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

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



07928 447130

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07928 447130

About me

Warm welcome to my profile.

My name is Joanna and I am a fully qualified and BACP accredited therapist and Transactional Analysis practitioner.

I run my private therapy practice in West London (Ealing Broadway — W4, W5, W7, W13) and East London (Hackney Central — E9, E8). I support people through counselling and psychotherapy sessions, as well as coaching and training.

I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for looking at whatever you would like to bring – be that anxiety, depression, feeling sad, loss, trauma, relationship problems, family issues, anger, identity issues or any other issue.

My special interests and expertise include issues of identity and purpose, issues of emotional abandonment, and working with the relationships in all their forms; with the self, with the other and with the dynamic the two or more people create when they get together.

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

I work with anyone who wishes to engage in a process of deepening self-discovery, gain greater connection with self and others, and improve and enrich their relationships.

What can you expect the process to look like?

  • Please don’t hesitate to contact me for a free 10-15 minute no obligation chat to briefly discuss the issue you are currently facing. I will explain how I may be able to help you and answer any questions you have. You can contact be by telephone, email or text - all enquiries are strictly confidential.
  • If you are happy to proceed, we would arrange to meet for a first session. At this point, we will talk a little bit about you and your history, what brought you here and what you would like to achieve from the sessions. There is no obligation to commit to further sessions after this first meeting.
  • Once we have agreed to move forward and work together the counselling process will go through different phases based on your needs and goals.
  • The initial session might last from 30 – 50 minutes and subsequent sessions are 50 minutes. Ongoing sessions are usually once a week. The length of our collaboration could be as short as six weeks or longer, depending on your need and preference.

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.


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 and art therapy.

I have two practices; one in Hackney (East London, E8, E9) and one in Ealing Broadway (West London, W5, W7, W13). My fee is £55 - £60 per individual session, and £70 per couple session.

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

Working Times:

Ealing Broadway: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 10pm

Hackney: Tuesday 5pm - 10pm

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Diploma in Counselling - I have a diploma in Transactional Analysis counselling having completed a 4-year training in TA counselling and psychotherapy
  • Couples Counselling; a 4-day course
  • MSc in Life Sciences


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

    Fully insured
    Data Protection Registered

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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.

Photos & videos

  • My therapy room
  • What is psychotherapy and what to expect


Consultation session - £20 (30 - 50 min)

Individual counselling session £55 (daytime) - £60 (evening)

Couple counselling - £70 (50 min)

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)

Further information

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
  • Self-Harm
  • Relationship Issues, Family Issues
  • Separations and Divorce
  • General Sense of Meaninglessness
  • Anger, Bulling
  • ACoA
  • Sexuality (Gender, 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

London, E9
London, W5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Polish


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Core hours are: West London: Mon, Wed, & Thu - 9am - 10pm, East London: Tue - 5pm - 10pm & Sat - 10am - 3pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults