Cognitive Behavioural & EMDR Therapist (BABCP)
My name is Dobrochna Zajas and I am a qualified Cognitive and Behavioural Therapist, EMDR Therapist and Registered Drug and Alcohol Practitioner based at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney E8 4DE.
My passion is to help people discover their own potential and gain the ability to heal themselves, recognise their own strengths, find the ability to cope from within and regain their strength after difficult and/or traumatic situations.
Everyone has felt “stuck” at some point or other in their lives. Certain situations, whether in the past, present or future, can become overwhelming. As a result, sometimes just trying to “keep up” with day-to-day life can start to take up a lot of energy, which can end up being draining and difficult. Amid all this, not only can we feel lost, alone and confused, but we can also lose our sense of self and happiness.
Although speaking about personal issues and seeking help can seem like a daunting task, it is a very important step on the journey of healing. Every journey requires that first step.
Becoming part of yours is not only a privilege for me but also an opportunity to find the best way to approach your difficulties.
Creating a safe and compassionate space together to explore all of your concerns, where at your own pace and in your own way, you can feel not only listened to but also heard and understood.
I have always felt drawn to help those who are vulnerable or in need. I have worked mainly in the homeless charity sector as well as with the NHS mental health service. I have also worked on a voluntary basis with refugees and those in crisis.
Having gone through my own experience of losing close friends and family due to health issues or addictions I have learned that every struggle can help us grow and develop. These experiences have shaped my compassionate and non-judgmental approach to use each person’s experiences in a self-growth process to overcome their difficulties and find their own strengths and self-sufficiency.
I believe that every human being deserves and wants to feel love, acceptance, compassion, and kindness – not only from others but from within themselves as well.
I work predominantly with addictions (substance and behavioural like gambling or sex addiction) and with people who have experienced traumatic situations in their life. I can also help you overcome other difficulties such as loss and bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and many others.
Whatever difficulty you are facing I will be here to support you to feel more in control and grounded and hopefully, you will be able to reclaim your life and feel empowered.
I am currently seeing clients face to face, online (Zoom, Skype, etc) and by phone.
I offer sessions in English and Polish. The first session costs £55. Subsequent sessions range from £65 – £75, depending on your needs.
***If you are interested in contacting Dobrochna Zajas, or needing information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***