Dr Emilia Szmigielska

Counselling Psychologist in East Dulwich, CPsychol, DPsych, RQTU, MSc, GCert, BSc (Hons)
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I hold a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from City, University of London.  I have a strong academic background and passion for psychology, research and teaching. My includes experience working in specialist NHS psychotherapy services, counselling charities as well as private practice. I work with adults and adolescents / young adults. My doctoral research was on positive body image interventions. In addition, I have specialist experience working with autism and learning disabilities.

I can help with various difficulties such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, low self-esteem, panic attacks, OCD, trauma, bereavement, PTSD, problem behaviours, anger management, social anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, disordered eating, body image, body appreciation, parenthood, abortion, career change, lack of motivation and many others.

As an integrative therapist I use various therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Feminist Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Positive Psychology and Coaching.

In our first session we would discuss your history and current difficulties, then decide on the best way to work together. I show great care and warmth towards my clients and together we can work to relieve distress and uncomfortable feelings, understand the past and how this might be affecting you, understanding the brain and emotions, finally learn new ways of coping and managing difficult situations. This way you can grow and achieve your full potential. My native language is Polish and I can provide therapy both in English and Polish. I see clients in person and via Skype.

I am offering sessions for adults and adolescents online or face-to-face in my East Dulwich consulting rooms.


Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych) – City, University of London, 2018

RQTU Occupational & Personality Testing – CEB Test Preparation and Career Center, 2017

RQTU Occupational & Ability Testing – CEB Test Preparation and Career Center, 2016

MSc Counselling Psychology – City, University of London, 2014

Graduate Certificate Counselling Psychology – City, University of London, 2013

BSc (Hons) Psychology – University of Westminster, 2012

Client Groups


Adolescents (11+)


Online availability

Mondays – Sundays

Face to face:

Wednesday and Thursday (afternoons/evenings) in East Dulwich





Other Face-to-Face Locations:

Oru Space, East Dulwich