Joanna Clapp, Reg. MBACP. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counselling and psychotherapy provide a confidential space where you can talk freely about what's concerning you. Your counselling will lead to a deeper understanding about yourself, your current situation, and your relationships with others so that you gain an improved sense of well-being and clarity.
I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist with an accessible private practice in Hastings and St Leonards. People come with all kinds of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and confusion. Things may have felt not right for a long time, or a recent event may have triggered doubts or questions. Your sessions will give you insight and perspective to make decisions.
A couple can be unsure if the difficulties they're going through are life's ups and downs, or something more serious. Counselling can help make your relationship more fulfilling, or can help manage your separation and its impact on others if this is the right thing for you.
In the first session, we will discuss and agree how best to work together. Revealing hidden patterns from the past and techniques to manage daily life are both useful. Your counselling will start straightaway.
I offer flexible appointments which include weekends and evenings. Sessions can be short-term to focus on a specific concern, or longer-term allowing more time in a non-judgemental and private environment. If you prefer, I offer walking therapy outdoors. Online or telephone counselling may fit in better with your working pattern or location, or with managing your disability.
Concessions and monthly discounts are available, see below.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Bereavement and loss
Stress and mindfulness
Dreams in therapy
End of life
Couples and relationships
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
DBS checked, insured, and regular supervision.
I currently work in private practice and in a local low-cost counselling service in Hastings and St Leonards.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Students and studying
Living with disability
Times of great change in life
Relocation, cultural isolation
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
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Sessions are 50 minutes
£40 individual or couple session
£30 online or telephone for individuals
10% reduction for 4 sessions when booked and paid in advance for face to face sessions
Reduced fees/concessions for young people, students, and those on low income - please call me to discuss
Free on-street parking, public transport nearby
If you have a disability affecting your mobility, please contact me about your access requirements. A home visit may be possible.
Comments from previous clients:
"It's good to feel I have choices again, I know I can go forward now"
"Talking to you made things clear in my mind"
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening. Weekends.
Types of client