Joanna John BA (Hons) MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Joanna John BA (Hons) MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Lower Parkstone

01202 735717 / 07803054527

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Lower Parkstone

01202 735717 / 07803054527

About me

At some stage in their lives most people experience worry or depression and need support coping with pain, loss, disappointment or uncertainty. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence to show that counselling and psychotherapy can help.
I believe that counselling provides a unique opportunity to talk to someone who will not judge you - or tell you what to do. Instead we would work together to help you make sense of your life, by exploring your feelings with a view to helping you cope more easily with your issues and concerns.
My approach is Integrative which means that I am able to draw on different theories to suit the needs of different clients. Ultimately the goal is to help people understand and accept who they are whilst supporting and promoting positive change.
I work from premises in Lower Parkstone. I see individuals for short or long-term counselling. I work with adults and young people with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self esteem, bereavement and relationship issues.

I also offer counselling supervision to individuals or groups.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP senior accredited counsellor with a BA hons and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative counselling. I have also done some training in CBT.
I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 10 years I have worked extensively for the NHS as well as for many organisations such as banks and the Dorset Police.
I supervise other counsellors and psychotherapists.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£45 per hour. Counselling students: £30

Further information

I offer a free half hour initial consultation. I work during the day but also some evenings.

Maps & Directions

Poole, BH14

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Supervision available