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 you space to talk about 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychotherapist with varied experience.
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 am able to support parents who have experienced birth trauma at any stage of their journey.
I also have extensive experience of working with people who live with chronic health conditions (in particular, stroke, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, cancer and gut and bowel conditions), 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 am a specialist psychotherapist in the NHS working in Barts hospital cancer and palliative care services.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Society for Existential Analysis and abide by their ethical framework. I undertake regular clinical supervision and continuing professional development.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Chronic health conditions
£85.00 per session
Sessions cost £85.00 and last for 50 minutes.
When I work
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.