Joanna Goodfellow - Counsellor Psychotherapist Supervisor UKCP MBACP(Snr Acred)
I am a skilled and compassionate therapist with 25 years experience. I aim to bring those she works with closer to the centre of the circle of their own lives. Like the rings within a tree, we are that inner central ring which can become damaged or misshapen by trauma and loss. I seek to discover a deeper knowing of that inner self in order to heal and recover.
I works with adults and couples with a broad range of issues using a Gestalt orientation, bringing the present “here and now” into sessions. Through the process of counselling or therapy, you can gain greater self-awareness and learn ways of handling stress and other life issues.
I offer a warm, supportive, and inquisitive space where we explore what isn’t working in your life or relationships, where we can work together to help you make the connections you need to make, to find resolution and move on.
I am a graduate of Metanoia in 1998 and formerly the Director of Services at The Minster Centre in London, where I oversaw the delivery of counselling and psychotherapy services to the most disadvantaged in our society. I have worked in mental health services for over 25 years providing counselling services in both the voluntary and private sector. I have worked within the private sector working with employee assistance programmes and with Aviva, Care First, Moving Minds, and The Priory.
Therapy or counselling can be over in a few sessions or it may be open ended. The method we choose will depend upon the issue you choose to work on. If you are working with a specific problem and are looking for a concrete solution our work may be completed in a limited number of sessions with a measurable outcome. If you are struggling with a general dissatisfaction and are looking for broad change, these areas generally require an open ended number of sessions before you experience significant change.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Pscyhotherapy 1998
BACP Accredited Supervisor 2010
Diploma in Counselling 1992
Brief Solution Therapy 1993
Diploma Integrative Clinical Supervision 1997
Diploma GPTI Psychotherapy 1998
Life Coaching 2000-2001
EMDR Level III 2008
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working with carers
Individuals £50 for fifty minute session
Couples £65 for one hour
EMDR 1 hour. £65
Supervision £50 for 1 hour, £75 for 1.5 hours
My approach is humanistic. Emotional problems may arise when people are prevented by their circumstances from realising their full potential, the aim of therapy is to increase insight and self-development. In order to discover where you are going you need to know exactly where you are now. In order to do this, we look closely at aspects of your present life and relationships. I aim to help you to find out what stops you from being the person you feel you really are, and to make the changes that will help you to feel more genuinely yourself.
I work with both individuals and couples counselling. With individuals I can work on short or long term therapy dealing with a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement and anger management. When providing couple counselling I work with the relationship issues presented.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Supervision & training
I am qualified as an Integrative Clinical Supervisor with The Minster Centre in 1997.