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 Health Assured & I am BUPA recognised
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A.C.P Senior Accredited Counsellor
B.A.C.P Accredited Supervisor
Grief Recovery Specialist 2015
Diploma Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) 2013
Mindfulness training 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 Counselling, 2002
PG Cert Ed, 2000
Diploma in Palliative Care 1998
BSc (Hons) Community Studies 1997
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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).
£45.00 per session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Counselling fees:£45 for individuals, £65 couples & families depending on time required. 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 required 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.
Please note I have restricted appointments for face to face clients. However I have online appointments via Zoom/Skype or telephone counselling appointments.
Contact me for further details.
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 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