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Joanna Chrzastowska; Msc, Dip. in Couns., MBACP (Accred.)

About me

Counselling, Psychotherapy & Couples therapy in East London

I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples in Hackney (E8, E9), Wanstead (E11, E17) & online.

My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is first to create a safe space where one is accepted and valued for who they are, as they are, without judgement.

I value developing a caring and attentive relationship towards oneself which, I believe, translates to our relationships with those around us.

In my practice, I meet with people who bring along their challenges and dilemmas, their emotional pain, specific symptoms or problems they would like some relief from, or loss and grief that they have to cope with. Often people seek therapy as they have reached a turning point and come with a feeling that their life is not quite right; they want to learn how to live more intentionally, with a sense of freedom and harmony within themselves.

I work with wide range of psychological and emotional issues, be that stress, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, feeling sad, self-esteem issues, family issues, anger, trauma, and others.

My special interests and expertise include working with people who are looking to improve and enrich their relationships in all forms; relationship with themselves and relationships with others.

If you don't identify with any of the issues listed here, we can first discuss what you need as well as what your hopes and expectations are for our work together.

I offer a free 15-minute phone assessment so that we can discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and how we might work together.

Given the current situation all sessions are delivered online or over the phone.

PRACTICAL DETAILS

At our first session, we can discuss the issues that are of concern to you and your hopes and expectations for our work. This first meeting might help you get a sense of who I am as a person and how I can support you. I believe that it is important that you find a therapist that you feel at ease with, who you get the sense of being able to trust and build a relationship with over time.

There is no obligation to continue after this first meeting.

I am available for telephone consultations from Monday to Saturday. I aim to respond to all voice messages/texts/emails within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified, registered and accredited counsellor, having completed a five-year Counselling & Psychotherapy Advanced Training (Transactional Analysis). I am accredited by BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and NCS (National Counselling Society). I have a MSc in Life Sciences.

My approach incorporates aspects of humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). My style is relational.

I have integrated some ideas and techniques from mindfulness and embodied approaches to life and therapy.

Memberships:

  • BACP (Registered Accredited Member; 236487)
  • National Counselling Society (Accredited Registrant; NCS16-03443)
  • UKATA
  • EATA

    Fully insured
    Data Protection Registered

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer online sessions.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

From £55 upwards, fees for sessions at the end of day are higher. Sessions last 50 minutes.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Joanna Chrzastowska; Msc, Dip. in Couns., MBACP (Accred.)

Joanna Chrzastowska; Msc, Dip. in Couns., MBACP (Accred.)