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Karolina Darling

Karolina Darling

Karolina Darling

Senior Specialist Therapist

Karolina Darling

Karolina Darling

Senior Specialist Therapist

Karolina is a Senior Specialist Therapist in the Extended Care Unit. Karolina graduated from Wroclaw University, Poland, with an MSc in Psychology in 2004. Her degree specialised in clinical psychology with a partcular interest in psychotherapy, addiction and trauma. Following her studies, Karolina worked as a junior psychologist in a Diagnostic Counselling Centre for Children and Adolescents. She provided children and families with psychological assessment and goal-orientated counselling. She also undertook a four-month placement in a therapeutic community-based treatment centre for drug and alcohol addiction in Italy.

She joined Castle Craig Hospital in 2005, achieving the Diploma in Addiction Counselling while working here. Karolina is accredited by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals and holds the FDAP National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate. She also holds the IC&RC qualification in the addiction field.

Karolina has completed a Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at the University of Dundee. She is a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and an accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.

Apart from specialising in addictions, Karolina works with a range of issues, which include anxiety disorders, depression & low mood, low self-esteem, stress, anger, bereavement, co-dependency and eating disorders.

In her practice, Karolina draws on a range of evidence based psychological approaches including cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness based interventions.

She works within individual, family and group therapy settings, and regularly provides structured DBT and CBT based group therapies.

Karolina believes that a collaborative approach and a strong therapeutic relationship are the foundation of successful therapy.