Jana is an absolutely wonderful therapist and I can hand on heart recommend her to anyone who is thinking about starting therapy. When I first started therapy, I was extremely sceptical about how well it would work, something that Jana welcomed. She was open that therapy was not for everyone and that I should give it a try, but that I could stop anytime if it wasn’t working for me. It took a few sessions for us to find the right track to work on, something that is normal for CBT, and Jana always encouraged me to be open about any doubts that I had.
Jana would give me a number of methods to try to help with my anxiety, which I would then attempt and report back as to which was effective and which wasn’t, and she would then build on the methods that worked. Jana always listened to everything I had to say, and I never felt like I was being ignored or that any of my worries were downplayed, something that was extremely welcome and reassuring. Jana’s therapy has really helped my anxiety, and my quality of life has massively improved since I started attending sessions! Needless to say, I am no longer sceptical about if CBT works!
Charlotte – London
I am Dona and I am an Architect working in London. From March this year I had many unexpected changes in my life which led to Anxiety and Panic attacks. I was told that I was on the line to Depression hence I sought for help through Architects Benevolent Society which leased me with Anxiety UK which directed me to Jana Martiskova for one to one therapy sessions. I had never been to a therapist before, so I was pretty nervous but when I met Jana I felt very comfortable and safe.
Her non judgmental attitude and compassion in hearing me made me completely open myself and build a trusted relationship. Through her work and very useful information she shared with me I began to feel more confident and manage my fears quicker than I thought. Jana is a key person on my journey to healing and I am grateful to have met her. I recommend therapy to everyone who wants to get rid of the old and have a fresh insight on life and its endless opportunities and I am thankful to Jana for this.
Dona – London
I had been struggling to deal with anxiety and perfectionism during my final year of study at university. Constant worry and self-doubt about my own ability had led me to fall behind, avoid tutorials and miss important deadlines. Realising that this was unhealthy and impacting my academic performance, I reached out and was introduced to Jana through Anxiety UK.
Jana understood my difficulties and make it clear how CBT/REBT could be of benefit to me. We met weekly over a period of 4 months, during which we explored a number of strategies that helped me to understand and counter my anxious thoughts. I felt comfortable confiding in Jana and she was a great listener, taking the time to address any concerns I had during our sessions. Undertaking CBT/REBT has helped me to get a hold on my anxiety and learn how to better cope with it. I am glad to have worked with Jana as this process was well structured, engaging and informative, helping me to achieve my goal of completing my course. I would highly recommend her to those experiencing similar difficulties.
Robert – London