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Edinburgh, EH6 8NU


074 0463 3415

Polish Family Support Centre

Sort code: 80-11-00

Account number:  00398105

Polish Family Support Centre

Sort code: 80-11-00

Account number: 00398105

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Diana Nowak – Chartered Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist

Diana undergoes regular Clinical supervision. Diana provides individual and family psychological consultations, counselling, confidential helpline, advising via skype and online counselling as well as the intervention point for couples and spouses. She received numerous awards and distinctions for her educational merits and the activity in the implementation of preventive and educational programs for children and  families. Diana is registered with Health and Care Professions Council.

She participates in scientific seminars, debates and conferences at home and abroad.

She actively participates in the development of the local community and acts as a promoter of healthy lifestyle and a defender of the human rights and dignity in the family and in society.

Apprenticeship: Psychiatric Hospital in Tworki, Wolski Hospital in Warsaw, Special Schools, Youth Community Clubs, Psychological Counselling Centre. Diana is the founder and President of the Polish Psychological and Pedagogical Society in the UK.

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Lucyna Mazur-Markatzi - Welfare Advisor

Lucyna came to Scotland in 2016. She started working for the ground handling operator in Edinburgh as an agent dedicated to its airline business customers. Prior to that in Poland she had been enjoying fulfilling career in sales department in the international company producing lead-acid batteries. She graduated from the Psychology of Management. She loves expand her knowledge. Moving to Scotland was a great opportunity to deepen her language abilities and competencies. She loves travelling, meeting new people and Greek cuisine.


Ewa Nowak – Support Worker

Ewa graduated with a master’s degree at Świętokrzyski University in Kielce, Poland. In 2005 she moved to Scotland with her family. Ewa was involved in conducting the charity organisations throughout her life. With her qualifications, knowledge and experience gained in Poland, she contributed to the establishment of the Polish Family Support Centre in Edinburgh. Ewa received numerous awards, acknowledgments and recommendations. She has participated in scientific seminars and conferences both at home and abroad. She is the author of numerous publications, essays and articles.

Certificates of professional training:

Certificate of the completion of the workshops on ‘Tourism and Management’, Certificate of the completion of the workshops on ‘Family Support’, awarded ‘EQUAL Community Initiative’ (in the region of Świętokrzyskie)

Titles: ‘Leader of the NGO’, ‘AIDS and HIV Educator’, ‘ Promoter of Employment and Human Resources Development’

Training and workshops: Ewa founded and led Centres and Clubs of Social Integration (CIS and KIS) and encouraged the promotion of local community and employment.

Awards: ‘Friend of the Child’ (Medal), Medal of Dr. Henry Jordan, National Education Committee Medal, Polish Red Cross’s Badge of Honour, Silver Medal of ZG TPD for activity for children and their families, Silver Medal for merits in fostering the culture among children. Award of ‘Personality of the month of July’ from the readers of  ‘Weekly Skarżysko’ for her activity for children and their families. Winner of the local award ‘County Oak’ for her social activities for the local community


Anna Lisinska - Project Worker

Anna graduated from the Higher School of Banking with Master's degree in Accountancy and Finances. In 2011 Anna received Ministry of Finance Certificate  for offering accounting services. Anna has over 16 years of experience  in working as Accountant. Anna likes to gain new experiences and meet new people and works in the Centre to support and help those most in need.


Richard Karus – IT Specialist, CCNP, MCSA, MCSE, MIETF, MIEEE, MBCS

Richard studies Engineering in Computer Systems and Networks at Edinburgh Napier University. In PFSC he manages the infrastructure and internet services. Richard also founded his own company where he creates aplications for firms and offers specialist counselling on the server functioning and web infrastructure. He is a member of Internet Engineering Task Force i Scotland Hacks. In his free time, Richard helps educating young people on the importance of online communication and safety. He cooperates with Police Scotland with the aim of broadening his knowledge on criminal sciences.

Apprenticeship: Scotland Hacks/SICSA, Computacenter/N.H.S., Orange Business Services, Bank of New York, Santander UK plc, N.G. Bailey, ECM, DirectLine, and Oracle: Senior Lead Engineering, Migration, Deployment, Infrastructure Engineering, Ethical Hacking, Database Administration, and Cisco Engineering & Cisco IP Telephony for various companies.

Awards: UK Regional Microsoft Network Administration Champion; Cyber Security Challenge UK Cipher Team (Silver); 3x Worldskills UK Competition Finalist/Medallist; Cisco UK NetRiders Top 10; Scottish Cisco Network Administrator Medallist.


Jakub Zegadło – Recruitment and Support

Jakub graduated in Marketing Management with Languages at Edinburgh Napier University. He is responsible for providing our team with the most qualified specialists from different fields. Jakub actively participates in the life of the organisation and promotes the organisation, locally and abroad.  He participates in seminars and workshops on the development of charity organisations and its employment procedures. He is a creative and trustworthy person.



Our team is supported by dedicated volunteers who passionately fulfill their tasks and contribute to the functioning of the PFSC.



POLISH FAMILY SUPPORT CENTRE team represents people experienced in their field of practice.