Joanna Glebocka Psychotherapy
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”
A Licensed Professional Here to Guide You
At the core of my practice is the psychodynamic approach. That means I value open – ended, non-structured work, where you can freely explore your difficulties and get to slowly and organically develop insight and practice new skills, as opposed to time – limited, highly structured and symptoms focused approaches, like CBT (cognitive – behavioral therapy). It does not mean we don’t talk about distressing thoughts or destructive behaviors: but instead of focusing on them, I will try and help you develop a deep understanding of yourself, your unique history, vulnerabilities and strengths. Important part of this work will be exploring patterns of relationships with significant people in your life and also the nature of relationship with a therapist.
Another important, and also neglected area of focus is the body: by paying attention to the breath, discovering patterns of muscular tension and exploring various symptoms and sensations, I support patients to establish healthy relationship with their body.
My source of inspiration are the concepts of CG Jung, especially integration of polarities, the role of dreams, symbols and rituals in the process of psychological transformation.
Learn About My Methods
I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the patient and caretaker alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.
What can we work on (sample difficulties that bring people to psychotherapy):
addictions (in case of substance misuse, depending on the severity, it might be necessary to maintain a period of abstinence before starting psychotherapy)
low mood, depression, lack of energy
eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder)
conflicts in a relationship
adjusting to/coping with chronic illness
physical health problems: migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, back pain
Here For You
If you’re looking for quality Individual Therapy sessions with a Psychotherapist that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.
Benefit from my professional experience and wide range of psychological services.
Serving Patients Since 2007
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I got my MA from the University of Gdansk, Poland. I completed training in Integrative Psychotherapy and many short courses on body work and depressive and anxiety disorders in Polish Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy. I also trained extensively in the area of eating disorders, i.e. at the Maudsley Clinic in London and CREDO in Oxford.
I have over 10 years’ experience of conducting psychotherapy in a variety of settings: Oncology, social care, third sector, private practice. Since moving to UK, I have worked in the NHS as an Associate Therapist in Psychological Services and Clinical Psychologist in Specialist Eating Disorder Service in Oxford and in private practice.
I work under regular supervision.