Dr Johanna Pronk
Many of us experience negative emotions and distress at some point in our life. Sometimes it may be difficult to recover, to move forward or to live to our full potential. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression or feel stuck with emotional difficulties you might benefit from psychological help. Speaking to a psychologist can help you to understand your emotions and start to recognise patterns and discover new ways of dealing with difficulties.
I am an experienced chartered clinical psychologist based in Glasgow offering Psychological therapy to adults. I offer a safe place to think and clarify your difficulties and exploring alternative and positive ways to address these. I am committed to helping people find a creative, flexible and positive way of moving forward.
I work using a range of evidence based psychological therapies. Therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
Treatment is on a highly individualised and collaborative basis and individual therapy is adapted to the client’s personal needs with a jointly agreed focus.
Assessment and psychological therapy can be arranged for a wide range of psychological difficulties, these include but are not limited to:
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Trauma
- Depression, Low mood
- Low self- esteem
- Distress associated with shame and guilt
- Anxiety, Generalised anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic, Stress, Worry, Phobias
- Health Anxiety
- Social Anxiety
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Eating disorders
- Coping with life events.
Your first one or two appointments (assessment) are used to clarify and gain an understanding of the issues that you wish to address in therapy. Together we can decide on treatment goals. The following appointments will focus on treatment. Appointments last 50-60 minutes.
Locations and times
I offer appointments at 3 accessible and centrally located locations in Glasgow:
G3 7PR, G44 4EF and G2 1DA. The locations are accessible by public transport and parking is available.
Monday day and evening at:
10 Newton Place, Glasgow G3 7PR
Newton Place is centrally situated at the West End side of the City Centre within the Charing Cross area. The practice is a few minutes walk from Charing Cross railway station and St George’s Cross subway.
Tuesday lunchtime and evening at:
Southside Counselling, 1-1 Clarkston Road, Glasgow, G44 4EF
Southside Counselling is right beside Cathcart station with frequent trains to and from Central Glasgow.
Additional appointments at flexible times (week day and Saturday) may be available:
The Consulting Rooms, 34 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1DA
The Consulting Rooms are centrally located within the city centre right beside Queen Street Station
Training, qualifications & experience
I worked from 1991 to 2016 as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS and from 2004 as a Consultant Clinical psychologist. I am now committed fully to independent practice.
Within the NHS I covered a range of settings and had experience working with clients with moderate to severe difficulties and also with milder problems. My interests in the NHS included Psychosis, Trauma and leading Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy groups.
This background enables me to offer a breadth of experience and provided me with skills working with a wide range of difficulties.
Iqualified as a clinical psychologist at the University of Leiden (Netherlands). I was awarded a statement of equivalence by the British psychological Society (BPS) I have worked in NHS mental health services in Glasgow and previously in Edinburgh, Cumbria, Birmingham and Essex. I am also a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and work in accordance with their code of practice. I am registered with and regulated by the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).
My HCPC registration number is PYL 20129
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Appointments are charged at £100 for a 50- 55 minutes appointment.
Please feel free to contact me for an informal free-of-charge conversation prior to making an appointment.
Flexible, day and evening appointments are available.
I am registered with a number of health insurance companies to provide therapy for their members. If you have a health insurance policy it maybe helpful to check out if you are covered.
Currently I am recognised by the following insurance companies: BUPA, AXA-PPP, WPA, Healix, Aviva, Cigna and Vitality.