MBACP, AICTP, Bsc (Hons) Psychology, PGDip Integrative Counselling and Coaching (Distinction), MSc Integrative Counselling and Coaching.
'Joanna is a warm, intuitive and down to earth practitioner. I felt relaxed and able to open up to her with my innermost thoughts and feelings. She has helped me so much' - Musician 28
I am an experienced and highly qualified counsellor and coach. My clinical approach is integrative (Humanistic, psychodynamic, CBT, Gestalt, Solution focused) . I believe that coaches should be psychologically trained in order to work at all levels with their clients (see Executive Coaching section below) Based in the City of London, I offer clients a warm, supportive, confidential space to explore and resolve their current issues and to also explore future orientated goals in a coaching context.
My previous career was built in the fast moving, time pressured commodities markets, where I began to pursue my passion of helping people to facilitate change. My experience within a corporate role informs my coaching practice and I enjoy helping clients build self esteem, learn stress management techniques and build effective ways of working in their personal and professional lives.
Aside from my working life, I have spent over 20 years on a journey of self- discovery which included meditation and regression therapy, yoga, alternative therapies and various psychological techniques which has allowed me to fully understand how to find peace and acceptance within myself. This has allowed for personal progress that has helped me dispel self-limiting beliefs, build appropriate boundaries and hold them and develop self belief. Many of my clients express a wish to explore their inner world which allows them to see how deep held beliefs and outdated coping strategies may be holding them back. This deep inner exploration allows for a transformative process which allows for my clients to view themselves, their world and their place in it differently.
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Are you going through the motions? Do you not have any joy in your life or are feeling anxious or depressed? Would you like to explore your spiritual self? I am here to help you find answers to transform your self, find meaning and purpose and your connection with yourself and the world.
My clients come from all walks of life - I have worked with actors, artists, musicians, domestic goddesses and city executives who feel stuck or wish to find meaning. Whoever you are and whatever you wish to change or seek in your life, contact me for a no obligation chat about how I can help you.
I work with both corporate and private clients - please see "Corporate Work' page for details of my Directorship of Blackwood Consultants. I also co founded a low cost counselling charity in East London.
I am a registered member of the BACP and the AICTP and abide by their code of ethics and am fully insured.
Aside from my private practice, I am a Director of Blackwood Consultants Ltd. Blackwood was formed in order to address a need in the City of London with regards to corporate wellbeing.
Research shows that the effects of poor mental health support in the workplace affect everyone - employees, employers and the economy, yet companies stick to the same formats in their support offerings. A lot of my private clients already have access to therapy in their workplace but don't take it. At Blackwood we believe that integrating coaching with counselling encompasses a more inclusive learning approach that can benefit all - please see my article on Thrive Global for further information by clicking https://thriveglobal.com/stories/is-personal-consultancy-the-answer-to-workplace-wellbeing/ . We also offer coaching and coaching packages for executives, charity executive, women working in a corporate environment amongst others.
At Blackwood we are the support service for forward thinking companies and for individual executives - either self referred or referred by their employers. We offer a discreet, bespoke service that supports the whole client. If you are an HR Manager or corporate decision maker that wishes to provide cutting edge support to your employees, or an individual looking for the depth and breadth of support that the integration of counselling and coaching can offer - click https://www.blackwoodconsultants.co.uk to view Blackwood Consultants website.
If you are looking for support through a corporate or business organisation - you can also contact me through this site. I am happy to act on a consultant basis.