Mrs Halina Pytlasinska

Mrs Halina Pytlasinska

Counselling, Psychotherapy 30039996


  • Fee assured
Fee assured


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I have been a counsellor and psychotherapist for thirty years, working in private practice, for charities, EAPs and universities. I work as a general psychotherapist and as a relationship therapist with individuals and couples.

Psychotherapy can help you to feel seen and validated when you are at your lowest ebb. When problems seem overwhelming, you can feel isolated and stuck. Counselling can help you to find a way forward. Through someone listening compassionately to your unique experience, counselling can help you to uncover resources that you didn’t know you had.

I have worked with people who experience depression, low mood and anxiety or bereavement and have helped people to rekindle a relationship or part amicably. I have supported people who manage health issues, addictions, work stress, esteem issues, loneliness and difficulty coping.

Relationship Counselling
All relationships have their ups and downs but sometimes you become stuck in a cycle of arguing or being distant from each other. The initial love and passion you shared seems lost.
When you both feel abandoned in your own corner, relationship counselling can help you to rekindle a deeper connection so that you can live life to the full.

Common relationship difficulties occur around financial stress, health problems, transition points such as having a first child or retiring. Having an affair can leave a partner feeling betrayed and not knowing how to forgive. Once you have felt deeply hurt by a partner communication can seem impossible.

Relationship counselling can help you to gain a new perspective and learn skills to move your relationship to a better place. Once you have the relationship you deserve then all aspects of life seem to flow more easily.
I have an interest in working with issues around social injustice, difference and diversity and mental health challenges linked to ecological crisis and climate breakdown.

Practice description
I offer a heart-centred therapeutic approach that is ethical and robust. My view is pluralistic, which means that I respect that we are all unique, different therapeutic styles suit different people. Although I have a working model, I may use varied aspects of my training and skills to respond to individual need.

I also work as a supervisor, supporting other experienced therapists as well as those in training. I am a humanistic-integrative practitioner. At the heart of my model is a person-centred approach that upholds client needs first. This is integrated with transpersonal, transactional analysis and systemic principles.

My first session
Usually, we begin with a brief phone call where you can tell me what you would like help with and ask me questions about my practice. If you decide to try counselling or psychotherapy then we make an initial appointment.

At this first session, you can go into more depth about the challenges that you face and what you would like the outcome of therapy to be. We discuss practicalities such as number of sessions and times and days that are convenient for you to have appointments. By the end of this first session you will have an idea of how we work together and then you can decide if you would like a series of sessions to help you to move forward.

Some people like to have the same time each week whereas others may need more flexibility, depending on your lifestyle. Appointments last for one hour.

Areas of interest

What I can help with
Abuse; ADD / ADHD; Addictions; AIDS/HIV; Anxiety; Autism spectrum / Asperger’s syndrome; Bereavement; Cancer; Child related issues; Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME; Cultural issues; Depression; Disability; Eating disorders; Health related issues; Identity issues; Loss; Personal development; Redundancy; Relationships; Self-esteem; Sex-related issues; Sexual identity; Sexuality; Spirituality; Stress; Women's issues; Work related issues

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability

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Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (>50)

  • AA034

    Psychotherapy session - (5-50)

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