Renata - Psychotherapist, CBT Therapist, EMDR Therapist

About

Renata Königsman

Hello & welcome to my psychotherapy practice. I have been working as a psychologist / psychotherapist in private practice since June 2005, initially delivering psychological help to the Polish people in Bristol. 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 Cognitive – Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) EMDR.

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 (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. For 2 years I worked 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. 

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

Qualifications & Certifications

My Professional Qualifications

2017

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

2016

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

2013

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

2008

MSc. Health Psychology, The Institute of Psychology of Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland, 2008.

2014

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