Dr Emilia Szmigielska

Counselling Psychologist

CPsychol, DPsych, RQTU, MSc, GCert, BSc (Hons), EMDR Therapist


I hold a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from City, University of London. I have a strong academic background and passion for psychology, research and teaching. I have experience working in specialist NHS psychotherapy services, counselling charities as well as private practice. I work with adults and adolescents / young adults. My doctoral research was on positive body image interventions. In addition, I have specialist experience working with autism and learning disabilities.

I can help with various difficulties such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, low self-esteem, panic attacks, OCD, trauma, bereavement, PTSD, problem behaviours, anger management, social anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, disordered eating, body image, body appreciation, parenthood, abortion, career change, lack of motivation and many others.


I am offering sessions for adults and adolescents online or in Guildford (Surrey) therapy rooms.


As an integrative therapist I use various therapeutic techniques such as:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Person-Centred Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Coaching

In our first session we would discuss your history and current difficulties, then decide on the best way to work together. I show great care and warmth towards my clients and together we can work to relieve distress and uncomfortable feelings, understand the past and how this might be affecting you, understanding the brain and emotions, finally learn new ways of coping and managing difficult situations. This way you can grow and achieve your full potential.

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Accepting self-funding and insurance clients