0131 281 0429
19 Smith's Place
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
Diana Nowak-Zegadlo – Chartered Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist specialized Clinical Psychology and Clinical Sexology
Diana is the Patron of Culture and Winner of the Outstanding Pole in Scotland - awarded for the implementation of the goals and statutory tasks of the organisation and for outstanding support for Polish people living in the UK. Business ambassador and winner of the Business Star 2021 Award. Co-author of the book "Inspirations of Polish Women and Poles in the World". In 2022 the winner of the award - "The Polish Personality of the Year by Edyta Felsztyńska". Member of the International Polish Diaspora Association. In 2023 she was honoured with the Badge for Merits for the Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad awarded by the Prime Minister - Mr Mateusz Morawiecki. Member of the International Polish Diaspora Association.
Diana is the co-founder of the Polish Family Support Centre in Edinburgh, which has been operating since 2009, runs individual consultations, advice via Skype/WhatsApp, online counselling and an intervention and consultation centre for individuals, couples and families. Founder of the Mental Health Clinic in Edinburgh. Diana has received many awards for the implementation of care and educational goals and the implementation of preventive and educational programs among children and their families. Actively participates in scientific seminars, debates and conferences in Poland and abroad. Diana is a creator of the local community, a promoter of a healthy lifestyle, an initiator of the defence of human rights and dignified life in the family and in society.
Diana cooperates with NHS Scotland, Police Scotland, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh and many other institutions and organisations in the UK and Poland. Diana works under constant clinical supervision to provide patients with the professional help and support they need.
Professional practice: Psychiatric Hospital in Tworki, Wolski Hospital in Warsaw, Special Schools, Community Centres, Psychological Clinic. Member of:
Joanna Bienkowska – Psychotherapist
Joanna is a cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist (CBT) and educator by education, specializing in social rehabilitation. He strongly believes in the mind-body connection. This belief shapes her approach to therapy, recognizing the importance of mental and physical balance for holistic well-being.
She gained professional experience working with people with various problems, both mental, emotional and everyday problems. She has 19 years of experience working in the UK, including work in Scottish education with children and young people. In Poland, she gained her professional experience at the Court Board, where supporting people of an educational, diagnostic and control nature played an important role. As a board member of the Polish Diabetes Association, she supported people struggling with diabetes in everyday life.
One of her greatest passions is helping people overcome obstacles and achieve well-being and satisfaction with life. She likes to spend his free time with his family and traveling to interesting places. Despite her daily duties, she always tries to find time for small pleasures and a moment of relaxation.
Lucyna Mazur-Markatzi – Welfare Advisor / Team Manager
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.
Magdalena Trzynska – Admin Worker
Magda has lived in Edinburgh since 2004 and has been working in the Polish Centre since 2019 as an Admin Worker. She is fluent in English. Responsible for warm welcome and registration of patients and clients of the organization. She takes an active part in the activities of the organization. Involved in promoting healthy eating and an active lifestyle through cooperation with organizations in Edinburgh. Responsible for cooperation with institutions providing donations and free food for families and people in need. Interested in history of Scotland, Polish-Scottish integration and all social events.
Ewa Nowak – Family Worker specialised in Social Rehabilitation and Social Prevention
Ewa completed her master's studies at the University of Świętokrzyski in Kielce. In 2005, she moved with her family to Scotland. Ewa was the President of a charity organisation in Poland and worked for many years with children from dysfunctional families.
Ewa is a co-founder of the Polish Family Support Centre in Edinburgh, the Family Counselling Centre and the Director of the Polish Saturday School of John Paul II under the patronage of the Polish Family Support Centre. Ewa has numerous awards and recommendations. Ewa completed many courses in family therapy, leads workshops, support groups and provides individual assistance in the field of family counselling for children and parents. Ewa participates in scientific seminars and conferences in Poland and abroad. Author of many publications and articles.
Anna Lisinska – Finance Assistant
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.
Our team is supported by dedicated volunteers who passionately fulfill their tasks and contribute to the functioning of the PFSC.
WHO IS WHO
POLISH FAMILY SUPPORT CENTRE team represents people experienced in their field of practice.