Darek Lukawski


Darek is a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist with 14 years of experience in the mental health field. He is a member of the Psychotherapy Division of the British Psychological Society and is an International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST)  Accredited Schema Therapist. Darek's interest in counselling and psychotherapy started when completing his Masters Degree in Theology  at Cardiff University in 1999. He went to complete his Masters Degree in Psychology from University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw in 2010.  His research focused on 'Basic Hope and Perseverance in Psychotherapy'.

Darek is a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist with 14 years of experience in the mental health field. He is a member of the Psychotherapy Division of the British Psychological Society and is an International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST)  Accredited Schema Therapist. Darek’s interest in counselling and psychotherapy started when completing his Masters Degree in Theology  at Cardiff University in 1999. He went to complete his Masters Degree in Psychology from University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw in 2010.  His research focused on ‘Basic Hope and Perseverance in Psychotherapy’.

Throughout his clinical career, Darek has worked in diverse settings and with a wide range of patients. He was priviliged to work at the presigious Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw. There, he worked  with a multidisciplinary team specialising in addiction, co-addiction, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, and personality disorders. He also developed his individual and group psychotherapy skills, and honed his interpersonal approach to psychotherapy while integrating it with CBT, Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma therapy.

In addition to his work within the hospital, Darek began working privately in 2007. He is first and foremost an integrative therapist, and schema therapy allows him the opportunity to work in this way. He is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mentalisation Based Treatment (MBT), and Mindfulness, and will integrate these into his practice when these best suit the needs of his clients. Most importantly, he sees psychotherapy as a privilege to join his clients on a journey to clearly identify their needs and grow to become people they really want to be.

On a personal note, Darek is an easygoing, tolerant, and very much family-oriented person. He has been married for 24 years and is the father of two teenage daughters. On the creative side, he plays the Saxophone and practices Tai Chi.

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