JOAN HOWLETT MBACP (Snr Accred) Counsellor & Supervisor
Thank you for taking the first step to see if counselling is for you. I am a positive believer that if you are unhappy in your life that change is possible. As a Senior BACP Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor I know that seeking help can be extremely difficult. I have a vast amount of experience in both the NHS and the private sector dealing with all types of difficulties. I am an Integrative counsellor which means that I use various approaches such as Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, CBT and Person-centred therapy based on individual client needs to ensure the most effective outcomes are achieved. Within my practice I offer both open- ended counselling and short term counselling for both adults, families and children over the age of 8.
My practice is based on recommendations from people who have had a positive experience of counselling they have received from me.
Within the practice my specialties are in the following :- Cancer and life threatening illnesses, Bereavement, Grief Recovery, Stress, Adoption, Anxiety and Depression, Couple Counselling and Family Therapy.
I also offer a 8 week Grief Recovery Method Programme which is a non counselling approach. This method is suitable for anyone who has suffered a loss which can be bereavement, loss of job, loss of a home, divorce or separation. This programme can be done individually or in a small group.
I undertake work with health professionals:- GPs, Nurses, Mental Health Workers, Social Workers and other allied health professionals for counselling or supervision.
I undertake E.A.P work for Capita, Right Management Workplace Wellness & I am BUPA recognised
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A.C.P Senior Accredited Counsellor
B.A.C.P Accredted Supervisor
Grief Recovery Specialist 2015
Diploma Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) 2013
Mindfulness trainiing for people who have had a stroke 2010
Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision 2010
Family Attachment Focused Counsellor 2009
Addiction training for Counsellors 2008
Adoption Training Course (Link) for Counsellors 2007
Registered Counsellor with Essex County (adoption)
Diploma Integrative Counselling, 2006;
Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling Skills, 2004;
Certificate Person-centred Couns, 2002;
PG Cert Ed, 2000;
Diploma in Palliative Care 1998
BSc (Hons) Community Studies 1997;
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Grief Recovery Specialist
Child/Young person therapist (8-18)
Experience of counselling people from different cultures
Telephone counselling for UK residents and International clients (when booking an appointment please use GMT).
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Counselling fees:£40 for individuals, £55 couples & £50-60 for families depending on time requirred. Please note that couples and families require longer session which is reflected in the price.
Children under the age of 18 the fee is £30.
8 week Grief Recovery Method Course which costs £200. This can be paid in instalments and includes the Grief Recovery Handbook.
Shorter sessions for younger children are negotiated according to the length of session.
NLP £60 for 1.5 hours
Sliding scale fee for those on a low income
Supervision fees £40 per hour or £55 for 1.5 hours
Telephone Counselling available for UK and International residents. A landline is requirred so I can contact you.
Cost are £25 for 30 minutes or £40 for 50 minutes
Contact me for further details or go to my website and use my booking form.
You can also use this form to book the individual Grief Recovery Programme or find out when the next small group starts.
I also offer some sessions for telephone counselling please look at my website for further information. This is available for both U.K residents and international clients.
Some weekend and evening counselling available
Skype sessions available.
Direct referrals taken from G.Ps and other healthcare professionals
Maps & Directions
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Types of client
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Supervision & training
I am a B.A.C.P Senior Accredited Supervisor and have been a Clinical Supervisor for health professionals since 2003.View supervision profile