About Joanna



“I am a human being who, like you, struggled with some aspects in my relationships. My life story is actually the reason I am so passionate about helping other women to blossom. When I was younger, I found myself in an unhealthy relationship that became damaging. Through my own therapy and psychological studies, I was able to find a new way of thinking and being. I was able to learn to appreciate myself and see my worth and value. Since then I expect others to treat me according to my new beliefs about myself which is with respect, loyalty and honesty. I am in a much better place now and my relationships today are based on mutual support, trust and love.

I am not a guru, I don’t know your exact circumstances, but I have years of study at 4 different universities and over a decade of working with hundreds and hundreds of clients where I learned and tested skills and techniques, that can get you to the place you want to be – experiencing greater joy, finding your dream partner and learning to love yourself the way you are.”

Joanna Bieszczad (MSc, PgDip, BSc (Hons); BABCP Accred) started her career in mental health services. For over ten years she has had a variety of roles– as a counsellor, a senior CBT therapist, and an EMDR therapist. During this time she was struck by a commonality among her single clients and friends. Put bluntly many of them were just desperate to find a new relationship – which never ended well. These strong, capable women seemed stuck in a cycle of picking the wrong partners. Whether that was because they were pulling the unavailable (those already in a relationship or emotionally unavailable), the commitment-phobic, or merely those with baggage, so much baggage there was never a way around it. This was leading to anxiety about even looking again, and these ordinarily positive women were becoming negative and defeated, right in front of her, without even leaving the house.

Her workshops were born as Joanna realised that the things she was advising her clients and single friends to do, was actually making a difference. They began attracting a new, better class of partner and dating stopped being such a negative experience.
When asked what drives her and lead her to create The Ripple Effect, she replied: “It’s important to me on a personal level to help other women come to the same position I now find myself in. I want to teach them how to enjoy life, feel strong, and be successful in finding a valuable partner with whom they can share their life.”

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