Julita Layton grew up in Poland during a great period of social change and upheaval. She experienced first-hand the fall-out from substance abuse and decided to develop her professional career working with addicts and went on to complete her postgraduate studies as a Certified Addiction Psychotherapy specialist. In Poland, she developed and implemented many preventive and therapeutic projects responding to the needs of addicts. Now, having worked with many groups at risk of social exclusion linked to addiction, she prefers and practises an integrative approach to psychotherapy which is a combination of different elements and models of therapies. To this end, Julita is deeply interested in using psychology, philosophy, and research-based social strategies to positively influence people at risk and recovering addicts by getting them to recognise their needs and potential. Additionally, she provides psycho-educational group workshops, teaching social and life skills centred around managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours to improve the quality of life.
Additionally, she has also worked as a teacher at social work/art schools in Poland and Pedagogy at Social Science University from their London branch, and has taught for almost two decades around substances abuse prevention and the Polish system of social support for people with alcohol/drugs problems.
- Certified Addiction Psychotherapy Specialist. Certificate No SP/0495/2010 National Bureau for Drug Prevention in Warsaw/Poland and The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin/Poland - Certificate of the completion of postgraduate program Drug Addiction Prevention and Therapy.
- Pedagogy/Education Specialist MA at Faculty of History and Pedagogy at University of Opole and BA at Economy and Humanities College/Poland.
- Addiction Psychotherapy Specialist.
- General Pedagogy/Education Specialist.
- Pedagogy/Education Specialist in the field of Substances Prevention Abuse.