Joanna Wajszczuk

You can see me in my private practice in  Central London EC3.
I am a fully qualified and UKCP accredited Gestalt psychotherapist.

Areas of expertise:

panic attacks.
post-traumatic stress disorder.
eating disorders.
obsessive compulsive disorder.
loss and bereavement.
difficulties with fertility.
adoption and reactive attachment disorder.
life transitions and adaptation difficulties.

You can also find me here:

UKCP – United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists
  Pimlico Counsellors and Psychotherapists
The Counselling Directory
gpti_logo GPTI – the accredited member of Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute.
EAP – European Association of Psychotherapy
(from them I hold an elegant looking ECP – European Certification of Psychotherapist).
logo-ptpg-7 PTPG – Polish Association of Gestalt Psychotherapists.
  UKAGP – United Kingdom Association for Gestalt Practitioners
PTPHE – Polskie Towarzystwo Psychoterapii Humanistyczno-Egzystencjalnej

Qualifications and experience.

Four year post-graduated Gestalt therapy training – ITG – Gestalt Therapy Institute in Cracow (2013). Psychotherapist accreditation no. 216

Honours degree in Psychology – London Guildhall University (2003).
For the last four years I have been working as a psychotherapist in my private practice in Poland OPTG and in London OnTherapy.
Previously I have worked for over ten years in the field of social care (project management, mental health, family support, child protection, substance misuse, domestic violence and learning disabilities).

For a few years I was a teacher and taught English abroad to children and adolescents.

I work in English and Polish.

My approach.

I base my work on Gestalt approach. I also integrate elements of Transactional Analysis, attachment theory, mindfulness and CBT.

In my work, I hold a strong belief in:
the inner strength and resilience of each human being,
the innate capacity to heal and grow,
that each of us possess all that is needed for healthy living,

I respect my client’s uniqueness. My role as a psychotherapist is to help my client’s see what they do and where they get stuck. Psychotherapy provides that safe environment to risk and experience more fulfilling ways of being.

There are difficult moments in everyone’s life. Sometimes the past experience might get in the way of being with other people in the present. Sometimes in order to heal and grow, we need to reach for help.
Asking for help is a sign of strength.

My additional qualifications:

Introduction to Counselling Skills, London Metropolitan University.
Counselling Children in Primary Schools, The Place to Be, London.
Child Protection and Domestic Violence, LSCB, Haringey.
Child Protection and Substance Misuse, ACPC Haringey.
Parental mental health, ACPC Haringey.