Krystal K. Joseph
MA. MBACP (Reg)
Krystal K. Joseph is a Transcultural Psychodynamic Counsellor. Transcultural meaning, she is willing to understand and work with the different or similar cultural experiences and belief systems of her clients. Transcultural Psychotherapy is a type of Psychodnamic Psychotherapy which stresses cultural awareness and sensitivity, inclusive of socially defined ideals of feelings, and actions.
Krystal is trained in Psychodynamic Counselling, which means she focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in present behaviour. The goal of Psychodynamic therapy is to raise self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past and childhood on present behaviour.
Krystal has a range of experience working therapeutically with teenagers, as a Counsellor with Place2be, with adults at Sutton Counselling, and domestic abuse victims whilst working with Woman’s Trust (Counselling Charity for Domestic Abuse Victims and Survivors) as a Counselling Project Administrator.
Krystal has a passion for creating space for individuals to connect with their true selves, and is particularly passionate about enabling vulnerable women and individuals from ethnic minorities, the opportunity to receive support in the form of Counselling, who would not usually have access to Counselling, or may not feel completely comfortable with the idea. This is reflected in her Voluntary work with The Maya Centre, (a Counselling Charity dedicated to providing free counselling to vulnerable women) as an Administrative Assistant.
Finally, Krystal currently works as a Counselling Administrator and feels passionate about creating a balance between reflection, and planning. Krystal enables individuals to live their lives at their natural pace, instead of striving to keep up with the worlds speed. She believes we should ‘set peace as our highest goal and organise your lives around it’ – Brian Tracy. As a result, she has created Krystal Kimberly Planners to assist you in planning your life around your personal needs, feelings and preferences.
2015-2017 – MA (Psychodynamic) Counselling, Goldsmiths University. (with Merit). Dissertation Topic: Special Challenges of working Psychodynamically with End of Life Clients.
2014-2015 – Counselling Skills Certificate, Surgeons College.
May 2019 – Group Process and Group Therapy, led by Sarah Lloyd-Jones
April 2019 – Online Therapy: How to make the Transition to Working Online, and how to Develop Good Practice. Tavistok Relationships.
June 2018 – The Challenge of Racism in Therapeutic Practice, led by Dr Isha McKenzie-Mavinga.
Relevant Work Experience:
November 2019 – Current – Member of the Panel of Markers for Highgate Counsellng Centre
June 2018 – Current – Awareness Centre, Counselling Administrator, Tooting
November 2017 – January 2018 – Woman’s Trust, (Counselling Charity for Women who have experienced domestic violence), Counselling Project Administrator, .
January 2017 – January 2019 – Sutton Counselling, Volunteer Counsellor,
July 2016 – July 2017 – Place2be, Volunteer School Counsellor at Deptford Green Secondary School .
November 2015-February 2016 – The Maya Centre, (Counselling Charity for Vulnerable Women), Volunteer Administrator Assistant.
Registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP).
Directory Practitioner member of the Black and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN)