- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Transactional Analysis (TA)
- Video and telephone consultations
Unfortunately I do not have any space to offer to a new client at the moment.
Hello and welcome,
My name is Joanna. I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, working with clients in my private practice in London & Online.
I am qualified at Master’s Degree level and hold both UKCP Registration and BACP Accreditation.
I have experience working with a wide range of psychological and emotional issues which I have acquired in various clinical settings (NHS, charity settings, private clients, BUPA clients, EAP) - areas I work with include: stress, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, feeling sad, self-esteem issues, work related stress, shame, family issues, anger, trauma, issues of power & oppression and others.
As a highly trained psychotherapist, I have particular expertise dealing with issues of identity, sense of self, adverse childhood experiences, and complex PTSD.
In my therapeutic practice I have integrated ideas and techniques from TA, relational neuroscience, CBT, mindfulness and embodied approaches to life and therapy.
I structure my work by ideas from Transactional Analysis (TA). TA offers a framework within which we can explore how we have been shaped by our experiences. As we come into this world, we gradually learn how to be and act in ways that allow us to best meet our needs and stay safe. Often we continue to replay the old strategies in grown up life. However, the strategies, that were once useful, can become self-defeating, painful, or problematic.
Insight in yourself makes choice possible. By becoming aware of your patterns of being in this world, and past adaptations or defences, you can decide to change them and release that which no longer serves you.
Areas of interest
Areas I work with inlude:
-Stress, burnout and feeling like you can’t cope
-Depression, and low mood
-Anxiety, and panic attacks
-Relationship challenges and relationship breakdown
-Childhood adverse events (CAE) such as abuse and neglect
-Developmental and chronic trauma
-Issues of power, oppression and privilege
-Cultural identity and issues of belonging
-Issues of sense of self
-Difficulty relating to others
-Issues of self-esteem
-Grief and loss in its many forms
-Emotional impact of physical health conditions
-Repeating patterns of behaving, feeling and thinking
-Sense of lack of purpose or lack of direction
-Sense of emptiness and meaninglessness
Psychotherapy, transactional analysis, relationships, communication, counselling, life coaching, EAP.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Polish - Native or bilingual
- MSc – Life Sciences Adam Mickiewicz University 2004
- Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy) – Awarded by International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA) in the field of Counselling & Psychotherapy + two-year Master Degree level clinical training in the field of TA psychotherapy, UK International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA) 2017
- Level 6 Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling, UK The Link Centre 2017
Affiliations / memberships
I maintain my membership with the professional bodies below as they define and safeguard standards of competence, professional guidelines and ethical practice:
UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
BACP accredited (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
ITAA (International Transactional Analysis Association)
EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis)
UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis)
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Psychotherapy session - (>50)
Counselling session - (>50)