Hi, my name is Maja Jankowska

Dr. Maja Jankowska, Ph.D, CPsychol, AFBPsS

HCPC registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist

BABCP accredited CBT therapist

Brainspotting Therapist

Clinical Supervisor

Trainer

Expert Witness.

      I am a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist specialising in the assessment and treatment of trauma and other psychological and emotional difficulties. I have worked with people presenting with a range of psychological problems as well as those who wanted to learn, develop and grow as individuals. My PhD was in the area of personal growth and development, and I am particularly interested in practices that facilitate resilience and post-traumatic growth, guiding my clients in their journey beyond the pain of their past and into the discovery of meaning and purpose in life. ---
---   I have a specialist interest in performance-related traumas (I offer specific treatment for focal dystonia for musicians, performers and athletes), intergenerational trauma, workforce wellbeing, and in treating psychological presentations in the aftermath of traumatic experiences. ---
---   I offer psychological assessments, consultations, psychotherapy and clinical supervision. I have training and experience in Trauma Focused CBT, Brainspotting (which evolved from Eye Movement Desensitisation and reprocessing EMDR), Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, incorporating techniques from Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Narrative approaches in my work. ---
--- I am also a teacher and trainer, passionate about teaching and raising standards of psychology, therapy and counselling. I have a long-standing experience in lecturing and delivering clinical supervision in Psychology, Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) and CBT (MSc/PGDip CBT), external examining as well as delivering presentations, workshops and trainings. ---
---   I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society and a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy. ---
---   I provide specialist teaching, training, supervision and consultation in relation to trauma as well as work-place wellbeing, stress management and other mental health issues. ---
---   I take instruction for expert witness work for the court. ---
--- My approach is collaborative – we work together to help you understand your difficulties as well as strengths in order to design the treatment that works best for you and empowers you to make positive changes in your life. The service I offer is confidential, respectful and responsive to the needs and preferences of my clients. ---
--- I work locally (in Bedford), nationally and internationally (via online platforms). -----
--- My qualifications and accreditations:
  • HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist (registration number PYL040928)
  • BABCP fully accredited CBT therapist (registration number 170533)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Buckinghamshire New University (BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist)
  • PhD in Psychology, University of Bedfordshire
  • Masters in Applied Psychology, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Bachelors in Teaching, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society (CPsychol, AFBPsS) (recognition reference 325886)
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (recognition reference: 47843)

--- Core therapy training, experience and interests:
  • CBT – full post-graduate training with additional training in specific areas such as Trauma-Focused CBT, CBT for long-term conditions, CBT for persistent pain, CBT for older people, CBT for complicated and complex PTSD, CBT for loneliness, CBT for perfectionism, CBT for low self-esteem, CBT for complex depression, CBT for rumination, as well as typical presentations GAD, OCD, health anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, etc.
  • Brainspotting – there are 4 levels (phases) of BSP training and I completed all 4 (phase 3 and 4 with Dr David Grand) as well as several Masterclasses, Brainspotting with children, Brainspotting for generational trauma
  • Focal Dystonia Training (Ruth Chiles)
  • Third Wave therapies including ACT, CFT, schema therapy and narrative approaches
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Training (Gabor Maté, Bessel van der Kolk, Steve Porges, Arielle Schwartz)
  • Poly-Vagal Theory (Steve Porges, Deb Dana)

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Therapy and training can be delivered both in English and Polish.

Terapia, psychoedukacja i trening są dostępne w języku polskim i angielskim. Istnieje mozliwość konsultacji i terapii na odleglość (online).