About me

I work primarily as a Person-Centred counsellor which means that you are in control of the content of your sessions.  We will work together to explore and work out your issues and needs, and I will endeavour to help you to find ways forward.  I am not here to give advice but to listen in a non-judgemental and encouraging manner.  I am warm and empathetic and enjoy being with people who are interested in their self-development and well-being.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been counselling for over 25 years, and as well as being in Private Practice, I have worked in several different settings - including GP Surgeries, Workplaces, Schools and universities. I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor, working with a wide range of counsellors with varying experience, counselling in different settings.  

I have a Diploma in Counselling (1997), MA in Counselling (2001),  Diploma in Counselling Supervision (2003)

I have been Accredited with BACP as a counsellor since 2006.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood Sexual Abuse (adults), Rape, Marital Rape, Emotional neglect, transgender issues. 


From £35.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Counselling £35 per hour if 4 or more sessions are booked and paid for in advance, £40 per hour for single sessions.  Sessions of up to 90 minutes can be arranged if appropriate.

Supervision from £40 per hour


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Latest evening sessions start at 6.30pm


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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My house is very old and is on different levels. My therapy room is upstairs, and unfortunately you need to be mobile enough to climb a split staircase. There are bannisters on both sides, and a landing in the middle.

Online platforms



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I'm a mature supervisor with 25+ years of experience, s'vising counsellors from different backgrounds, in various settings and all experience levels.

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Joan Edwards

Joan Edwards