Joanne Theaker

Joanne Theaker

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125A Ullet Road
L17 2AB

0845 456 9251 / 0845 456 9251

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125A Ullet Road
L17 2AB

0845 456 9251 / 0845 456 9251

About me

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Liverpool, Merseyside, Wolverhampton and the West Midlands

As a fully qualified and experienced Human Givens psychotherapist I am passionate about helping people transform emotional distress. I will quickly help you achieve lasting relief from anxiety, depression, addiction, anger, pain, traumatic experiences, phobias and compulsive behaviours.  I also offer support to transgender people.

I use methods that will quickly enable you to achieve a state of calm and work with you to identify goals that you feel will help you move forward.  I will deal with issues that are troubling you from the past without having to dwell on them or endlessly talk about them.  My focus is very much on the present and empowering you to learn how to manage your own mind and achieve your future goals. As an extension to my one to one therapy I also run workshops empowering people to overcome anxiety around money and live lives firmly based on solid principles of emotional health.

Human Givens psychotherapy is a powerful, common sense and scientific framework for understanding the way that your mind works that will help you achieve results very quickly. This framework encompasses the latest scientific understanding from neurobiology and psychology, as well as ancient wisdom and original new insights.  

What you can expect from counselling sessions with me.

I offer a completely confidential and understanding approach to your issues. You can be completely comfortable talking about your problems whatever they are. I have wide experience in supporting people to work through their issues and achieve their goals. I work from well established therapy centres in Birmingham and Liverpool where I can offer you a comfortable space to explore and resolve your issues. Free parking is available for clients.  Please let me know if you have mobility problems. I also work from Wolverhampton.

Each session usually lasts 1 hour and session plans are completely individual and planned around your needs. Session fees are £50 and can be paid in advance or at the time of the session.   You can pay for each session one at a time.  Please note, in order to help you assess whether you would like to work with me I offer a no obligation free 20 minute initial chat to help us assess whether I am the best person to help you.

The first session is mainly to identify the “landscape” and clarify what your key issues and desired outcomes are during which we work together on a plan for you.

Many clients find they can achieve their goals in 2 – 6 sessions, as Human Givens therapy is a very powerful approach, but I am able to work long term if that is required too.  A typical session will last up to 1½ hours, during which I will ask questions to guide our conversation about the issues concerning you, and encourage you to define your desired outcomes. We will focus on your emotional needs and ensuring these are fully met.  (This is the basis of Human Givens psychotherapy - a list of these needs can be seen on my “take action” page).  When these needs are met adequately you will quickly overcome any feelings of anxiety and other emotional distress.  As part of this process we will identify thoughts and behaviour that may be helpful in enabling you to meet you emotional needs more effectively. I may perhaps help you to practice visualisation and relaxation techniques; sometimes we could use a variety of tools and techniques to help explore your issues and find ways of resolving them. For example one of my techniques will enable you to quickly overcome past traumatic experience.  You may be asked to carry out some tasks for yourself between sessions, for example: observe a particular aspect of your behaviour, keep a journal or logbook, read an article, practice a particular technique, listen to a CD or tape, or experiment with a new behaviour.

I am a member of the Human Givens Institute.  The Human Givens Institute is the governing body for Human Given’s therapists.   They follow strict codes of practice in line with government national guidelines for psychotherapists.  There are many hundreds of trained Human Given’s therapists in the UK.  Their complaints procedure and ethical and professional conduct policy can be viewed on their national website here.

A Human Givens accredited supervisor monitors my practice. Sessions with me may be discussed with my supervisor as part of the supervision process. All supervision discussions are anonymised.  I have a current CRB check and also am insured as a professional therapist.

I hope this information is useful in helping you to decide if counselling with me is the right approach for you. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. If you feel you may wish to proceed, the next step is to make an appointment with me.

To make an appointment or discuss what we can do for please feel free to call me on 07970 304 678 or email me on using my contact form at the top of my profile.

As mentioned above, in order to help you assess whether you would like to work with me I offer a no obligation free 20 minute initial chat to help us assess whether I am the best person to help you. If you call me and I am unavailable please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I am free.

Very best wishes,


Training, qualifications & experience

Joanne Theaker, HG Dip P, MHGI, FRSA

  • Professional Member Human Givens Institute
  • Member of Gender Identity Research & Education Society
  • Member for the Society of Peace Education and Culture
  • Fellow Royal Society of Arts
  • Post Graduate Diploma Human Givens Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • BA (Hons) Social Sciences (Economics)

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£50 per session.

Maps & Directions

Liverpool, L17 2AB

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday to Friday and weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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