Dr Joanne Weston, CPsychol, AFBPsS, HCPC Registered
The Harbourside Practice
Redcliffe Parade East
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist who offers evidence-based assessment and psychological therapy to adults with a wide range of issues. I am trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, systemic and person-centred approaches and I have also done additional training in areas such as eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), solution-focused therapy and narrative therapy. Having this range of models to draw on, as well as a wealth of psychological knowledge, enables me to adapt my interventions to meet people’s varying needs. I would describe myself as an integrative practitioner.
I have particular experience of working in adult mental health services with people with emotional and mental health problems of varying severity. My career has included spending three years working in primary care settings (e.g. GP surgeries) providing brief therapy for people with common emotional difficulties such as anxiety, panic, depression and work-related stress. I also have a specialist interest and training in health psychology and helping people to adjust to and manage health conditions such as diabetes, cancer and hearing loss.
I offer therapeutic work for emotional and mental health difficulties experienced during adulthood and into older age. This can include:
- Anxiety and panic
- Stress (including work-related stress)
- Depression and low mood
- Low self-confidence and low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
- Adjustment issues (e.g. due to illness, life changes, relationship break-ups)
- Loss, grief and bereavement
- Obsessions and compulsions (OCD)
- Health conditions and disability
Working with people who are experiencing problems that many of us face during our lives, whether that is anxiety, low mood, bereavement, specific phobias (such as flying) or generally struggling to cope with life's demands and questions such as "Who am I? Who do I want to be?", is something that I find fulfilling. To help someone to understand and find ways to take control of their past, present and future is a rewarding aspect of my work.
I believe that every person is unique and needs an individual treatment plan which is tailored to fit with their specific situation - there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to therapy. An essential first step of any therapy is for the client and therapist to work together to get a good understanding of the problem and then explore how the person can reach their goals using therapeutic approaches that resonate with their values, beliefs and ways of thinking. I see my job as helping to empower and provide people with the support, tools and framework that they need to address their difficulties.
Therapy offers many opportunities for personal growth but it also requires hard work and the courage to talk about things that you might never have told anyone before. I believe that all therapy needs to take place within a respectful, trusting, safe, confidential and containing therapeutic relationship. It is only when we feel secure and supported that we can allow ourselves to take risks and move forward with our lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and training:
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
Graduate Diploma in Psychology (GradDip)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), parts 1, 2,3 and 4
Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice in Primary Care (PGCert)
Certificate in Counselling Skills
BA (Hons) English
Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
HPC Registered (No: PYL26669)
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
Full member of the Division of Clinical Psychology (BPS)
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
From £65 hour for self-referred individuals. Other referral sources (e.g insurance schemes/employers) will be charged more.
Daytime and evening appointments available in central Bristol. Sessions are 50 minutes long. I offer short, medium and long-term therapy.
- I have an enhanced CRB check.
- I hold full professional indemnity insurance.
- I adhere to The British Psychological Society Code of Ethics.
Maps & Directions
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