Joan Anderton MBACP
Burton On Trent
I offer a safe and caring counselling service to you and/or your family, offering help and support through the difficult times. Things happen to us in life we are not prepared for, relationship issues such as affairs, family breakdown and bereavement, Mental health problems including trauma anxiety and depression and much more besides, leaving us feeling confused and anxious
The counselling service I offer is totally confidential, a place where I hope you will feel valued, somewhere we can explore what is important to you.You will not be judged and any difficulties we will understand from your point of view? I am someone who will work with you to help you find a way forward.
I am a fully qualified counsellor with 12 years experience,
a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
I worked until recently part time for Relate,
I also worked in a local comprehensive School counselling young people.
I offer you the opportunity to seek the peace and security that is missing in your life.
I work with issues that affect individuals, couples, families and young people, concerning most things including anxiety, trauma, loneliness, any type of relationship issues, affairs, betrayal, abuse, bullying, bereavement, abortion, depression, family breakdown, work issues and retirement. Perhaps Issues from the past and fears for the future.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
With 12 years experience as a professional counsellor working with Individuals,
Couples, Young People and Families,
I used to until recently work part time in a local comprehensive school with young people.
My qualifications include:
Graduate Certificate in Couple Counselling
Certificate of Counselling Young People
Qualified as a Relate Counsellor
Working with Families Certificate
CPD Disabled Dependant
Human Givens PDs in 'Understanding Anxiety' and
PODs dissociation disorder
I receive supervision, every month fitting with BACP requirements.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have recently completed training on Dissociation and Somatisation.
covering the impact on the body of early life trauma.
My price is £40 per 55 minute session.
I am available for day time or evening appointments.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Other days may be available by prior arrangement
Disability access is available.
My counselling room is in Stapenhill Burton on Trent,
11 minutes from Swadlincote
20 minutes from Ashby de la Zouch
22 minutes from Lichfield
25 minutes from Tamworth
40 minutes from Ashbourne
Contact me for more details.
What I offer
A safe, caring and friendly counselling service where I hope you feel valued. Somewhere we can explore what is important to you at your own pace? Where you will not be judged and together we will try to understand any difficulties or issues affecting your life, I will work with you to help you find a way forward that suits you?
We all have times in our lives when it seems difficult to sort things out alone, our minds are confused and we can't seem to think straight. The cause may be an affair, bereavement, break up of the family or some other trauma, there are times when talking to friends or family isn't enough. I offer a confidential and caring service to help you through these times
Is not always what we expect, suddenly you are together for much longer than you have ever been before, leading to confusion and irritability beyond your understanding. Help is at hand, having time to talk things through can get your relationship on a firm footing again .
Depression and Anxiety
You may be depressed, or anxious, your life may seem to be falling apart and you feel dissatisfied or confused and want some help to work out how you can change these feelings and start enjoying life again. Or you may live with someone who suffers from depression and feel that you need support in your daily life. Having someone you can talk to in confidence, using the techniques of CBT and Human Givens, can make all the difference to your life.
Being a Teenager is not easy and talking to family is often uncomfortable for a young person. When family breakdown, bereavement, sexuality, bullying, depression or other difficulties affect your teenager, life can seem hopeless to them, they may need someone outside the family they can trust to help them through a difficult time. I have 8 years experience of counselling Young People and I worked until recently in a local Comprehensive school as a Young Peoples Counsellor. I understand many of the problems they face and can offer safe and confidential help for the situation they find themselves in.
Pace of work
I am happy to work with any issue which is causing you or your family distress.
Together we will establish what you would like to explore and what you would like to achieve through counselling.
Appointments can be weekly or fortnightly depending on your availability and the pace of our work together.
We will periodically review how we are doing and what work still needs to be done. Counselling can be as long or as short as you need it to be. we will decide on goals and keep a check to see if we are achieving them.
Feed back received recently from some former clients
All I can say is thank you so much Joan! I have never felt so confident and empowered to deal with life's issues, especially the big ones. You helped me trust myself and my decisions and from that my self confidence has grown hugely. I have a long way to go on my journey in life but I can feel myself tackling that with more strength and courage each day.
Thank you doesn't seem enough to say for all the help and support you have given us over the past months. We are truly grateful and I am so thankful that i found you that evening in November. You are a lovely and wise lady and i will miss our talks but i know that we are on our road together again to continue our journey.
We came for counselling sessions a while ago now. I don't know if you will remember but we were going through a pretty tough time then. We are much happier than ever now. We both want to thank you so so much for what you did for us. We would highly recommend you to anyone in our position.
After 25 years of marriage and turning 50 our lives took an unexpected turn. without the help of counselling I don't think we'd have got through it. To be give the guidance to listen and talk openly and honestly about our lives ad where we'd come to, to each other. Counselling helped us realise how much we meant to each other and that we could find happiness together again- so we'd just had a blip. Counselling helped us learn together how to get past this and move on as a couple. Re-building our lives is going to be fun- counselling taught us this.
"Hi Joan, thank you so much for the support you have given my son. He is a lot more content and has found the work you have done with him around managing his anger and emotions really beneficial, particularly at school. Thank you very much.
"Joan is a wonderful person. We came to her in need of help, to get through a really tough patch and to find ourselves again. She helped us to do that in the most amazing way. They didn't feel like counselling sessions but more like talking to a friend.
Someone who wasn't one sided and understood where we were both coming from. We would highly recommend Joan as she has helped us get back on track and look forward together as husband and wife. Talking about your problems or differences the hardest part, but it is much easier when you can speak to Joan about it too..."
"Joan has helped me to become more confident and assertive, without losing the essential " me". Our sessions felt like a collaboration - working together to find the techniques that were helpful. Joan creates a welcoming environment that facilitates talking through difficult issues without any fear of judgment or embarrassment. I would wholeheartedly recommend Joan's service."
"You have helped me to become stronger and realise what being "me" is all about again and I feel much more happy, confident and determined. I realise that I had been just making others happy and in turn was not really addressing what makes me happy!!! Thank you for your guidance and advice."
"Joan is friendly and easy to talk to. Joan gave us the breathing space we needed. She helped us to find the right path to allow us to heal and get our lives back on track."
"Joan is compassionate, insightful, patient and knowledgeable. she made me feel comfortable to talk to. and work through my issues at my pace.
Joan has taught me techniques to deal with life more mindfully and her advice and support has greatly improved my outlook for the future.
I highly recommend Joan to anyone looking for help."
"Things here are much better (thanks to you), if we've a problem we discuss it not bottle it up . You've helped so much and helped me realise that what I wanted has always been stood in front of me."
"Joan's approach is warm, gentle and professional, yet effective. She has helped me let go of my anger, sadness, fears and insecurities, giving me the ability to remember my own self worth.
I can breathe again.
Joan has taken me further than i ever thought counselling could.
As I'm sure you can imagine I've felt really good recently and not felt the need for any further counselling. Very shocked that two sessions managed to help me but also thankful. You were a fantastic help and I really appreciate it.
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments are available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays, both day time and evenings with the possibility of other days by arrangement.
Types of client