My name is Joan Callister. I am a qualified counsellor, and I would like to offer my services to you. I am able to offer a holistic service which is supportive and non judgemental. I am a warm empathic person and able to help you work through emotional difficulties.
Most of the time in life we have resources which allow us to cope however sometimes in life an event or situation can stop us in our tracks and we become stuck. Counselling is a way of finding ourselves during these difficult times. I offer a non judgemental empathic service which allows you to explore problems and feelings that will enable you to move on in life.
My background is as a registered nurse and midwife and I have used counselling skills regularly in my work. I have lots of life experience and I have lived and worked in Australia and worked for many years within aboriginal communities. I have also worked in the NHS and private sector.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 2 Counselling Skills
- Level 3 Certificate in counselling studies
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- ABC Accredited Cruse Bereavement Counsellor.
I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to the ethical framework. I attend workshops and education sessions to keep myself up to date and current.
I have worked in various settings which include secondary schools. I am a volunteer counsellor for the prison service, and I also work as a volunteer bereavement counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Services.
My experience includes anger, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, relationship problems, gender issues, low confidence, bereavement, emotional and sexual abuse.
I have a full indemnity insurance policy.
I also have a private practise of which everyone is welcome.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
I offer my services for £30.00 an hour, I offer a professional service at a fair price. Through counselling I can help you deal with personal and private issues.
Depending on availability it may be possible to meet weekdays, week nights and weekends.
Home visits may be possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|