Jo-Ann Roden (BSc, UKCP reg., MBACP accred, UKRCP))

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About me

I am a registered psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor (UKCP registered/BACP Accredited) working in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames.

In private practice I provide integrative psychotherapy and counselling for adults and adolescents around a range of issues including, anxiety, childhood abuse, addictions, emerging adulthood, midlife, existential crisis, bereavement and loss.

I practise in an empathically oriented and clinically grounded way offering both long term psychotherapy and time limited counselling. My approach to therapy is a synthesis of developmental, humanistic and archetypal psychologies that places relational engagement at the heart of long term change.

I offer integrative supervision to trainee and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists.

What is Integrative Psychotherapy

I take a relational approach to the exploration of what brings you to therapy now. This may involve a re-telling of your life story and how you have arrived at your current position. This is a soulful journey of discovery and challenge that will take us into light and dark spaces of the heart and mind.
My approach is essentially integrative drawing on systemic, humanistic, developmental and archetypal psychologies, the main premise being that it is the quality and depth of relationship that promotes change.
This is not a system of psychology that looks to fix, instantly solve, or cure away symptoms. Nor are symptoms dismissed! Instead symptoms may be seen as messengers to be listened to and understood. What might they be calling us to notice?
The therapeutic process involves re-working and re-visioning what it means to be you, right here right now and that may require delving into the past to gain insight and understanding about your present and possible futures.
We would usually meet weekly for 50minute sessions (sometimes it may feel right to have more than one session a week).

Why Now?

Maybe you feel dissatisfied with your life and long for something else but are just not sure what! Perhaps you feel stressed, depressed or exhausted from the heroic struggles of everyday life and need some solace or a change of pace. Or maybe you have old childhood wounding that needs attention.

Why Here?

Choosing a therapist can be a difficult process and one that needs careful consideration. First we can meet for an initial consultation/assessment session after which we can decide together whether and how to proceed. A growing body of evidence points to the quality of the relationship between therapist and client as being the core factor in the healing process so with that in mind the aim of our work together will be interactive and mutually engaging.

Training, qualifications & experience

Core Qualifications

  • Diploma in Integrative Supervision – The Minster Centre
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy UKCP reg. –
  • Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling (a BACP accredited training) –
  • BSc (Hons.) Philosophy & Psychology (1994-1998) – City University

In private practice my specialisms include;working with childhood abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, working with addiction, personality and eating disorders. I have ten years of experience working with the complexities of substance abuse and other addictive behaviours and attitudes. And many years experience working creatively and imaginatively with existential crisis, midlife, emerging adulthood and post natal depression.

I work in a transpersonal - but not spiritual -way which may include the use of the imagination, dreams and myth.

As well as holding a private practice offering psychotherapy and supervision, I have eight years of experience designing and delivering training’s and workshops and I am a member of the introductory training team at I also work as supervisor for the low cost counselling service at and as a school counsellor.

I have ten years experience working with adolescents; working with children and young people affected by the substance use of their parents, with children and young people affected by domestic violence and mental health problems and working with struggling families.

My therapeutic interests include; research into maternal violence, exploration of the therapeutic relationship and its bio-physical-energetic core, transpersonal transaction, and the sometimes lonely experience of being a child.

Other Related Training

  • Couples counselling
  • APT Risk Assessment training (covering DICES model)
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy course
  • Facilitating Groups (@Mainliners)
  • SADAS - Drug and Alcohol Counselling Training
  • How to Handle Violence & Aggression
  • Motivational Interviewing Course
  • Working with Young People who Self Harm
  • Dual Diagnosis training
  • Common Assessment Framework -Lead Practitioner Training
  • Training the Trainers
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Mental Capacity Act Training
  • How to recognise Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Emerging adulthood, adolescence, midlife, voluntary childless, pornography addiction, transpersonal, existential crisis, grief, maternal violence.


Fees: £60 per fifty minute session (Concession and student rates sometimes available).

Maps & Directions

Twickenham, TW2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekday and evenings.

Types of client

Young people

Supervision & training

I provide Integrative Supervision for trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists working with adults and adolescents. .

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