Joan Kelly

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MA MBACP(Accred.)UKRC Reg. Advanced EMDR Practitioner
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Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6
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About me


I offer open-ended and short-term counselling through the medium of Teams or Zoom within a wide range of issues:
Couples Counselling,  Confidence Issues, Panic and Anxiety Attacks, Work stress and Depression, as well as Coaching.

I also offer onsite work place Mediation and Stress Management Consultancy. 

Fully trained, accredited, and with extensive experience in working with PTSD both in my private practice and as a registered provider for most of the major UK Insurance Companies and EAP's (Employee Assistance Programme). I am also an PFOA approved counsellor.

 I also provide therapeutic services, including counselling and trauma management (Critical Incident Response), for major Employee Assistance Providers, Human Resource Departments and Private Health Care Companies in the UK and overseas, and am a registered provider for most of the major UK Insurance Companies and EAP's

My counselling orientation is Eclecticism. This approach gives both myself and my clients the freedom and the flexibility to work within a wide range of counselling approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. In other words, the client does not have to fit into an already prescribed model. The model is instead individually fitted to the needs of each client. My style is warm, though pragmatic, and feedback from clients would seem to indicate that I am easy to talk to. I believe it is necessary to be able to demonstrate understanding and respect for the client's 'story' before a client can feel sufficiently confident and supported to move forward within the work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered/Accredited Counsellor with BACP and UKRC
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy

Accredited Professional Membership National Counselling Society
Certificate in Workplace Mediation

Member of The Institute of Organisational Dynamics.
Dip. Performance Coaching

Cert of Attendance Advanced Couples Course
Qualified Practitioner Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Qualified in Post-Trauma Stress:
On/Off Site Critical Incident Support.
Cert. Life Coaching
Advanced Cert in Education/ Lecturer in FE
Cert. Drugs Awareness/Counselling
Cert. Working with Sexual Minorities - GLBT
Cert: Intro to Psychosexual Therapy with Sexual Minority Clients
Advanced EMDR Practitioner - Trauma/Anxiety/ Panic Attacks/Fear of Flying/Fear of travelling on trains and tubes/Phobias/OCD.
Member of The EMDR Assoc UK and Ireland

Formerly a Case Manager (7 years) with a Global EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The range of issues with which I work include Couples/Relationship Issues, Panic/Anxiety Attacks, Depression, Stress and Work Issues/Fear of flying/Fear of travel on trains and tubes.
Responses to Organisations include:

Extensive experience of staff development, working with a variety of corporate organisations across a broad range of market sectors. The work includes Performance Coaching to clients from Blue Chip organisations, Back to Work Assessments and Reports to Organisations.
Conflict Mediation and Post-Trauma On-Site Support.

I offer one free course of counselling to ex-army veterans. Qualified in EMDR and Post-trauma work and with extensive experience of working with PTSD and anxiety related presentations, both for Insurance companies, EAPs and privately, veterans may contact me for an assessment and discussion on the 'way forward'. The work is open-ended which means I will work with that person for as long as is necessary.


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Individuals: £60 

Couples: £75 

Registered with most of the major Insurance/Health Providers


Registered with most of the major Insurance/Health Providers


Organisations: Fees by request
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Extensive experience of Critical Incident De-briefing and post-trauma support.
First Responder to organisations.
Professional Workplace Mediation
Alternative Dispute Resolution

When I work

Via /Zoom/Teams

Cookham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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