Monika Smolar

Monika Smolar

Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Diploma in Adolescent Counselling, EMDR Foundation

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I have lived in several different countries and speak a number of languages. I have over twenty five years of experience working as a psychotherapist and counsellor in a wide variety of settings with a large variety of clients; a university (the LSE), primary and secondary schools, eating disorder charity, with domestic abuse and sexual violence. I am currently working for a charity counselling women who have experienced domestic abuse. I’ve had a private psychotherapy practice for many years seeing individuals and couples; younger and older adults and adolescents. I also offer EMDR sessions and parental consultations. My website:

AbuseADHDAdjustment DisorderAdoption IssuesAging ConcernsAlcohol Abuse and Alcohol DependenceAlzheimersAnger Management TherapyAnxietyAspergersAttachment TheoryAutismBipolarBody Image IssuesBurnoutCancerCareer CounselingChild or Adolescent IssuesChronic Pain or IllnessCoachingCodependencyContemplativeCouples CounselingCultural and Systemic OppressionCultural CongruenceDepressionDivorceDomestic AbuseDrug Dependence / Abuse / AddictionEating DisorderFamily CaregivingFamily ConflictFamily SystemsFeministGambling AddictionGender IdentityHistorical TraumaImmigration/AcculturationInfertilityInsomniaIntellectual DisabilityInternet AddictionInterpersonalInterventionKleptomaniaLearning DisorderLGBTQ IssuesLoss or GriefMedication ManagementMen’s IssuesMindfulness-basedNonviolent CommunicationNutritionObesityOCDPanicParentingPersonal GrowthPersonality DisordersPolitical ClimatePolyamorous and Open RelationshipsPostpartumPregnancy (Prenatal Mental Health)Premarital CounselingPsychodynamicPTSDRacial IdentityRelationalRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-EsteemSelf-HarmingSensorimotorSexual AbuseSexual AddictionSexual ProblemsSocial PhobiaSpiritualitySuicidal IdeationTourette SyndromeTranspersonalTraumaVeterans/Military ServiceWomen’s Issues

I’m UKCP reg as an Integrative Psychotherapist. My clients are at the centre of the therapy we do together. I work in a person centred way which means I adapt the way I work dependant upon what issues you bring and are struggling with. I also use EMDR to help clients with many issues. The therapy session is your space to talk, explore and reflect upon what is going on and what has brought you here. I can also give you strategies, tools and techniques if you would like me to.

I taught English for a while and then spent nearly thirty years working as a counsellor and psychotherapist with both individuals, couples and groups. I have experience running stress management groups, self-esteem groups and bereavement groups for students. I have also trained students in counselling skills to support their peers. I am a qualified EMDR practitioner and often use this technique in therapy.

Type of Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy (CT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Existential Therapy
  • Experiential
  • Holistic
  • Humanistic
  • Integral Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychosexual Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
  • Transpersonal Psychology
Client Type
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)SkypeTelephone