GOSIA MIERNIK PG Diploma in Counselling
I grew up in Poland and also lived in Italy for two years before settling in England. Experience of moving and living abroad forced me to question, develop and redefine my personal and cultural identity. It gave me a privileged position to view things from more than one perspective and it helped me to understand that redefining yourself is an ongoing process and a part of life itself.
My personal life experience led me to the person who I am today and what I do in my life.
I am person-centred counsellor incorporating expressive arts into my practice. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds and I have had supported people with a broad range of issues.
I gained a PG Diploma in Counselling Skills ( Person-Centred) from The Norwich Centre, following completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the BA degree in Fine Art from NUA.
The completed counselling training is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Studying art made me realise how powerful art is as a tool in the process when there are difficulties accessing someone's emotions or talking about feelings that may be frightening and too painful. The creative process helps gain greater personal insight, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, develop interpersonal skills, manage behaviour, reduce stress as well as develop resilience and strengthening a sense of self.
I worked also with groups at Sue Lambert Trust - support for survivors of sexual abuse and New Routes Integration | Supporting & Empowering Refugees, Asylum ...