Joanna Clapp, Registered Member MBACP. Counselling and Psychotherapy
I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist with an accessible private practice in Hastings and St Leonards. People come with all kinds of concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and confusion. Things may have felt not right for a long time, or a recent event may have triggered doubts or questions. Your sessions will give you insight and perspective to make decisions and feel better.
There may not be others you feel you can talk to openly about what's going on. I give you a confidential space where you can talk freely about whatever's on your mind. Your sessions with me will lead you to a deeper understanding about yourself, your current situation, and your relationships with others so that you gain an improved sense of well-being and clarity.
As a couple you may be unsure if the difficulties you're going through are life's ups and downs, or something more serious. Counselling can help make your relationship more fulfilling, or can help manage your separation and its impact on others if this is the right thing for you.
In the first session, we will discuss and agree how best to work together. Revealing hidden patterns from the past and gaining techniques to manage daily life are both useful. They will start to loosen the hold of unwanted behaviours and bring about change. Your counselling will start straightaway.
I offer flexible appointments which include Saturdays and evenings. Sessions can be short-term to focus on a specific concern, or longer-term allowing more time in a non-judgemental and private environment. Video or telephone counselling may fit in better with your working pattern or location, or with managing your disability.
Concessions and monthly discounts are available, see below.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Further training in:
Couples and relationships
Dreams in therapy
End of life
Pre-trial therapy, domestic violence
Bereavement and loss
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
DBS checked, insured, and regular supervision.
I currently work in private practice and in a local low-cost counselling service in Hastings and St Leonards.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Students and studying
Living with disability
Times of great change in life
Ageing and older age
Relocation, cultural isolation
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
Photos & videos
Sessions are 50 minutes
£40 individual or couple session
£35 online or telephone for individuals
10% reduction for 4 sessions when booked and paid in advance for face to face sessions
Reduced fees/concessions for young people, students, and those on low income - please call me to discuss
Comments from previous clients:
"Thank you, it's made such a difference"
"Talking to you made things clear in my mind"
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Free on-street parking, public transport nearby. Ground floor room and toilet. If you have a disability affecting your mobility, please contact me about your access requirements.
Monday to Thursday evenings Friday daytime, Saturday mornings
Types of client