Joan Kelly MA MBACP(Accred.)UKRC Reg. Advanced EMDR Practitioner

Joan Kelly MA MBACP(Accred.)UKRC Reg. Advanced EMDR Practitioner


07966 367 882 / 07966367882

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About me

I offer open-ended and short-term counselling at two locations (Berkshire and London) within a wide range of issues:
Fear of Flying (EMDR),  Couples Counselling,  Confidence Issues, Panic and Anxiety Attacks, Work stress and Depression, as well as Coaching, Mediation and Stress Management Consultancy. I also work with Fear of Travelling on Trains and Tubes (EMDR), OCD and Phobias.
Fully trained 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.

In addition I offer a Chronic Pain Protocol using the EMDR Model.
Sometimes pain can continue longer than expected. Long term pain can lead to changes in the nervous system causing the pain to become 'locked' in the nervous system. EMDR is a means of stimulating the nervous system to help it change the pain response.
It does not of course remove the causation or medical condition. It simply creates a different reponse to the pain.

I also provide therapeutic services, including counselling and trauma management, for major Employee Assistance Providers, Human Resource Departments and Private Health Care Companies in the UK 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
Certificate in Workplace Mediation
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

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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.


Individuals: £45 in Cookham, Berks.

Couples: £55 in Cookham Berks

Registered with most of the major Insurance/Health Providers

EMDR Sessions: £60


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

Further information

The setting in which I work is calm, tranquil and is non-domestic.
It is readily accessible from a wide area including the M4 and M40 and is also served by rail if you are coming to see me in Cookham. Excellent parking facilities and a variety of waiting areas within the building so as to ensure your confidentiality.

Maps & Directions

Maidenhead, SL6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Cookham: Thursdays and Fridays

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme