The Purpose of Psychotherapy is

To Help You Live Your Life Fully

Welcome to my site!

My name is Katy and I am a relational Gestalt psychotherapist specialising in working with anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. I work online with people all over the UK, as well as face-to-face in Brighton & Hove. I work in Polish (po polsku) and English.

I imagine that you have come here because you want to grow and develop, whether you are new to therapy or have already had it in the past. I know that life can be tough and painful. I am here available to support you in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental atmosphere.

  • Do you feel stuck, trapped or overwhelmed and struggling to believe that things can change for the better?
  • Do you get easily sad, anxious, upset or angry and cannot understand why?
  • Do you have racing thoughts and are good at predicting what could go wrong?
  • Do you often put yourself down or blame yourself?
  • Are you struggling with self-acceptance, self-love and self-compassion?
  • Do you feel not good enough even when you push yourself really hard?
  • Do you often retreat into yourself, not exactly knowing why and maybe fearing the consequences of sharing your thoughts with others?

Please contact me for an initial no obligation consultation to have a chat about how I could help you.

I am registered with UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I provide therapy in both English and Polish (po polsku). Please, follow your curiosity and continue exploring my website.

How Therapy Works

Sometimes life can feel difficult, painful and unmanageable. For many of us, it may be challenging to make changes that we want, and we may feel helpless, not knowing quite what to do, often falling into a trap of old and familiar patterns of behaviour. Or the changes we want to make may feel unachievable, beyond our reach, scary. Well, therapy can help in those situations. Talking to a professional who provides non-judgemental, respectful and kind presence and can support you with whatever you may need. People have different needs and my treatment is adjusted to your specific needs which we discuss in the initial meeting. Relying on our familiar way of being and behaving when we are alone or with others is normal. It often has been what we have known through our experience of living in our family and cultural system.


Our habitual patterns may become unhelpful when they stop us from achieving what we want to, from being in control of our lives, from living in harmony with ourselves and others. Our habitual patterns of being are a little bit like this old familiar coat which has protected you from bad weather for so many years, but now, it cannot be as good in different weather conditions - for example in Antarctica you may need a different coat, whilst in the rainforest of the Amazon you may not even need it. 

Therapy with me is about supporting you wherever you are in your life journey and supporting you to become aware of and honour your old familiar coat. It is about supporting you to develop curiosity and compassion towards what and how this ‘coat’ may have been useful to you. It is about processing, little by little, elements of your current experience in a safe and supportive environment and making sense of them. It is about supporting you to develop deeper connection with yourself and others.

Who I Can Help

JudI can help you if you feel:

  • Anxious
  • Depressed
  • Stressed
  • Stuck
  • Conflicted
  • Lonely
  • Hopeless
  • Judging yourself harshly

Or, if:

  • Something happened in your past that you feel needs resolving.

Or if you:

  • Have experienced loss
  • Are lacking confidence
  • Are experiencing relationship issues​,
  • Have a sense that something stops you from living your life to the full

About My Practice

‘Gestalt’ means ‘whole’. 

In my practice this translates to us working with the whole of you as a person, including your thoughts, feelings, body sensations and imagination. We will explore your experience together in a safe, non-judgement and confidential space, in a creative way, suited to your needs and preferences. For example, we may talk using metaphors, or describing images, or drawing, or using small objects to help us talk about your experience.

 I believe in your capacity to use your natural inner strength in service of living a fulfilling life and I support you to trust and build on this capacity. 

​I believe that via supporting you to raise your awareness and honour what happens for you in the here-and-now, change can happen in your life. ​I am sensitive around social-cultural and spiritual issues.

About Me

I have an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy from Middlesex University and a Clinical Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute. 

​I have experience working with NHS patients as well as with clients in London-based counselling and therapy services (The Awareness Centre and Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service). 

I have worked with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and self-worth, shame issues, trauma, as well as relationship and work/study issues. I abide by the code of ethics of the BACP, UKCP as well as this of Metanoia Institute. 

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