I'm a clinical hypno-psychotherapist and I specialise in working with expectant and new parents - bump, birth, baby and beyond - through hypnosis for fertility, hypnobirthing Antenatal Education and postnatal support, including birth trauma. I work online and in person and appointments can be made to suit, both day and evening.
Joka van Wijk is an experienced UKCP registered hypnotherapist/psychotherapist, who practices in Waterloo, Central London.
She is a qualified mindfulness teacher and a certified specialist in working with fertility, registered with Easibirthing®.
Joka is an integrated therapist and uses different therapeutic approaches in consultation with the client and according to their needs. Her main areas of expertise are anxiety, depression and childhood trauma, as well as fears and phobias.
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and class myself as an integrative therapist and an EMDR Europe Consultant Supervisor.
What is integrative therapy?
Integrative therapy recognises there are a number of ways in which human functioning and behaviour can be explored and understood. The specific modalities I use are dependant on your main presenting issues. The include:
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Over 2 years ago, I began my journey as a therapist, training and qualifying as a Rogerian Person-Centred Therapist. Over time I expanded my skills and training to integrate other modalities that match client treatment needs. I went on to train in couples therapy with Relate, then trained as a supervisor to supervise the work of other therapists before training as a Hypno-Psychotherapist in 2003.
Two other main therapy techniques I use are Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting. Both of these therapeutic techniques have been developed around the client's field of vision and like hypnosis, they too have a powerful ability to unlock deeper insights that have not surfaced using traditional talking therapy.
I have been trained by Relate and certified as a relationship and couples therapist.
Clinical skills and experience:
I have experience working in a number of clinical psychotherapeutic settings, including Relate, the prison service, Cruse Bereavement Care, Student Counselling Services and a Well Woman's Centre. I offer my services to insurance companies working with accidents in the workplace and road traffic collisions.
My experience to date has encompassed a broad range of presenting issues and my skills and training are diverse.