Joan Edwards

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MA Counselling, BACP (Accred), Dip Counsellor Supervision
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Leyburn, DL8
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About me

I work from home, and while drawing on my experience as a mature practitioner, I am primerily a 'person-centred' counsellor which means that you are in control  of your sessions, and choose what you feel is important to talk about.  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, and to perhaps offer a different perspective if that is helpful.  I am warm and empathetic and enjoy being with people who are interested in their self-development and well-being.

I work with individuals, and while happy to work with relationship issues, I  do not see couples.  I also only work with adults and young people over the age of sixteen.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a mature counsellor with over 25 years of experience gained in several different settings - including GP Surgeries, Workplaces, Schools, Colleges and Universities. I now work entirely from home, and offer a flexible service to suit the needs of my clients.  I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor, working with a wide range of counsellors with varying experience, and 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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

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


£40.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Counselling £40 per hour for single sessions.  Sessions of up to 90 minutes can be arranged if appropriate.

Supervision £50 per hour for self-paying individuals.  £60 per hour for organisations.

Please note that I do not work with couples, or young people under the age of 16.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Latest evening sessions start at 6pm

Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I live in a bungalow, but while I am wheelchair accessible, it is advisable to forewarn me as the drive is fairly steep, and there is gravel to contend with in order to get to my therapy room door, so you may need help.

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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