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Renata - Psychotherapist, CBT Therapist, EMDR Therapist


Renata Königsman

Hello & welcome to my psychotherapy practice. I have been working as a Psychologist / Psychotherapist, CBT Therapist & EMDR Therapist in private practice since June 2009. As a bilingual therapist, I work with both Polish and English-speaking clients. I also work as a supervisor at the University of Exeter, supervising High Intensity CBT trainee therapists. ​

For 10 years (2012 - 2022) I also worked as a Psychotherapist in the NHS (National Health Service) in the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) Services, where I offered psychotherapy for depression, anxiety and trauma.


I offer a professional therapeutic relationship, where clients can explore issues and difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I regularly supervise my therapeutic work. I only work with adults. I have been working therapeutically using an Integrative approach. I mainly offer CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). I offer trauma therapy and work as a PTSD therapist. I use EMDR to help treat trauma and PTSD, which is very effective.

I completed Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive – Behavioural Therapy at the University in Exeter (High Intensity IAPT Programme) and Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CBT Pathway) at the University of Wales in Newport. I graduated from the Institute of Psychology of Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland (Master's Degree - MSc. in Health Psychology). I am also trained in EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (Level 3).

I have been living in Bristol since 2005. I have experience working in many different mental health services, e.g. I worked for one for the mental health helplines for women and at a psychiatric hospital with patients suffering from eating disorders, depression, emotional difficulties and anxiety disorders. As a psychologist – volunteer I am a creator of The Projekt Bristol - Polish Psychologists’ Association (PPA) who I successfully run for 4 years (2009 - 2012). I coordinated the psychology section, offered counselling sessions and facilitated psycho – educational workshops for the Polish community in Bristol.

You can also read about me on the Bristol Talking Therapy Rooms website.

Please feel free to check my profile on Psychology Today. 

I am accredited by British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am also accredited by EMDR Association UK.

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Qualifications & Certifications

My Professional Qualifications


IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapy) CBT Supervisor Training, 2017.


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Psychotherapy, Level 3 Training - University of Exeter, 2016.


Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, PgDipCouns, University of Wales, Newport, 2013.


Master's Degree (MSc.) in Health Psychology, The Institute of Psychology of Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland, 2008.


Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive – Behavioural Therapy (CBT), PgDipCBT, University of Exeter, 2014.

To maintain my accreditation and stay up-to-date, I regularly attend additional trainings and workshops - CPD (Continuous Professional Development).

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