175-177 Borough High Street,
Whatever difficulties or challenges you may be struggling with, my role as a therapist is to guide you away from the struggle and towards flourishing. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the words to describe your experience, they are just labels. Broadly speaking, my work is grounded in the present, whilst being oriented towards the future, and acknowledges, integrates and honors the past.
I hold diploma level qualifications as both a hypno-psychotherapist and a clinical mindfulness teacher. As a psychotherapist I also work extensively with mindfulness-based approaches (such as ACT), and also Compassion Focused Therapy.
I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and I’m approved by Anxiety UK to provide their members with hypnotherapy and compassion-focused therapy for anxiety.
My private practice is in London Bridge and I also offer online therapy sessions. Please do take a look at my web site, or get in touch by e-mail or phone for further information.
I have been in practice since 1989 as a hypnotherapist and have been UKCP Accredited and Registered Psychotherapist since 1996 and a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor since 2017. I am a founding member and Honorary Fellow of the National Society of Talking Therapies, as well as being President of the European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy and a modality expert for the European Association for Psychotherapy. I have authored 5 books on hypnosis, coaching, motivation, and hypnosis training. I provide a caring, confidential and professional service to my clients. In addition to this, I also provide clinical supervision for both new and experienced psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors.
In 2018, I was made an Honorary Fellow of UKCP
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.