"Take care of your wellbeing and enjoy your life!"

OFFER
At the Luka Practice we use psychological and therapeutic methods from the range of Integrative Therapy, Person-Centred, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Humanistic Therapy.


If you are experiencing difficulties with any of the life situations listed below, I encourage you to contact me for support:
  • Addictions and dependency (alcohol, illicit substances, medication etc.)
  • Low self-esteem, lack of self believe
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Depression and depressive episodes
  • Control and emotional coping (anger, sadness, fear etc)
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Cultural differences
  • Assertiveness
  • Suicidal thoughts, self-harm
  • Difficulties in communication with others, difficulties in interpersonal connections
  • Problem solving 
  • Dual diagnoses
  • Mental health diagnoses



If you wish to learn more about yourself, through the analysis of personality and a deeper learning of your inner side, I can support you by working through:
  • Everyday life difficulties
  • Understanding self and surrounding
  • Understand difficulties and processes of decision making
  • Increase quality of life: personal and professional
  • Acceptation of difficulties and coping skills


TYPES OF THERAPY:


Integrative

“Integrative counselling aims to promote healing and facilitate wholeness - ensuring that all levels of a person's being and functioning (mental, physical and emotional health) are maximised to their full potential. Clients must be committed to self-exploration and open to identifying what factors in their life are perpetuating problems, and/or are causing current concerns. In particular, the integrative approach helps clients face each moment openly and authentically without having formed an opinion, expectation or attitude beforehand. This enables them to better focus on the fears and hurts that limit their psychological freedom, and recognise specific triggers that may be causing disruptive patterns of behaviour. 

Through this awareness, integrative therapy helps to create a healthy alliance between mind and body - empowering clients to start setting goals and practising new behaviours that will enable them to move beyond their limitations and discover greater life satisfaction. This will be worked towards alongside other goals that are drawn into therapy through the integration of other approaches. These will all be tailored to the client's personal limits and external constraints. “

Source of information:
www.counselling-directory.org.uk/memberarticles.html



Cognitive Behavioural

“…CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, is a talking therapy. It has been proved to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel. The therapist and client work together in changing the client’s behaviours, or their thinking patterns, or both of these. There is a great deal of research evidence to show that CBT works effectively in treating depression. This research has been carefully reviewed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). NICE provides independent, evidence-based guidance for the NHS on the most effective ways to treat disease and ill health. CBT is recommended by NICE for the treatment of anxiety disorders. NICE recommends CBT in the treatment of the following conditions: anxiety disorders (including panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder), depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia and psychosis, bipolar disorder…”.

Source of information:
www.babcp.com/Public/What-is-CBT.aspx



Person-Centred Therapy

“The Person-Centred Approach developed from the work of the psychologist Dr. Carl Rogers (1902 – 1987). He advanced an approach to psychotherapy and counselling that, at the time (1940s – 1960s), was considered extremely radical if not revolutionary. Originally described as non-directive, this therapy moved away from the idea that the therapist was the expert and towards a theory that trusted the innate tendency (known as the actualising tendency) of human beings to find fulfilment of their personal potentials. An important part of this theory is that in a particular psychological environment, the fulfilment of personal potentials includes sociability, the need to be with other human beings and a desire to know and be known by other people. It also includes being open to experience, being trusting and trustworthy, being curious about the world, being creative and compassionate.The psychological environment described by Rogers was one where a person felt free from threat, both physically and psychologically. This environment could be achieved when being in a relationship with a person who was deeply understanding (empathic), accepting (having unconditional positive regard) and genuine (congruent).”

Source of information:
www.bapca.org.uk/about/what-is-it.html

ABOUT ME
Qualifications - Skills - Techniques
Experienced Counsellor, Psychotherapist and currently Psychologist in training. Approaches used within the therapeutic work: Person Centered, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, and Psychodynamic.

Qualified facilitator of the SMART program (design, change and maintain life goals/objectives), a facilitator of method FOC (CBT based therapeutic program for groups and individuals) and a facilitator of IEPT/BTEI (maps to support cognitive processes and persons wellbeing).

Registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and PPA (Polish Psychology’s Association).

Therapeutic work cannot be seen as a profession – it is a passion of helping others to embrace wellbeing and achieve life happiness!

Experience outside the Private Practice
  • The Well Counselling Service in Peterborough - Integrative Therapist providing support to patients under the recommendation of NICE 1 & 2 Conditions, has highlighted my practice of Integrative Approach with self–referring patients.
  • Aspire Drug Treatment - As an Addiction counsellor working with patients of opiates dependence, medication and alcohol issues.
  • Cambridgeshire Constabulary - a member of the criminal justice team, providing support to prisoners, individuals involved in criminal activities and individuals under care of the probation office.


What my patients say:
Magdalena is a qualified specialist in therapeutic field. Her support has had important impacts on me and results in attending to sessions with a pleasure, despite the fact I don’t feel well with my life. She listen’s calmly and gives accurate reflections and clues to resolutions. When leaving each session I feel optimistic in my attitude. I am pleased I found her in my tangled life.

R.

Magda helped me to find myself, to love myself again and to be strong, independent women who has a control over my life and choices. Magda brought me back to my children. I suffered from Post Natal Stress Disorder for so long. Never through I will be able to live normal life without blaming self.
Thanks to Magda I’m happy again, I’m living my life and I know how important and great I am.
Thank you Magda x


Ana, mother of two.
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APPOINTMENTS
At the first session we concentrate on psychological or therapeutic consultation to collect information that will be used for treatment purposes and will support both client and therapist to focus on specific areas of work. Clients will have the opportunity to discuss with the therapist matters for the visit, any issues that might have an impact on therapeutic work and own their expectations from the sessions.
Confidentially agreement will be discussed in detail to provide safe and stable work conditions.

The amount of therapeutic sessions required are arranged individually for each client, with regards to needs, aims and goals and the appropriate therapy choice by both therapist and client.



FEES
Currently we provide individual, face to face sessions with a length of 50 minutes long.
A session costs £40.00.
Payment accepted by cash or bank transfer.

Cancellation policy:
In the event of cancellation the patient is asked to contact us 24 hours prior to the session on 07392046009.

This will give the client and the therapist the opportunity to discuss any difficulties, and eventually re-schedule the session for more suitable time.
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CONTACT US

“Luka” Therapy
Psychological & Therapeutic Private Practice


Address:
17 Oak Avenue
Hampton Hargate
Peterborough
PE7 8FR

Email:
Magda@lukatherapy.co.uk

Phone:
(+44) 0739 204 6009

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