Joanna Bieszczad MSc, PgDip, BSc (Hons), BABCP (Accred)
I am an experienced senior counsellor, CBT therapist and EMDR therapist and have been working in mental health for over 10 years with various client groups. I have previously worked in the therapeutic community, for charity counselling services, for a GP surgery, for a University Counselling Service and as a Senior CBT therapist and EMDR therapist in the NHS. I am accredited by the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
I offer one-to-one face to face, telephone or Skype sessions in a safe and non-judgemental environment where you can explore your difficulties and concerns. I engage with my clients on an equal level, and work together with them towards personal growth, life-changes or acceptance of what cannot be changed.
I endeavor to keep my skills and knowledge updated through attending various training courses, seminars and workshops. I am also keen to read relevant articles and books to increase my knowledge and keep up to date with advances in mental health care and psychological interventions.
I am also a founder of a workshop for women - Embracing Venus. The main aim of the workshop is to help women who want to find a suitable partner and enjoy a loving relationship to change their old patterns and acquire the necessary skills to help them to do so. Please see the website http://joannaveronica.co.uk for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
2016 - EMDR training
2014 - CBT for Chronic Pain and Chronic Fatigue workshop
2013 - PgDip in CBT for Depression and Anxiety Disorders
2013 - CBT Informed Complex Trauma Training
2011 - MSc in Existential Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy
2010 - Working with clients in a short-term model workshop
2009 – Mental Disorder and Substance Misuse Treatment Programme Certificate
2007 – Introduction to CBT certificate
2007 - BSc (Hons) Psychology
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
please call to inquire