JOAN HOWLETT MBACP (Snr Accred) Counsellor & Supervisor
Thank you for taking the first step to see if counselling is for you. I am a positive believer that if you are unhappy in your life that change is possible. As a Senior BACP Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor I know that seeking help can be extremely difficult. I have a vast amount of experience in both the NHS and the private sector dealing with all types of difficulties. I am an Integrative counsellor which means that I use various approaches such as Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, CBT and Person-centred therapy based on individual client needs to ensure the most effective outcomes are achieved. Within my practice I offer both open- ended counselling and short term counselling for both adults, families and children over the age of 8.
My practice is based on recommendations from people who have had a positive experience of counselling they have received from me.
Within the practice my specialties are in the following :- Cancer and life threatening illnesses, Bereavement, Grief Recovery, Stress, Adoption, Anxiety and Depression, Couple Counselling and Family Therapy.
I also offer a 8 week Grief Recovery Method Programme which is a non counselling approach. This method is suitable for anyone who has suffered a loss which can be bereavement, loss of job, loss of a home, divorce or separation. This programme can be done individually or in a small group.
I undertake work with health professionals:- GPs, Nurses, Mental Health Workers, Social Workers and other allied health professionals for counselling or supervision.
I undertake E.A.P work for Workplace Wellness, Simply Health & I am BUPA recognised
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A.C.P Senior Accredited Counsellor
B.A.C.P Accredted Supervisor
Grief Recovery Specialist 2015
Diploma Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) 2013
Mindfulness trainiing for people who have had a stroke 2010
Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision 2010
Family Attachment Focused Counsellor 2009
Addiction training for Counsellors 2008
Adoption Training Course (Link) for Counsellors 2007
Registered Counsellor with Essex County (adoption)
Diploma Integrative Counselling, 2006
Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling Skills, 2004
Certificate Person-centred Couns, 2002
PG Cert Ed, 2000
Diploma in Palliative Care 1998
BSc (Hons) Community Studies 1997
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Grief Recovery Specialist
Child/Young person therapist (8-18)
Experience of counselling people from different cultures
Telephone counselling for UK residents and International clients (when booking an appointment please use GMT).
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Counselling fees:£45 for individuals, £60 couples & families depending on time requirred. Please note that couples and families require longer session which is reflected in the price.
Grief Recovery Method Course which consists of 8 weekly sessions.
Shorter sessions for younger children are negotiated according to their age.
NLP £60 for 1.5 hours
Sliding scale fee for those on a low income
Supervision fees £40 per hour or £60 for 1.5 hours
Telephone Counselling available for UK and International residents. A landline is requirred so I can contact you.
Cost are £30 for 30 minutes or £40 for 50 minutes
Skype sessions are available for both Supervision and Counselling.
Contact me for further details or go to my website and use my booking form.
You can also use this form to book the individual Grief Recovery Programme or find out when the next small group starts.
I also offer some sessions for telephone counselling please look at my website for further information. This is available for both U.K residents and international clients.
Some weekend and evening counselling available
Direct referrals taken from G.Ps and other healthcare professionals
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
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Supervision & training
I am a B.A.C.P Senior Accredited Supervisor and have been a Clinical Supervisor for health professionals since 2003.