Joanna is a member of the society and a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering one-to-one weekly counselling sessions. She works with clients that want just a few sessions through to longer term counselling and psychotherapy needs. Clients come with a range of personal struggles such as low self-esteem, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, developmental trauma, bereavement and loss.
She is a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in Relational Transactional Analysis from the Metanoia Institute London; one of the UK's leading Psychotherapy and Counselling training institutes with a reputation for clinical and academic excellence. She continued her studies to complete an MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.
She holds a Post Graduate Foundation Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and trained in Clinical Assessment.
She has private practices in Hitchin, Woodside Osteopathic Clinic, and St Albans, The Albany Centre. Prior to setting up practice she worked as a volunteer counsellor at Mind, the UK’s largest counselling charity, a large counselling clinic in Ealing, London, and the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living.
Joanna says ‘I understand that asking for help can be difficult and contacting a counsellor may feel scary. That’s why from your first contact I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental and friendly space for you to explore your difficulties. Talking to a counsellor can give you a different perspective on a situation. We’ll draw on your past and present to find new ways to move forward for the best future for you’.