Joanna Creighton

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Sherborne, Dorset, DT9
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, my name is Jo and I am an Integrative Counsellor and Couples Psychotherapist with over 8 Years of experience supporting people with a range of difficulties from loss and complex bereavement, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, separation, divorce and life changes.​

I have a passion for human beings, young through to the elderly and greatly enjoy having the opportunity to help support a person to make a real difference in their life.​

I am a High-Intensity Counsellor and Supervisor within the IAPT NHS Talking Therapies Services and an Accredited Member of the BACP. I work with different approaches and modalities, tailoring a therapy to suit you.

I see you as a unique individual and believe you are the expert of your story. You have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming these difficulties, challenges and patterns in your life's script.

My main aim is to create a safe space for you to explore your emotions and witness a self-discovery in a non-judgemental and transparent environment. I endeavour to move as close to your frame of reference as possible, allowing you to slowly build self-acceptance and internal trusting.

Making the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and if you would like to find out more in how I can help you explore your story, please feel free to get in touch. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am Person Centred by background and apply an Integrative Holistic approach in my practice

  • BACP Accreditation
  • Couples Therapy for Depression Practitioner Training Theoretical and Clinical Components
  • Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy Level 4 Diploma
  • Practical Spirituality and Wellness in Mindfulness, Meditation and Guided Visualisation for stress reduction level 3 Diploma 
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies level 3
  • Acceptance and Commitment training
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour, working with anxiety, trauma and memory
  • Depression and low mood
  • Bereavement/loss and complex grief
  • Menopause and Identity Transitions
  • Transpersonal, Spiritual exploration, exploring life patterns
  • Long term health condition work, i.e mind-body-work
  • Gestalt Therapy working with dreams
  • Solution focussed Therapy to discover own strengths and resources
  • Compassion focussed Therapy with a particular focus on shame and self-criticism
  • Working with Couples focussing on current problems, exploring the past and making adjustments to overcome this difficulties
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy focussing on avoidances and pursuing values
  • Integrating Artwork into Therapy to explore feelings that words can’t explain
  • Attachment and Narratives in Families with a focus of acknowledging childhood experiences that may have significantly impacted present/future relationships

I offer a variety of tailor-made Therapies to help you move forward with the obstacles in your life. I will help you identify your personal values, strengths, and abilities in support of your personal and/or professional development. We will gently explore thoughts and feelings around past & present events and how this is impacting you.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling: £60 per session or £300 for six sessions

​Couples Therapy: £75 per session​

Supervision: £65 for 1.5hrs per month as per the BACP requirements

Concessions: £35 offered for students, trainee Counsellors, low income.

DBS checked, ​I currently have space for remote working, Nationwide either online or via telephone

When I work

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Further information

Please feel free to get in contact and we can arrange a FREE 15-minute phone call where you can ask me questions, which will give you the opportunity to decide if you would like us to work together.

Your first appointment will include a short initial risk assessment, high risk clients in crisis cannot be seen (ie, suicidal ideation, psychosis, paranoid delusions, bipolar episodes, complex PTSD, clients under the influence of drugs and alcohol and not attending AA meetings). If experiencing any of these symptoms, advice is to contact GP. 

I will also ask for your details, presenting problem and a brief history including a general outline of health and medication. A confidentiality agreement form will be discussed and signed and an overview of the therapy approach will be considered. This is a collaborative approach to suit the care plan to the clients' needs.

Sherborne, Dorset, DT9

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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