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MSc, PgDip, BSc (Hons), BABCP (Accred)

About me

***4 degrees in Psychology and Psychotherapy and 15+ years clinical work experience***

I am an experienced trauma therapist and have been working in mental health for over 15 years with various client groups. I have previously worked as a Senior CBT therapist and EMDR therapist in the NHS. I am accredited by the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

I specialise in treating clients with variety of problems however my specialisation is treating trauma, PTSD and low self-esteem.

When working with clients who experienced trauma (and other disorders) I use CBT and EMDR combined to help alleviate trauma symptoms and have almost 100% recovery rates for single trauma treatment, measured by a trauma specific questionnaire called Impact of Events Scale revised (IES-r).

I am passionate about helping people to heal and rebuild their lives so they can enjoy life and achieve their full potential. There is often a misconception that when trauma is experienced, you’ll have to live with it for the rest of your life but this is simply not true. How do I know? Because I helped hundreds of clients to reduce trauma symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts about trauma, strong negative emotions or physical sensations associated with trauma and its aftermath.

And this is what my clients have said after working with me: 

'The negative childhood experiences that I thought were impenetrable, now no longer keep me stuck and I have found myself with a vastly improved quality of life and self-esteem.' - Rachel

'Without Joanna I would probably still be in a very dark place. She taught me techniques to cope when things got difficult and her gentle encouragement to find my own way to happiness was invaluable.'  - Luna

'Having therapy with Joanna has fundamentally changed my life for the better. In our initial session Joanna showed deep and compassionate understanding of both my present-day problems and the past experiences that fed into these. She then effectively and efficiently supported me to work through these issues so that I could get to a place of good health and peace of mind'  - Victoria

I offer one-to-one remote therapy sessions via telephone or Zoom/Skype/WhatsApp/FaceTime where in a safe and non-judgemental environment you can explore your difficulties and concerns and work towards healing.

I am here to help and my clients’ success is paramount. 

And if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I’d be more than happy to help. 

And remember  -  with the right guidance you can change your life at any stage! You don’t have to be stuck living your life that just simply doesn’t work for you. It’s up to you to take that first step. 

Have a wonderful day and speak to you soon! 

Training, qualifications & experience

2021 - MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology

2016 - EMDR training

2014 - CBT for Chronic Pain and Chronic Fatigue workshop

2013 - PgDip in CBT for Depression and Anxiety Disorders

2013 - CBT Informed Complex Trauma Training

2011 - MSc in Existential Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy

2010 - Working with clients in a short-term model workshop

2009 – Mental Disorder and Substance Misuse Treatment Programme Certificate

2007 – Introduction to CBT certificate

2007 - BSc (Hons) Psychology

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.


Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

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Taunton, Somerset, TA1

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Young people
Older adults

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