I am an experienced Chartered Psychologist, HCPC registered Clinical, Counselling and Forensic Psychologist, and BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have many years’ experience assessing and treating different client groups with psychological difficulties, in the NHS and Non-profit organisations, both in the UK and overseas. I provide an evidence-based psychological treatment hence I use the most effective psychological interventions based upon the best scientific evidence available.
Dementia Care Mapping™ (University of Bradford) is an established approach to achieving and embedding person-centred care for people with dementia, recognised by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. DCM is an observational tool that is only used in ‘public’ areas of care environments. It usually involves one or two trained mappers sitting in areas such as a lounge or dining area and observing what happens to people with dementia over the course of a typical day. At the end of a period of observation the results are analysed and fed-back to the care team so that care can be developed.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Intervention (CBT), at the University of Surrey, is a well-established high quality training course, BABCP accredited and part of the Department of Health ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ programme (IAPT), which aims to improve access to evidence-based talking therapies in the NHS and any other qualified healthcare providers (AQP) through an expansion of the psychological therapy workforce and services. I learnt how to conduct CBT assessments, formulation and provide a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) service to clients with a range of complex problems for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective.
I offer my psychological services to anyone who struggles through their life and are not sure of what is the solution. For many years I have been working with various cases of depression and anxiety disorders, self-esteem programs and family/relationship issues.
When working with clients I tend to be quite practical in my approach, often taking the work I do outside of the therapy room where we can make changes using the behavioural experiments.
- Smythe, A., Jenkins, C., J., Galant-Miecznikowska, M., Dyer, J., Downs, M., Bentham, P., & Oyebode (2020). A qualitative study exploring nursing home nurses’ experiences of training in person centred dementia care on burnout. Nurse Education Today.
- Galant-Miecznikowska, M. (2018). How A Clinical Psychologist Improves the Lives of Those Unable to Speak for Themselves. Dementia Distress Relief Blog.
- Smythe, A., Jenkins, C., J., Galant-Miecznikowska, M., Bentham, P., & Oyebode (2017). A qualitative study investigating training requirements of nurses working with people with dementia in nursing homes. Nurse Education Today.
- Bhui, K., Dinos, S., Galant-Miecznikowska, M., De Jongh, B., Stansfeld, S. (2016). ‘Perceptions of work stress causes and effective interventions in employees working in public, private and non-governmental organisations: a qualitative study’. BJPsych Bulletin.
- Smythe, A., Jenkins, C., Bentham, P., & Oyebode, J., Dyer, J., Galant-Miecznikowska, M., Jones, S. (2016). Burdett Report. Burdett Trust for Nursing.
- Jenkins, C., Smythe, A., Galant-Miecznikowska, M., Bentham, P., & Oyebode, J. (2016). Overcoming challenges of conducting research in nursing homes. Nursing older people, 28(5), 16-23.
- Galant-Miecznikowska, M., Jenkins, C., Smythe, A. (2015). Research in progress: Dementia care training, The Journal of Dementia Care, 23 (2), 34.
- Jenkins, C., Smythe, A., Galant-Miecznikowska, M. (2014). How can training interventions for nurses promote person-centred dementia care in nursing homes? Mental Health Nursing, 34 (5), 16-19.