Dr Joanna Nowill CPsycol, MBACP, HPC Registered
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I provide one-to-one therapy and counselling to adults. I treat all kinds of psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, phobia, relationship difficulties, post-traumatic stress disorder and so on. I have worked part-time in the NHS in a health psychology department and understand the intimate links between health conditions and psychological problems.
My therapeutic approach tends to be integrative. I use a lot of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) but always from a person-centred perspective. As far as I am concerned, the client is the expert on their condition; I am there as a facilitator to help them untangle themselves and to help them towards a more rewarding journey in life. I believe in the power of 'mindfulness' - being truly present - and use some techniques from mindfulness practice in my work. I also use EMDR which is highly effective for PTSD and anxiety.
Under normal circumstances, I work from our clinic situated behind the Nuffield Hospital, Cheltenham, at Pure Offices. Plenty of parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
I undertook my training at Wolverhampton University and gained a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy which is particularly effective for sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder. I have worked in various settings including the NHS and forensic services.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £120 an hour.