The Positive Approach

10-12 rue 1900 

L-2157 Luxembourg

Tel: 691 127 532 


No. EST 10088867/0

No. TVA LU27375176

© 2018 by Joanna West


About Me

I am an English speaking psychologist currently working in private practice. I am originally from Northern Ireland and relocated to Luxembourg in 2000. 


I offer support to adolescents, adults and couples to address problems related to anxiety, depression, stress, burnout and relationship issues - both personal and work related. Our world today is very demanding and this can often be more intense when away from friends and family or in a highly stressful environment.


Everyone chooses to enter therapy at a different point in one's life. Whether in a moment of crisis or loss, time of transition, feeling "stuck" or, wanting to further explore one's self. Regardless of your choice, I will use a relational approach to work together, using our therapeutic relationship to make positive change.


In a warm, safe, compassionate space, I will use a variety of techniques adapted your personality style, needs and goals. My approaches are primarily rooted in Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, understanding the connections between thoughts, behaviours, and emotions.  I incorporate principles from empirically supported treatment techniques reflecting up-to-date research and also use Eastern techniques such as meditation, mindfulness, controlled breathing, and relaxation skills, to assist all clients.


I follow a multi-disciplinary approach providing support, resources, and practical tools to create a treatment program tailored to your individual situation.






Coping Skills

Life Transitions

Relationship Issues

Client Focus

Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)




MSc Applied Positive Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Accredited Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher

Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society


Associate Member International Society for Coaching Psychology


Associate Member International Positive Psychology Association

Currently completing PG Cert in Systemic Theory and Practice 

Attended several courses to adhere to continual professional development standards; cognitive behavioural therapy for depression and anxiety, understanding and managing anxiety, reducing anxiety in young people and students, breaking the cycle of depression, Gottmann couples therapy.