Joanna Boj

Official facts & figures

MA in Psychology, graduated in 2005 from Gdańsk University, Poland.

Graduated from the Process Work Diploma Programme at Polskie Towarzystwo Psychologii Procesu, Warsaw, Poland with over 1000h of training and supervision. Member of International Association of Process Oriented Psychology.

Placements at the Psychiatric Hospital and Oncological Ward of the Gdańsk Medical University’s Clinical Centre, Gdańsk hospice & Treetops Hospice in England.

In private practice with individuals and couples since 2008. Volunteer counsellor at Treetops Hospice Counselling and Emotional Support centre.

My personal story

I first heard about Process Work in 2005 at one of the last seminars at my university. It took over a year to be able to have a taste of what it is in practice at a workshop. I was delighted because it was encompassing various aspects of human experience. At that time I was still enrolled at a PhD program and most of my time was spent reading peer reviewed journals. I loved it and still enjoy good research, but I was longing for a deeper human experience and connection. As a result I left the university and I enrolled as a PW student. Little did I know how long that journey was going to be. I went through many transformations in that time, including a deep questioning whether PW is the right thing for me and my clients. The answer was finally a yes, but I’m always open to other ideas and I enrich my practice in many ways. PW is by no means the golden cure and it doesn’t answer all the questions (I don’t trust anything that claims it does), but I find PW a very useful framework that is in harmony with my values. Plus I get to work with dreams!

Did I tell you that I love dreams? One of the pains of rising early is that the best dreams arrive in the morning. I am in constant awe of what our mind is capable of in terms of creation, stories, structures, places, worlds… And, of course, deep meaning, psychological and spiritual.

After my working hours I like to read a good book (huge sci-fi fan), try to wrap my head around some scientific stuff (physics & cosmology mainly), play my guitar or ride a bike. I live in a lovely little village in England with my partner and our beloved dog.