Aldona Olchanowska

Aldona Olchanowska


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Polish

Contact information

Phone number
07947363640

Contact Aldona

Therapist - Hampton Wick

Hampton Wick KT1
07947363640
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

Monday-Saturday day and evening appointments are available. Sessions last 60 minutes (usually held at the same time once a week). Charge £60 (cancellation of sessions should be given with at least 24 hours’ notice). Fees can be paid by cash or bank transfer.

Office is not accessible for wheelchair and has stairs. 

I work face to face as well as remotely now to comply with Government health guidelines. Therapy sessions can be done on-line via Skype, WhatsApp, or Zoom, or outdoors while walking in Bushy Park.

To arrange appointment, please call me on : 07947 363640

or write to: aldona.olchanowska@gmail.com

My office is in Hampton Wick. 

Directions: Off the Upper Teddington Road, five minutes walk from Hampton Wick Station (South Western Railways). Served by 281 and 285 buses along Upper Teddington Road. Restricted parking, (Residents Parking Zone X), short-term parking permits will be provided if needed.

About me and my therapy practice

My name is Aldona Olchanowska. I am a professional counsellor and therapist with over 25 years experience of providing short and longer term therapy to individuals, couples and families. I have worked as a counsellor in the USA and Poland in various treatment and educational settings. I worked with people with a wide range of life issues, including: HIV/AIDS, adoption, selective mutism, substance abuse, codependency, eating disorders and other issues.

I now work with individuals who struggle with a variety of issues:

• Depression

• Isolation and loneliness

• Loss, bereavement, mourning and grief

• Relationship problems

• Attachment, separation and abandonment

• Family conflicts

• Life transition and aging

• Child related issues

• Adoptive parents and adoptee issues

• Eating disorders and food issues

• Health related issues and illness

• Neurodegenerative disease in the family

I am fully insured and am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to process personal information. Cross-cultural issue

Practice description

I use an integrative approach, using different modalities including Person Centered and Humanistic, in order to provide holistic help.

I work with adults and families. I am bilingual, working in both English and Polish.

In the current pandemic and the uneasy economic situation, isolation or stresses are being experienced by people much more widely and intensively. Historic emotional issues are often intensified and new problems arise. Often difficulties experienced for a prolonged time can also lead to somatic problems. Sadly, there is still an unjustified stigma attached to those requesting psychotherapy. I believe, however, that investing in mental health is as important as in physical.

I have found that people believe psychotherapy is something not needed by older people as it is thought too late to change and the problems faced in “old age” are best solved with medication. I do not agree and am particularly interested in working with older adults. 

What I can help with

Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Eclectic, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited