Joanna Clark

London, SE1 1TY
07857 825020 07857 825020

About me

You may be feeling that you have come to a crossroads and have some difficult choices to make. Perhaps you are struggling in your relationships or with day to day life. Whatever it is that is troubling you, therapy can offer somewhere to shed light on those difficulties.

I am Joanna, a psychotherapist working with individual adults in the London Bridge area close to Southwark, London Bridge and Borough tube stations. Whether this is your first experience of therapy, you are returning to address new circumstances, or whether you want to look again at issues you have not yet resolved, I can help you begin to make sense of the situation you are in and your responses to your world and the people who matter to you.

I can support you to recognise patterns of behaviour which feel stuck and explore the ways in which these may no longer meet your needs. In recognising these patterns you can become free to make different choices and live in a more fulfilling way.

Each of us is unique and no one way of working will suit everyone. I make use of a number of different approaches, adapting the work to meet your needs. We would discuss how you are feeling as the work progresses and consider together when would be the right time to end the therapy.

Due to the need for physical distancing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis I have extended my practice to offer remote working via Skype or telephone sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent's University
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Psychotherapy and Hypnosis Training Association.
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills from Tower Hamlets College

I undertake regular ongoing training and clinical supervision.

I have worked for several charities and have particular experience of working with people struggling through a difficult pregnancy, coping with pregnancy loss and with parents who are grieving the death of a baby.

I also have extensive experience of working with people who live with chronic health conditions (in particular, stroke, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and cancer), are facing life-changing diagnoses, coping with bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, and those who are struggling with the meaning and direction of their lives.

Outside of my private practice I work as a specialist clinical counsellor in the NHS with the biofeedback treatment team at St Mark's hospital in Harrow .

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their ethical framework.

Member organisations

BACP

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

Health anxiety

Chronic health conditions

Caring responsibilities

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative

Fees

Sessions cost £80.00 and last for 50 minutes. Payment can be made by bank transfer before a session or by cash when we meet.

If you would like to meet for a single session to explore whether we would be able to work together send me a message. I will usually respond the same day.

Further information

We would meet once a week, usually on the same day at the same time.

My practice is in The Hop Exchange, close to both London Bridge and Southwark tube stations and within easy reach from Bank, Waterloo, Monument, Cannon Street and Borough. The area is also well served for buses.

During the COVID-19 crisis I have extended my practice to offer remote sessions via Skype, Signal or telephone contact.

The Hop Exchange
24 Southwark Street
London
SE1 1TY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Joanna Clark

Joanna Clark