD)
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
- Rheumatological conditions
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Polish - Native or bilingual
Mika, Jadwiga (2016) (maiden name). Outcomes of psychological interventions designed to change unhelpful illness perceptions in people with coronary heart disease (CHD): A Meta-analysis. Doctoral thesis, University of East Anglia.
Danese, A., Caspi, A., Williams, B., Ambler, A., Sugden, K., Mika, J. (maiden name), … Arseneault, L. (2011). Biological embedding of stress through inflammation processes in childhood. Molecular Psychiatry, 16(3), 244–246. http://doi.org/10.1038/mp.2010.5
Courses offered to GPs
Breaking Bad News/ Having difficult conversations