Dr Emilia Szmigielska

Counselling Psychologist in East Dulwich and Forest Hill, CPsychol, DPsych, RQTU, MSc, GCert, BSc (Hons)

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. I have 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, addictions, substance misuse, 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), 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. I am a native Polish speaker and can provide therapy both in English and Polish. I see clients in person and via Skype.

I am offering sessions for adults and couples Online or face-to-face in my Forest Hill and 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

Adults, Adolescents and Couples


Flexible online availability

Face to face:
Tuesday evenings (Forest Hill)
Wednesday daytimes (East Dulwich)
Thursday daytimes and evenings (East Dulwich)
Friday daytimes (East Dulwich)


English and Polish



Other Face-to-Face Locations:

Oru Space, The Lane Centre, Havelock Therapy Space, East Dulwich, Forest Hill