Accredited Counsellor & Art Psychotherapist
MA Art Therapy, MBus, BA (Hons), Dip. In Counselling & Psychotherapy MIACAT, MIACP)
Gosia Lawnicki: 087-3101157
Multi-disciplinary Counselling and Art Therapy for children to creatively explore difficulties and promote change.
Gosia Lawnicki is a registered accredited member of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists (IACAT) and the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). She holds a Masters Degree in art therapy from CIT Crawford College of Art & Design in Cork, Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from PCI College and has been working in private practice since 2011.
Gosia is a compassionate practitioner who brings a multi-disciplinary approach to therapy and development based on her background as an artist, mindfulness practitioner and counsellor. In her work she utilises a variety of creative modalities such as visual arts, play, creative writing, guided visualisation, relaxation and mindfulness techniques. As a counsellor she has an integrative approach, based on humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural (CBT) therapies.
She has a special interest in work with children and adolescents covering a range of presenting concerns, including low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment difficulties, sexuality, ADD, ADHD, ASD and other developmental issues. She also works with adults and groups.
Gosia began her career in marketing communication in Poland and later moved into the area of business coaching. After coming to Ireland she established her career as an artist, and delivered creativity based workshops for various organisations and institutions. Since then she has been engaged in extensive research on exploring the link between creativity and mental health.
For many years she worked for Solas Cancer Support Centre, providing therapy to children and adults.
Gosia is also a co-founder of Mobile Art Therapy Studio (MATS), a non- profit initiative that promotes and provides art therapy to vulnerable groups in countries impacted by war and conflict. Under the MATS’ umbrella she volunteered in India and Nepal. During this time Gosia studied mindfulness and meditation techniques extensively.
Gosia is currently training to become a QiGong instructor, in order to incorporate mindful movement into her practice.
Gosia works in private practice in East Cork. She also sub-contracts with the TUSLA Child and Family Agency, HSE, Barnardos and local schools.
Gosia is bilingual and provides therapy in English and Polish.