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Dr Joanna Omylinska-Thurston Counselling Psychology for Manchester

QUALIFICATIONS:

2010- 2015
DOCTORATE IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY Caledonian University, Glasgow

2008-2010
PGCert in CBT, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk

2003-2009
QUALIFICATION IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY, The British Psychological Society

1998-2002
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING (BACP Accredited) John Moores University, Liverpool

1989-1997
MA IN PSYCHOLOGY Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland


EMPLOYMENT

2018 -
LECTURER Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at University of Manchester

2017-
RESEARCH SUPERVISOR for Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London

2014-
COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, IAPT Manchester

2010-2014
COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST Cancer Service, Liverpool Royal Hospital

2012-
CLINICAL SUPERVISOR, COORDINATING SUPERVISOR AND ASSESSOR for Qualification in Counselling Psychology, BPS

2012-
COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY PRIVATE PRACTICE, Manchester City Centre

2010-2015
CHAIR, North West Branch, Division of Counselling Psychology, BPS

2010- 2013
HONORARY RESEARCH ASSOCIATE University of Liverpool

2002-2010
COUNSELLOR Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust, Psychology Department

2001-2002
ASSISTANT PSYCHOLOGIST Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust, Learning Disability Service

1999-2001
ASSISTANT PSYCHOLOGIST Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust, Learning Disabilities Service


SELECTED TRAINING

2018
Person-Centred Expressive Therapy (PCEAT) certificate course

2017
EXPERT WITNESS training: Excellence in Report Writing, Bond Solon, Manchester

2016-2017
EMDR training, EMDR Masterclass, Manchester

2016-2017
Couple Therapy for Depression training, Leeds NSCAP, Tavistock
Centre for Couple Relationships

2015
Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT), University of Manchester

2012
BPS Supervision Training for Psychologists, London

2006-2008
Psychodrama Certificate, Northern School of Psychodrama, John Casson,
Manchester


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Parsons, A. S., Omylinska-Thurston, J., Karkou, V., Harlow, J., Haslam, S., Hobson, J., Nair, K., Dubrow-Marshall, L., Thurston, S. and Griffin, J. (submitted for publication). Arts for the Blues – a new creative psychological therapy for depression. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling.

Haslam, S., Parsons, A.S., Omylinska-Thurston, J., Nair, K., Harlow, J., Lewis, J., Dubrow- Marshall, L., Thurston, S., Griffin, J., Karkou, V. (2019) Arts for the Blues – a new creative psychological therapy for depression – pilot study. Perspectives in Public Health.

Omylinska-Thurston, J. Walton, P. McMeekin, A. & Proctor, G. (in preparation) ‘Client perceptions of unhelpful aspects of CBT within IAPT serving an inner city/deprived area’ Counselling and Psychotherapy Research

Omylinska-Thurston, J, & Vos, J., Cooper, M. (in preparation) Helpful processes in psychological therapy with cancer patients. Psycho-oncology

Omylinska-Thurston. J. & Cooper, M. (2014) Helpful aspects in psychological therapy for patients with primary cancers. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 14 (2)

Omylinska-Thurston, J. & James, P. (2011) The Therapist's use of self: a closer look at the processes within congruence. Counselling Psychology Review Vol 26 No 3


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

HCPC No. PYL 19072
BACP No. 537790
BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
BABCP No. 081030
BPS No. 42311
BPS Register for Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy
BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors
Associate Fellow of the BPS (AFBsS)


PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE

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