Marius Paul Jankowski MSc. BACP registered member
I’m aware that looking for a counsellor can seem overwhelming and a big step, so thanks for checking me out.
Every journey begins with the first step
You’ll want to know what I can offer.I have been practising as an Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist since 2005, qualifying with a Master’s degree. I also have a strong and continuing interest in Jungian psyschology
I am an experienced counsellor, now in private practice after a 15 year career in the NHS and third sector counselling organisations.
I have developed a creative approach to my work over the years, as I understand my clients as individuals seeking help.
My professional journey has led me to some specialist interests, including trauma (PTSD), panic attacks addiction, depression, bereavement and mood and personality disorders. Alongside more general anxiety, relationship and work-related problems.
I have worked with a wide variety of clients, including carers, people from overseas, ex-service families, and refugees.
I also do couple and group work.
Personally, as I dislike labels in the field of mental health (useful as they can be in certain instances), my guiding philosophy is to see my clients first and foremost as individuals who happen to be struggling in some respect.
I offer a safe and confidential space in which to examine your journey through life. I do this in order to examine your choices and thereby seek alternatives that might better suit you in your situation.
Mostly though I work with building a mutual trust based relationship to give a foundation to our journey together.
Distilling my years of practice into a few words is not easy, but I suspect that’s what is needed here.
So, I put my approach down as this: Most people that I see have come to counselling because Plan A (pursuing the same road in all circumstances) has failed to deliver a sense of satisfaction in their lives, or indeed a sense of being at home in their own skin.
Given this, the point of counselling is to discover how this situation came about, and to help people find a new and better directed path to follow in the continuing journey of their lives. I find that having a ‘map’ of your life makes it easier to navigate through difficulties.
Of course, nothing is ever that simple. Though, I believe that in our work together change is possible and that we can discover this new path.
I am trained in several modalities of counselling and psychotherapy. My personal guiding principle is that the map is not the territory, and that therefore individuals should be respected in their difference and given the time and space to be themselves.
I offer counselling at Brighton Counselling Collective and South Coast Counselling, both in Hove.
I can work with fortnightly sessions if needs must.
I am willing to negotiate fee reductions if appropriate. I already offer reduced fees to people who work in the public sector.
[*Confidentiality is of course very important. However, there are legal caveats which I will have to make clear. If in our work I fear that there is a serious risk of harm to self or to others, including harm to children, I am required legally to break our contract and inform the relevant authorities. I am also obliged to report extremist views and terrorist activity.]