Fleur Joyce MSc, PG Dip, BABCP accred. ACT/CBT psychotherapist
Hello, thank you for taking the time to visit my page, I hope I'm able to help. Since you are here, I assume that you, or someone you care about, is struggling with some sort of psychological difficulty, and perhaps feeling very stuck. You are not alone, increasing numbers of people are in the same boat, finding the many demands, stresses and expectations of modern society sometimes overwhelming. Many too, seek help dealing with painful memories and experiences which can follow difficult life events.
I offer high quality, evidence-based therapy for a range of problems from depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, phobias, anger problems, obsessive compulsive disorder, sleep problems, trauma, stress, lack of motivation, and the problems that arise from living with long-term pain and other health issues.
I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (you can find a helpful description of ACT elsewhere on this site), to help people get free of inner obstacles, and move to a life that is rich in meaning and purpose. There is a growing body of scientific evidence that ACT helps people, not only with the kind of psychological problems listed here, but in general, to live more healthily and more connected with the people, activities and ways of being that matter to them. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Training are being used in all sorts of settings, in schools, in sport, in businesses and organisations, helping people to overcome their barriers and live and work according to their heartfelt values. I have benefited so much from applying ACT principles to my life, that I have no difficulty in recommending it to others.
Of course no therapy works perfectly for everyone, but if you decide to give ACT a try, I will help you to learn skills that have the potential to transform your life. In common with other behaviour therapies, the power of ACT depends on you applying what you learn in the real world and making it part of your everyday life. Like learning anything it helps to have an ‘offline’ space to practise first. Your ACT sessions are designed to provide a safe place to do this; my job is to act as your guide.
I am a highly trained, BABCP accredited psychological therapist with over 15 years therapy experience working in the NHS, with a wide range of problems and issues. I love doing this work, and having the opportunity to help people to deal well with painful thoughts and feelings, to treat themselves kindly, and connect with what really matters to them, and so transform their lives. I am a friendly, down to earth person, and I believe that this therapy can make a significant difference to a person’s life. I first trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and later in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and continue to attend workshops and conferences to develop depth and breadth in my practice. In addition to my therapy work, I teach and supervise other professionals in these approaches.
Find me also on the therapist listings of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP), the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS) and visit my Facebook page 'Fleur Joyce Psychotherapist'.
I am a registered therapist with BUPA and with PPP AXA.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) (Bangor) 1982
Registered General Nurse 1993
MSc Pain Management (University of Cardiff Medical School) 2003
Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (King's College, London) 2007
Workshops in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Steven Hayes, Kelly Wilson, Robyn Walser, Tobias Lundgren, Sonya Batten, Joe Oliver and others, 2009 - ongoing.
Extended training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Mindfulness Training Ltd, London, 2014-15
Attended World Conference of the Association for Contextual and Behavioural Science, Berlin, 2015
I worked as an intensive care nurse from 1993-2000, then as Clinical Nurse Specialist in Chronic Pain until 2009. I then moved to Shrewsbury to my present NHS post as psychotherapist in the primary care mental health service, Shropshire Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Chronic pain and other health issues
£75 per 60 minute session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer evening sessions, face to face or by Skype. Usually a course of therapy involves around 6-12 sessions, though this is flexible according to your needs and wishes.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer one to one supervision in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).