Joanna Smith - Reg MBACP, Dip. Counselling, Qualified Couples Counsellor
I'm a qualified counsellor and work with couples, adults and young people. I am a registered member of the BACP and work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. My clients are offered a safe, confidential and non judgemental space and I aim to create a therapeutic relationship within which the client can feel able to explore the issues which have brought him or her to counselling. We work to facilitate personal growth and the finding of the best way forward for the client.
I am happy to have a chat on the phone or initial meeting to talk about any questions a potential client may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
Graduate certificate in Systemic Practice: Families and Couples 2013
Post Graduate certificate in COUPLES COUNSELLING 2011
Introduction to CBT 2008
HE Diploma in Person centred Counselling 2007
Certificate in Counselling skills 2004
Short Courses in bereavement, phobias and post traumatic stress, self harm, eating disorders, brief solution focused, ADHD, and teenage pregnancy.
I have 12 years experience counselling in various settings including private practice, bereavement service, youth service, teenage pregnancy service and schools.
I am a registered member of the BACP and hold a current DBS certificate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session for individuals and £50 for couples, but negotiable for those on low income and benefits. I charge £30 per session for students studying counselling. Appointments are available in the evenings and at the weekends as well as during the day.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
In addition to weekdays, I offer sessions on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|