Joanna Davies MBACP Accredited Counsellor

Joanna Davies  MBACP Accredited Counsellor

122 Winter Road

07922 991238

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About me

I work with: Anxiety, Depression, Self Esteem, Relationship and Sexual Issues, Co-dependence, Stress, Unresolved Childhood Issues, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Grief and Loss. I offer both short and long term therapy for individuals.

I am an experienced accredited BACP and UKRCP registered Counsellor. I am also a qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Counsellor and a general nember of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists. I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor.

By using a number of different theoretical approaches; psychodynamic, gestalt, person-centred and transactional analysis, as well as mindfulness and an integrated trauma model, I tailor the way I work with each individual.

I offer a safe and accepting place for you to work through any issues that are affecting your life. 
I may work in many different ways based on what suits you best.  Often I work by:

* Giving space to make sense of thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
* Exploring and understanding patterns of thinking, feeling and relating.
* Looking for ways to open up the opportunity to make some changes if you chose to do so.
* Understanding how you currently manage difficulties: what works and what doesn't.
* Looking at ways to make better decisions and take better care of yourself.
*Recognising your needs and responding to them.
* Understanding your relationships.

Counselling offers the opportunity to develop a trusting relationship in which to work through the difficult issues that occur throughout life.  It can help you gain a new perspective that supports a more satisfying and resourceful way of living.


I have been counselling for over 17 years, working at One in Four Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Faces in Focus Young Person's Counselling Service, The Awareness Centre NHS Counselling and Ealing Abbey Psychosexual and Relationship Counselling. I have held a private practice for the past 14 years where I provide both short and longer term therapy.

I have worked for over 12 years with a sexual abuse counselling service, where I specialised in counselling survivors of rape and sexual violation, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence/abusive relationships and associated issues such as self harm, eating disorders, substance misuse, sexual and relationship issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociation, anxiety and panic.

I am also a Clinical Supervisor.

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I am also a member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (previously the British Association of Sexual and Relationship Therapists-BASRT)

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
Advanced Level Training Psychosexual Therapy
The London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (CoSRT Approved)
Certificate in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (CoSRT Approved)
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
BSc (Hons) Psychology

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sexual issues I work with include:
Premature Ejaculation
Erectile Dysfunction
Performance Anxiety
Delayed Ejaculation
Loss of/decreased sexual desire
Anxiety/phobias around sex
Sexual issues resulting from an abusive experience
Sex and shame
Inability to orgasm
Inability to have penetrative sex- women (vaginismus)
Painful sex (Dyspareunia)
Sex after Childbirth

Relationship issues I work with include:

Comminication issues

Trust issues


Intimacy issues

Relationship break-ups

Changing negative relational patterns



Individual Assessment Session: £25           Individual Sessions: £45

Couple Assessment Session £30                 Couple counselling session £50

All sessions last for 50 minutes.

Further information

Counselling is a big step, if you're unsure about anything and would like the opportunity to discuss things further please feel free to give me call on 07922991238.  I am happy to answer any queries and discuss options with you.

Maps & Directions

Portsmouth, PO4 8DP

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Fridays:  Daytime and Evening.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme