Joan Broderick Bsc (Psych), Registered Member of the BACP
I am a qualified counsellor, who works in a holistic way because of my experience in several different fields of psychology, counselling, health, cognitive behaviour psychotherapy and complementary therapy.
I am a holistic therapist qualified in nutrition, massage, Reiki and I am also a Bach/Australian Bush practitioner, working with remedies for the emotions, mind, body and spirit. I believe when counselling my clients that the whole person, body, mind and spirit needs helping. I have found through experience that when you look at all aspects of your life your wellbeing improves. This is one of the reasons I have studied different modalities to integrate in my counselling and adapt them according to my clients’ needs. I feel having a range of therapy to offer helps to understand clients and enhances the quality of the counselling relationship.
How I can help you
I offer a person centred approach to therapy as I believe that we all have the ability within us to heal and make changes in our lives, with reassurance in a safe and confidential environment. I take a therapeutic approach that is non-judgemental, empathetic, caring and supportive, where you will be heard, valued and understood. I will offer you the time and space to explore your difficulties and the opportunity to discover new ways to understand the meanings of your thoughts, feelings and emotions.
In my 20 years of experience I have worked with many individuals from diverse backgrounds and the difficulties that they have endured. Some of which include, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, grief, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar, depression, anger and domestic violence.
I have a particular interest in dyslexia and fully appreciate the emotional repercussions that accompany what is commonly known as a learning difficulty. Many people with dyslexia seem to have a sense of being imprisoned and restricted due to their struggles with reading and writing. Having slow processing skills causes frustration, profoundly effecting a person’s confidence and feeling of self-worth. There are several specific emotions and difficulties commonly associated with dyslexia. Anxiety is the most frequent emotion suffered. Some adults may be so deeply affected that they become depressed. Many adults may feel a sense of shame carried through from the years when they were often labelled and written off as ‘lazy’, or ‘unwilling to learn’. Through my understanding of dyslexia and counselling we can explore these difficulties and discover your dyslexic advantages together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Hons Degree Applied Psychology Counselling and health
- Cognitive behaviour Psychotherapy (PgDip certificate)
- Mindfulness Resilience Enhancement Training
- Therapeutic Counselling Diploma (ABC leave 4 )
- Practitioner in integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT).
- NCFE Level 2 in in mental health Awareness.
- ABC Counselling Concepts
- Holistic therapies award
- Petitioner In Dr Bach remedies
- Intensive practitioner training in Australian Bush Flower Essences
- Aromatherapy Massage (Diploma)
- Indian Head (Diploma)
- Nutritional Advice (Diploma)
- Reiki healing
As part of my Continuing Professional Development I have received training in the following areas:
- Trauma and Somatic Experiencing
- Healthy body and mind
- Body language
- 30 module Training Programme Steps to leadership
- Existential Touchstones - the Bridge between the Core Conditions and Presence
- Cultural Awareness
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Awareness
- Patient confidentiality
- Secure Handling of Confidential Information
- Assertiveness skills
- Effective team working
- Self- management and coping strategies for carers
- Dyslexia Awareness
- Research project Dyslexia and anxiety
- Research project Dyslexia and self-esteem
- Research Investigation in to the main theories on dyslexia
- Australian Bush Advanced practitioners on remedies for mental and emotional wellbeing
- Hopi Ear Candles
- Reflexology for autism
- Introduction to Kinesiology
- Introduction to crystal therapy
- Introductory on flower formulas.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Counselling sessions £30 (one hour).
Concessions rates available for carers and students
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client