Hello. I am Magda. A warm welcome to Reset & Grow Psychology.
In my work I combine clinical psychology education, skills and principles of holistic psychology to assist individuals, couples, and families to lead more meaningful and happy lives.
It is my passion and vision to help others become empowered, resilient and confident as they navigate through challenging times of their lives.
In my work in the field I provided short-term and long-term therapy to children, adolescences, adults and older adults in individual, couples therapy and group therapy/workshops.
On a personal note, I was born in rural Poland, and moved to Scotland as a young adult before arriving in Australia in 2011. I became interested in psychology as an adolescent and was drawn to aspects of psychology that aid personal well-being by using a blend of scientific findings, emotional health and practical life and coping skills.
Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), Cairnmillar Institute, Australia
Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology, Cairnmillar Institute, Australia
Master of Arts (Honours), University of Glasgow, Scotland
My areas of focus and expertise
At Reset & Grow, I work with clients with a variety of difficulties,from personal, relationship, parenting, familial, academic to work-related context. Whether you are well seasoned in therapy or are a first time client I will assist you in improving your well-being. I have dedicated many years to work with high prevalence difficulties (e.i. anxiety,phobias,depression) and complex presentations of chronic health conditions, trauma and eating disorders.
With greater self-awareness, skills in internal introspection and an updated practical coping skills, clients are able to make informed decisions that come from a place of responding rather than internal impulse. thus create and sustain positive outcomes and build lives with greater meaning, sense of confidence and peace.
I have particular areas of interest and expertise in therapy with:
culturally/linguistically diverse clients
clients who identify as LGBTQI
clients who identify as religious or spiritual
mental health professionals and educators
men’s well-being (various ages)
I have extensive experience in supporting in supporting children, adolescents, adults of variety of backgrounds and needs in various educational, clinical and medical settings. Whether it is a specific issue addressed in short-term intervention, or a more complex presentation requiring long-term therapy, I believe that clients achieve best outcomes when treatment is specifically and uniquely tailored to address their goals and needs. To achieve this, I work with collaboratively with my clients to respond to unique needs and empower them to make lasting and meaningful changes in their lives.
I specialise in and integrate following:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioural Skills Training
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Mindfulness Based Therapy (MBCT)
One of the single most important aspect of achieving goals in therapy is the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist. Also a considerable investment of time, resources and willingness to apply tools and insights learned in the situations outside of the sessions is required for best results.
I look forward to hearing from you and assisting you in becoming more empowered and achieving your goals.