Joan Broderick Bsc (Psych), Registered Member of the BACP
In this very challenging time of Covid-19 and isolation I am working with clients, by Zoom Skype, WhatsApp or Phone
I am a qualified counsellor, who works in a holistic way because of my experience in several different fields of psychology, counselling, health, cognitive behaviour psychotherapy, mindfulness and complementary therapy.
I am a holistic therapist qualified in nutrition, massage, Reiki and I am also a Bach/Australian Bush practitioner, working with remedies for the emotions, mind, body and spirit. I believe when counselling my clients that the whole person, body, mind and spirit needs helping. I have found through experience that when you look at all aspects of your life your wellbeing improves. This is one of the reasons I have studied different modalities to integrate in my counselling and adapt them according to my clients’ needs. I feel having a range of therapy to offer helps to understand clients and enhances the quality of the counselling relationship.
How I can help you
I offer a person centred approach to therapy as I believe that we all have the ability within us to heal and make changes in our lives, with reassurance in a safe and confidential environment. I take a therapeutic approach that is non-judgemental, empathetic, caring and supportive, where you will be heard, valued and understood. I will offer you the time and space to explore your difficulties and the opportunity to discover new ways to understand the meanings of your thoughts, feelings and emotions.
In my 20 years of experience I have worked with many individuals from diverse backgrounds and the difficulties that they have endured. Some of which include, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, grief, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar, depression, anger and domestic violence.
I have a particular interest in dyslexia and fully appreciate the emotional repercussions that accompany what is commonly known as a learning difficulty. Many people with dyslexia seem to have a sense of being imprisoned and restricted due to their struggles with reading and writing. Having slow processing skills causes frustration, profoundly effecting a person’s confidence and feeling of self-worth. There are several specific emotions and difficulties commonly associated with dyslexia. Anxiety is the most frequent emotion suffered. Some adults may be so deeply affected that they become depressed. Many adults may feel a sense of shame carried through from the years when they were often labelled and written off as ‘lazy’, or ‘unwilling to learn’. Through my understanding of dyslexia and counselling we can explore these difficulties and discover your dyslexic advantages together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Applied Psychology Counselling and health level 6 (BSc Hons Degree)
- Cognitive behaviour Psychotherapy level 7 (Postgraduate Diploma )
- Therapeutic Counselling Diploma level 4
- Mindfulness Resilience Enhancement Training
- Practitioner in integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT).
- NCFE Level 2 in in mental health Awareness.
- ABC Counselling Concepts
- Holistic therapies award
- Petitioner In Dr Bach remedies
- Intensive practitioner training in Australian Bush Flower Essences
- Aromatherapy Massage (Diploma)
- Indian Head (Diploma)
- Nutritional Advice (Diploma)
- Reiki healing
As part of my Continuing Professional Development I have received training in the following areas:
- Trauma and Somatic Experiencing
- Healthy body and mind
- Body language
- 30 module Training Programme Steps to leadership
- Existential Touchstones - the Bridge between the Core Conditions and Presence
- Cultural Awareness
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Awareness
- Patient confidentiality
- Secure Handling of Confidential Information
- Assertiveness skills
- Effective team working
- Self- management and coping strategies for carers
- Dyslexia Awareness
- Research project Dyslexia and anxiety
- Research project Dyslexia and self-esteem
- Research Investigation in to the main theories on dyslexia
- Australian Bush Advanced practitioners on remedies for mental and emotional wellbeing
- Hopi Ear Candles
- Reflexology for autism
- Introduction to Kinesiology
- Introduction to crystal therapy
- Introductory on flower formulas.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I currently charge: £50 for one hour sessions
Concessions rates available for carers.