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About me

Having originally trained in Person-Centred Counselling, I have developed a great interest in other forms of counselling and therapy and can tailor your counselling experience to suit your specific needs. As part of my commitment to this work, I regularly attend further training and continuing professional development. I work with my clients to discover the best way forward for each individual, whether this is long-term exploration of historical problems or short-term solution based work. I can also provide mindfulness in sessions if this is required.

What to expect in a first session

A first session is an opportunity for us to decide whether we will be a good "fit". I believe that a trusting relationship should be at the heart of the work between counsellor and client and this first session gives us both the opportunity to decide whether we feel comfortable with each other. First sessions also include some brief admin and paperwork, but nothing too onerous! As well as the usual contact details for you, I will ask for the name of your GP and an emergency contact.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Qualified Cruse Bereavement support worker

Have an array of experience working with people from all walks of life. I have worked for a GP practice, for counselling charities and am now in private practice.

Member organisations


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.


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


Two spaces at £35.00 for students and low income.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Joanna Bazalgette

Joanna Bazalgette