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Margaret Paliszewska
Senior Counselling Psychologist
Remote sessions (Monday & Thursday)


Margaret Paliszewska qualified as a Counselling Psychologist in 2003. She has many years of experience working with individuals, families, and young people (NHS, Charities and Private Practice). She works integratively using the Systemic Approach, ACT, CBT, and Psychodynamic Approach. Margaret works with us providing Autism assessment/diagnosis by completing remote interviews with parents, and offering feedback and post-diagnostic sessions. Margaret also offers therapy for Autistic young people and adults.


Areas of expertise:

Autism, ADHD, selective mutism, attachment, OCD, family relationships and childcare problems, parenting skills, divorce, anxiety, depression, phobias, low self-esteem, self-confidence, domestic violence, stress, learning disabilities, behavioural problems, anger management, & language delay.


·    Health & Care Professions Council – Practitioner Psychologist

·    Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)

·    ACAMH (The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health)

·    AFT (The Association for  Family Therapy and Systemic Practice)

Skills & Experience:

Independent practice experience:

·    Providing assessments and therapy as a Counselling Psychologist for adult, families, and children in London (2010-2019), Norfolk (2019-ongoing),  and online, using Systemic Approach, CBT, Psychodynamic Approach, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

·    Offering specialist assessments for Autism

·    Offering clinical supervision


NHS experience:

  • 2019-2022 Counselling Psychologist, LD CAMHS, Norfolk Community Health, and Care Foundation Trust

  • 2016-2019 Senior Practitioner Psychologist, Child Development Centre (CDC) Autism Diagnosis.


Relevant training:

Family Therapy Course. University of Bedfordshire/IFT/NSFT (2018-2020)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Mindfulness Training LTD London (2018)

Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). University of East Anglia Norwich (2010-2011)

Negotiation and mediation (2002 – 2003)

Foundation in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2001-2002)

Masterclass – Diagnosis for Autistic Girls and Woman. Prof Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett (2023)

BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision. Prof P. Grantham (2019)

Safeguarding Children Level 3.  NCHC NHS (2019)

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) (2018)

Solihull Approach Training. Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (2018)

Attachment and Psychopathology. Patricia Crittenden. Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust(2017)

ADOS-2 Reliability Meeting. Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust  (2017)

ADOS-2 Reliability Meeting. Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust  (2016)

Family Leader Training Course.  Family Lab Poland (2016)

Mentalization in Clinical Practice. S. Ashley-Kot (2015)

ADOS-2 Training Course.  Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust  (2015)

Developing Social Interest and good Learner Repertoires.  Steve Ward BCBA (2015)

Foundation in Transaction Analysis. P. Jusik (2015)

Foundation in Milton Ericson’s Therapy. Dr K. Zaborska (2015)

Psychodynamic Couple Therapy (2013)

Motivational Interviewing - Preparing people for change. M. Polanowski (2013)

Safeguarding Children (2013)

Alkoholism-Co-Dependency. A. Zieleniec (2013)

Crisis Intervention. A Zieleniec (2013)

Addition Therapy – Cocaine addiction treatment. P. Sznicer.  (2013)

Foundation in Counselling Skills. Training Associates, Norwich (2010)

Intensive Interaction-How to work with children with Learning Disabilities and Autism. Dave Hewett PHD (2009)

Autism awareness.  Eagle House School (2007)

How to work with an ADHD child at home and at school (diagnosis of ADHD, ADD, ODD, and specific strategies of work with ADHD child) Teaching Hospital of the Psychiatry of Developmental Age, Warsaw medical University/Poland (2007, 150 hours)

How to use CBT in children’s therapy. CBT Centre, Warsaw/Poland (2007)

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