©  2019 by Aleksandra Pieluzek

I am a fully accredited psychologist offering a compassionate and confidential environment. I have over 10 years experience of working with a wide range of psychological and emotional problems.

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Areas of Expertise

include but are not limited to:

• Trauma (EMDR for individuals & couples)

• Anxiety

• Assertiveness 
• Body image related issues
• Chronic medical conditions
• Depression
• Eating disorders
• Health Anxiety
• Low self-esteem
 

• OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
• Panic

• Personality disorders
• Phobias
• PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

• Relationship issues
• Relocation/Life transitions

• Stress including work related stress
• Weight loss and maintenance

 

Approach

I believe each person comes to therapy as an expert on their problem while the therapist is an expert in various therapeutic approaches. Therefore, the therapeutic process requires collaborative work between the client and the therapist and is unique for each situation. Regardless of the approach we are going to draw upon in working together, I believe in creating a safe and confidential environment for you to share your difficulties.

As a psychologist I was trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches. I am experienced with CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) 

psychodynamic therapy,  Schema Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing).
 

Background

I have over 10 years experience working within the NHS (National Health Service), mental health charities and private practice in the UK. Currently I work in private practice in Berlin (DE) and London (UK).

Academic qualifications


•  Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (London Metropolitan University, UK)
•  Graduate Diploma in Psychology (London Metropolitan University, UK)
•  Bachelor Degree in Psychology (University of Southern California, USA)

Professional Memberships

I belong to the following and adhere to their Code of Ethics:

 

•  Chartered Psychologist - BPS - British Psychological Society
•  Registered Practitioner Psychologist - HCPC - Health & Care Professions Council UK
•  Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - BABCP - British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies
•  Accredited EMDR Practitioner - EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Association UK & Ireland
•  BDP - Berufsverband Deutscher Psychologinnen und Psychologen (The Association of German Professional Psychologists)

 
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Philosophy

We meet people. Not problems, not cases, not patients, we relate with people. And through that relationship - derived from our values and embedded in the mixed traditions and our roots - we try to help people. In the end it’s not the suffering or dysfunction that we meet, it’s the people who are struggling. We see people.

​- Frankland and Walsh 2013

This statement illustrates the values of the type of counselling  psychology which I aspire to bring to my clients in my daily work and in my research. I believe we are not passive recipients of the sometimes harsh reality of the world around us.  Instead I believe that we can actively create a new, positive sense of reality through our experience and knowledge. The importance of the client's subjective experience of reality allows us, working together, to co-create new meanings and new knowledge. Acting as a reflective practitioner my stance allows me to be aware of my own values and beliefs that I bring to the therapeutic environment when working with you.

 

Appointments & Fees

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Fees

My regular fee is 85 Euro per 50-minute session.

 

NOTE:

EMDR session fee is 120 Euro per 90-minute session for individuals and 150 Euro for couples.



IMPORTANT: I do not offer coverage through public health insurance. However, some health insurance companies cover the cost of private counseling. Please inquire directly with your insurance company. I do not liaise with the insurance companies.

 

Contact

Practice Locations:

 

Tuesday & Wednesday

Scharnweberstrasse 4, 10247 Friedrichshain, Berlin

 

Thursday & Friday

Mittelweg 50, 12053 Neukölln, Berlin.

 

Tel.: +49.176.6110.1742   |   Email: info@psychologistberlin.com

 

FAQ

Fee

My regular fee is 85 Euro per 50-minute session. 

EMDR session fee is 120 Euro per 90-minute session for individuals & 150 Euro for couples.

Cancellation Policy

I require minimum 24 hours’ notice and as much advance notice as possible, if you need to cancel a session. Sessions cancelled with less then 24 hours’ notice or no-shows will incur the full fee.

Confidentiality

All your information and details of sessions are confidential. In order to provide high quality therapy, I discuss clients in supervision (excluding any identifying information) and the supervisor abides by the same rules of confidentiality.

 

There are, however, limits to confidentiality which must be broken if:

 

•    Serious injury or harm may occur to you or others;

•    Child abuse has been disclosed;

•    Information is disclosed about a crime;

•    I am summoned by a Court of Law.
 

Online sessions

Depending on your schedule or location face-to-face sessions may not be possible. Online sessions take place via Skype and future details will be provided prior to the session.

CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

 

CBT has been scientifically proven as an effective form of therapy for a wide range of psychological problems. CBT is a form of short-term therapy which focuses on connection between our cognitions (thoughts, beliefs and attitudes), our behaviours, emotions and physiological sensations. CBT has largely psycho-educational focus and the primary focus is on empowering the client with tools and strategies for breaking the cycle of unhelpful cognitions and behaviours which affect our emotions and physiological responses.

ST - Schema Therapy

ST is an integrative therapy, with a strong relational emphasis, designed to address deeper level maladaptive schemas and interpersonal patterns. Schemas represent patterns of internal experience which include memories, beliefs, emotions, and thoughts. When our childhood needs are not met, it may lead to the development of “early maladaptive schemas”. Early maladaptive schemas will affect relationships with others and feelings about ourselves. Therefore, in ST we focus on childhood experiences that cause life long difficulties. ST utilises techniques from four main domains: interpersonal, cognitive, behavioural, as well as experiential techniques (such as imagery rescripting, chair-work, and historical role play) designed to provide corrective emotional experiences that facilitate deeper level ‘core’ emotional growth and change.

 

EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

 

EMDR is a form of short- term therapy that uses eye movement to overcome various types of trauma. EMDR is also an effective treatment tool to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and panic. EMDR imitates REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep by causing bilateral stimulation in the session. This could be through eye movement (when your eyes move side to side) or sound or tapping. The bilateral stimulation imitates the way the brain processes things. Therefore, in EMDR, by going back to the trauma and using bilateral stimulation, we are able to process the trauma much more quickly with a lower rate of flashbacks and trauma relapse than in traditional forms of therapy.In EMDR you can work individually, as a couple or as a group.