Joanne Holland Adv. Dip. Couns. Cert Couples Couns MBACP
Is life feeling unmanageable, and your struggling to cope in your usual ways? ~ Could you benefit from a place to take some-time out, be yourself and explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of being judged?
There are times in all our lives when we feel unable to cope, as life challenges us all in its various ways. Sometimes the causes of our problems seem fairly clear, at other times our problems are difficult to understand and as much as we try we can find no answers. Talking to a Counsellor who is impartial and skilled, can help us to shed light on these unfathomed places, helping us to work through our personal difficulties in a safe, confidential and manageable way, finding new ways of coping.
I have worked within the Primary Care Trusts (NHS) Counselling & Psychology services, giving me the experience of working with a wide range of issues. I have also worked for the 'Weald of Kent Hospice' with bereavement issues and also with adult men on a residential alcohol/drug rehabilitation programme at the 'Kenward Trust' in Yalding Kent.
I have a small private practice where I am able to offer both brief and longer term counselling to my clients. My consulting room is situated in a private and pleasant setting where you can feel assured of both your privacy and safety.
I offer both Day & Evening appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a grounding in childhood development, Sociology and Psychology ~ Some ten years after this and through the course of my own life experiences I embarked on a counselling career.
I have certificates in counselling skills and practice followed by an 'Advanced Diploma in Humanistic counselling' Adv. Dip. Couns.
My Diploma is accredited by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) ~ I am a member of the BACP and abide by their code for ethical practice.
My training is 'Humanistic Intergrative' and draws from 'Person Centred', 'Transactional Analysis', 'Gestalt' and 'Psychosynthesis'.
Further to this I have trained in the 'Cognitive Behaviour Therapy' model (CBT) used and approved by the NHS as a solution focused brief model of therapy and trained in couples counselling.
I work intergratively drawing from these different psychotherapy models depending on what appears to best suit the client.
I attend regular continuing professional development training and regular clinical supervision.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £45
If I am unable to take your call you may leave me a message on my confidential voice mail and I will return your call as soon as I can ~ Alternatively you may also contact me via email which I pick up on a regular basis.