Joanna Chrzastowska; Msc, Dip. in Couns., MBACP (Reg)
Warm welcome to my profile.
My name is Joanna and I am a fully qualified counsellor, offering counselling and psychotherapy sessions in Ealing & West London, and Hackney & East London.
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.
As a counsellor I value developing an attentive and caring relationship towards oneself, which translates to our relationship 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 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.
- 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.
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.
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 £65 - £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.
Ealing Broadway: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 10pm
Hackney: Tuesday 5pm - 10pm & Saturday 10am - 3pm
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 Member; 236487)
- National Counselling Society (Accredited Registrant; NCS16-03443)
Data Protection Registered
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Couples counselling
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
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Consultation session - £20 (30 - 50 min)
Individual counselling session in Ealing £50 (50 min) and in Hackney - £55 (50 min)
Couple counselling - £65 (50 min)
Groups - £30/£35 (2/2.5 hr)
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, 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: West London: Mon, Wed, & Thu - 9am - 10pm, East London: Tue - 5pm - 10pm & Sat - 10am - 3pm
Types of client