About Me

Hello.

Welcome to my 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.

Apart from private practice I also work as a psychotherapist in the NHS (National Health Service), where I offer psychotherapy for depression, anxiety and trauma.

I also work as a supervisor at the University of Exeter, supervising High Intensity CBT trainee therapists. 


I have been working therapeutically using an Integrative approach. I mainly offer Cognitive – Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) EMDR. 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 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 3,5 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).

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I am a member of EMDR Association UK and Ireland and I am currently working towards accreditation.

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

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

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

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

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Renata Königsman

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