Joanna Head BSc MBACP (Accred)

Joanna Head BSc MBACP (Accred)

Longcroft House
2 Victoria Street

5 Hyde Gardens
East Sussex
BN21 4PR

07526 887 055

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Longcroft House
2 Victoria Street

5 Hyde Gardens
East Sussex
BN21 4PR

07526 887 055

About me

Welcome. Based in Eastbourne and London, I am an experienced, accredited counsellor. I offer an introductory session at a reduced rate to explore what you want from counselling and how we might work together. I offer short-term or longer, open-ended therapy with adults, couples and young people over 17.

I have a quiet, comfortable counselling practice in the centre of Eastbourne 5 minutes from the station, one minute from the Arndale centre. It is within easy reach of Polegate, Newhaven, Hailsham, Bexhill, Hastings and other areas of East Sussex.

My London practice is 2 minutes from Liverpool Street station.

What I can offer

We all experience emotional difficulties or distress during our lives: stress, anxiety, depression, loss, feeling worthless, empty, uncertain or overwhelmed. Sometimes these difficulties can be hard to deal with alone or with the help of friends or family.

Counselling offers a calm, confidential space in which a trained counsellor can help you explore and work through your individual issues with warmth, empathy, acceptance and respect.

I believe that counselling is not about giving advice or telling you what to do. It is about listening to you without judgement, enabling you to explore your thoughts and feelings and gain valuable new perspectives about yourself and your situation. It is about helping you to resolve your difficulties yourself, find new ways of coping or give you a greater sense of control and choice in your life.

Everyone is different and your needs will be unique so I draw on a range of approaches to provide the right support and assistance for you.

In the first consultation we can discuss any questions you might have, explore what brings you to counselling and decide if it feels right for you - the 'feel right' factor is important.

Some people only need a few sessions, others want longer, more open-ended therapy. I am experienced in counselling across a range of issues.

Couples counselling

At various times in our relationships most of us will experience difficulties and distress - trust issues, constant arguments or feeling distant, frustrated or misunderstood. Negative emotions and negative interactions become the norm.

I specialize in couples counseling and offer a safe, neutral space where couples can really communicate, explore the roots of their difficulties, experience a different dynamic and develop new solutions and strategies to help them over problems now and in the future.

The many issues I work with include: trust, anger, infidelity, family issues, parenting, bereavement and loss, infertility, separation and divorce.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and have trained in bereavement counselling, Counselling for Depression and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT).

I also work as a counsellor within the NHS.  

Before training as a counsellor, I worked in the media industry for over 20 years. I got to know and work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures often in periods of emotional difficulty or uncertainty. It was from this experience I learned that having the time and place to share feelings, emotions and life events, being heard, accepted and respected can be a valuable healing and empowering experience.

Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (Distinction)
Cruse Bereavement Training
Counselling for Depression
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Approved counsellor by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)

I am fully insured and hold a current CRB certificate.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership



Introductory session: £20 for 50 minutes

Individual sessions: £40 for 50 minutes
Couples sessions: £55 for one hour


Introductory session: £30 for 50 minutes

Individual sessions: £65 for 50 minutes
Couples sessions: £90 for one hour

I offer a fixed number of low-cost sessions for those on low incomes and reduced rates for counselling students.  Please ask at first contact for further details of these concessions.

Maps & Directions

London, EC2M 4NS
Eastbourne, BN21 4PR

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Daytime, evening and occasional weekend appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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