Get to know us - Anna Orlowska
At our practice in Oxford Circus (W1W), all of our therapists are qualified psychologists, psychotherapists or counsellors. They are registered with several professional bodies, including the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychological Society (BPS), as well as, BACP, UKCP and BABCP. They use CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy), psychodynamic, humanistic and integrative approaches, tailored around your needs to help you deal with your challenges and reach your goals.
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I am an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and a certified psychotherapist with over ten years of experience.
Understanding the client’s inner world is the most important starting point of my therapeutic work. This allows me to provide a safe and accepting tailored approach based on different therapeutic models and techniques, including:
– cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)
– schema therapy (SFT)
– solution-focused brief therapy
– role playing
– art techniques
I am devoted to constantly improving and updating my knowledge and skills by participating in training and professional conferences. I am also following the scientific and theoretical development in the fields of psychotherapy and clinical psychology.
I have a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and completed a 4-year postgraduate course in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy at CTPB Poland, in cooperation with Oxford Cognitive Therapy Center, UK. I hold a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Psychology for Children and Adolescents. I am also trained in schema therapy, solution-focused therapy, and art therapy.
Over the past decade, I have worked with clients from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.
My past experience working in international corporations and advertising agencies gives me a broad understanding of the challenges my clients face in various work environments.
I provide long-term and short-term psychotherapy in English and Polish.
I am also an author of scientific papers in emotion perception and a lecturer in post-graduate CBT training for psychotherapists.
I work with clients who are dealing with the following difficulties:
- Depression and mood issues
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) – In-person only
- Health Anxiety
- Specific Phobias – In-person only
- GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
- Personality Disorders
- Eating Difficulties
- Physical Health Problems
- Chronic Pain
- Relationship Difficulties
- Couple Work
- ADHD (Adult)
- Work Stress
- Burnout Syndrome
- Low Confidence/Esteem
- Post-natal depression
- Assertiveness Issues
Insurances I work with: AXA, Aviva, Vitality, Cigna, Simply Health, WPA and others.
Orlowska, A. B., Krumhuber, E. G., Rychlowska, M., & Szarota, P. (2018). Dynamics matter: Recognition of reward, affiliative, and dominance smiles from dynamic versus static displays. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 938. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00938
Namba, S., Rychlowska, M., Orlowska, A., Aviezer, H., & Krumhuber, E. G. (2020). Social context and culture influence judgments of non-Duchenne smiles. Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science, 4(3), 309-321. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41809-020-00066-1
Orlowska, A. B., Rychlowska, M., & Krumhuber, E. G. (2020). The Interplay Between Mimicry and Social Context in Facial Expression Perception. In Handbook on Facial Expression of Emotion-Vol. 3 (pp. 121-153). Leya.
Krumhuber, E. G., Hyniewska, S., & Orlowska, A. (in press). Contextual effects on smile perception and recognition memory. Current Psychology
Orlowska, A. B., Rychlowska, M., & Szarota, P. Krumhuber, E. G. (in press). Facial mimicry and social context affect smile interpretation.