About me

Are you feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Or perhaps you're stuck in a rut. You may be struggling as a parent or carer, or burnt out at work or study, yet from the outside it looks like you’ve got it all together? Maybe you’re worried that you’re not good enough or fear that you’re a failure. Sometimes it might feel like too much to manage and you wonder how everyone else seems to be coping just fine.

You may feel alone and isolated and wonder what happened to your former self. Perhaps you fly off the handle easily and worry about the effect on your relationships. There’s no space for you any more, and you end up thinking ‘what’s wrong with me?’

I know how that feels.

How can counselling help?

  • Talking to someone neutral can help you assert yourself and feel more confident, express what you want and start living for yourself rather than pleasing everyone else.
  • Sharing anxieties with me can lessen your load, help you break old patterns of behaviour and take better care of yourself and others, leading to improved relationships.
  • Working together, we will challenge your critical thoughts so that you start to trust and accept yourself, feel happier and make better choices that will benefit you.
  • Taking time out for you can be a revelation.

My background

Having worked in the media, I’m fascinated by the stories people tell and want to open up a space to explore what lies beneath them. My experience of recovering from a period of illness gave me insight into how to heal and put myself at the centre of my life – and I know transformative therapy was for me at this time, helping me work through my own issues.

My experiences inspired me to train as an integrative counsellor. This means I  work in tandem with you, using a range of approaches to help untangle your day-to-day problems and explore your personal history.

I currently offer online or telephone counselling for adults, both long and short-term, depending on what your particular needs are. 

What next

It may feel daunting to take the first step, so I offer a free initial 20-minute consultation over the phone or online for us to get a sense of how we might work together. Please contact me through this form or by telephone if you'd like to set one up.  All inquiries are usually answered within 24 hours.

If you decide to go ahead we'll then schedule our first 50-minute session where I will find out more about your history and what you are hoping to get out of our sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I have worked in charities supporting carers and at a women’s centre, as well as in private practice, with a diverse range of clients exploring issues including parenting and relationship problems, anxiety, stress and burnout, depression, loss and addiction as well as talking about early childhood experiences where appropriate. 
  • I have a Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling from the Mary Ward Centre in London.
  • I am a registered member of the BACP, abide by their ethical framework and undertake regular additional training to keep my practice up to date.

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

  • Parenting
  • Single parenting

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£60 per session. Concessions available.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

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Joanna Clarke-Jones

Joanna Clarke-Jones