Joanna Chrzastowska; Msc, Dip. in Couns., MBACP
Hello, and Welcome
My name is Joanna and I offer counselling and psychotherapy in West and East London.
- I work with a wide range of issues, including depression and anxiety
- I offer face-to-face as well as online counselling via Skype (Vsee)
- I work with self-referred individual adults, couples and young people speaking English or Polish
- I offer goal oriented therapy to explore solutions to common and complex issues
I am available for consultations from Monday to Saturday at two locations; in Ealing Broadway (W5) and Hackney (E9).
My main way of working is based on the Transactional Analysis model and I am also able to use a wide range of techniques and theories, tailoring my approach to suit you. In my work I have integrated some ideas and techniques from CBT, Mindfulness, positive psychology and art therapy. As a counsellor I value developing an attentive, caring relationship towards oneself, which translates to our relationship with those around us.
Before we agree to work together, I will invite you to have an initial face-to-face or online session. This first meeting is a chance for us to talk about the issues that are of concern to you and to assess if I can support you. You will then decide whether you would like to proceed with counselling and there is no obligation to continue after this first meeting.
If you would like to know more, please don't hesitate to contact me for a free no obligation chat. We can then discuss questions you may have and arrange an initial session. All enquiries, whether by telephone or email, are strictly confidential.
I aim to respond to all voice messages/texts/emails within 24 hours.
Monday – Friday (Ealing Broadway): 5pm – 10pm
Saturday (Hackey): 10am – 4pm
What can you expect the process to look like?
In the first session I will explain how I work, and discuss the confidentiality boundaries with you. This first meeting is a chance for us to talk about the issues that are of concern to you and to assess if I can support you. You will then decide whether you would like to proceed with counselling and there is no obligation to continue after this first meeting. I may or may not be the right practitioner for you, however I will do my best to point you in the right direction.
Once we have agreed to move forward and work together the counselling process will go through different phases based on your needs and goals.
You are free to end therapy whenever you choose. It is however beneficial if we dedicate some time to the ending – that way we can get an overview of what we have achieved and what endings represent to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling
- MSc in Life Sciences
- BACP (Registered Member)
- National Counselling Society
Data Protection Registered
As well as working in private practice, I have previously worked as a volunteer counsellor for charity organisation for young people based in Bracknell and am now a volunteer counsellor for charity agency in Hackney, London where I provide counselling to individual adults.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In addition to counselling sessions I also periodically run personal development sessions and workshops including personal development groups for ACoA.
I also offer online sessions via VSee, although I prefer to do this after a face to face relationship is established.
£50 for an hour for counselling (£20 for the first session)
£30/£35 for groups
Before we agree to work together, I will invite you to have an initial face-to-face, or online consultation session that will cost £20.
(cash, cheque or electronic transfers accepted)
Areas of counselling you deal with:
- Life Transitions, Stress, Work Related Issues
- Bereavement, Loss, Grief
- Abuse, Trauma, Traumatic Events
- Sense of Isolation, Homesickness
- Anxiety, Anxiety Attacks, Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Low Mood, Feeling Sad, Depression, Suicidal Thoughts
- Low Self-Esteem, Distorted Self-Image
- Relationship Issues, Family Issues
- Separations and Divorce
- General Sense of Meaninglessness
- Anger, Bulling
- Sexuality (Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversities; LGBTQIA, BDSM/kink, non-monogamy)
In addition to counselling sessions I also periodically run personal development /life coaching sessions. Not everybody who comes for therapy has a specific problem. Sometimes people want to improve their self-knowledge, learn how to better communicate and connect with others, and identify their personal goals in life.
I believe we all have an opportunity to live in attunement with what really matters to us, and with a sense of freedom and harmony within ourselves. My passion is to facilitate each individual person to live more consciously. more authentically and more purposefully whilst meeting the daily challenges and limitations of life.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Core hours are: Mon - Wed 5pm-10pm & Fri 5pm-10pm (Ealing Broadway; W5), Saturdays 9am-6pm (Hackney; E9).
Types of client