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JOAN HOWLETT MBACP (Snr Accred) Counsellor & Supervisor

Southminster, Essex, CM0
07510355067 07510355067 Registered / Accredited
Southminster, Essex, CM0

About me

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

My Qualifications

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

RGN, 1981

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavement  specialist

Grief Recovery Specialist


Family Therapist

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).

Skype/Zoom counselling


Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Counselling fees:£45 for individuals, £65 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 £65 for a 75 minute session

Sliding scale fee for those on a low income

Supervision fees £45 per hour or £65 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 £45 for 50 minutes

Skype/Zoom sessions are available for both Supervision and Counselling.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

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.   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

St Lawrence

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Whilst my counselling room is on one level, access to this is via a heavy shingled drive and side access.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I am a B.A.C.P Senior Accredited Supervisor and have been a Clinical Supervisor for health professionals since 2003. .

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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JOAN HOWLETT MBACP (Snr Accred) Counsellor & Supervisor

JOAN HOWLETT MBACP (Snr Accred) Counsellor & Supervisor