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.
I am currently working both in-person and remotely via Skype.
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.
- Currently working towards a doctorate in existential psychotherapy.
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Chronic health conditions
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.
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.