April Joyce - Couple and Individual Relationship Therapist
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with experience in helping couples and individuals work on problems in their relationships.
Couples may come to see me wanting greater connection, because they have become stuck in the same old arguments, are experiencing a lack of sexual intimacy or are perhaps dealing with an affair. They may be struggling with parenting issues, have suffered a trauma or loss, or considering separation.
Individuals might come for therapy wanting to make sense of past experiences in order to forge more meaningful relationships as they move ahead.
I offer a calm, safe space in which we can explore your difficulties to bring about better understanding and enable positive change. My approach is warm and empathic with a stance that holds each partner and their relationship in mind.
I see clients from a diverse age range, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, same sex and heterosexual.
If you are experiencing relationship problems and wish to discuss how therapy might help, please feel free to email me and we can arrange a 15-minute phone consultation, free of charge.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained and qualified as a Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at Tavistock Relationships, London. I also completed the Foundation for Infant Loss Training.
In addition to my private practice, I am a visiting clinician and assessor at Tavistock Relationships. I also teach and supervise professionals within the NHS IAPT Couple Therapy for Depression service.
I am a fully registered member of BACP and undertake regular supervision.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone session
Weekly sessions - Individuals £70. Couples £90.
Sessions are usually 50-minutes weekly, either short or longer term. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, I currently see clients online via Zoom. Face-to-face sessions will likely resume in time at sites in north and central London. Online therapy, including sessions for overseas clients and those out of London, will continue to be an option.