Joanna Critchley-Peacock

MBACP, Bsc(Hons) Psychology, FdSc Counselling
Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 4LL

About me

Is anxiety, stress, or mental health holding you back from the things you would like to do? Are you struggling with things that have happened in your life? Are you finding relationships with friends and family challenging? If you would like to build up your confidence, come to understand yourself better, and learn more about why you react in the ways you do, I can help you. Together we can look at what has been happening for you and why, and I can support you as you make positive changes and help you to become more fulfilled. Email me to book a free trial session. Sessions then charged at £40 each. 

I have experience working with a wide range of clients with issues including low self-esteem and confidence, issues from childhood, trauma and complex PTSD, autism, problems with attachment, bereavement and loss, anxiety, feeling sad or low, depression, suicidal thoughts, and many more. However you are struggling, I will offer you the empathy, care, acceptance and understanding that I would want in a counsellor.

I offer short and long term counselling, both face-to-face and online, from a purpose-built office in Weston-Super-Mare. I am a qualified, professional, insured counsellor and a Registered BACP Member. I work in an integrative way, which means I draw upon a range of approaches and techniques to tailor the way I work with each individual; including techniques from person-centred counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, trauma-informed therapy, transactional analysis and mindfulness.

I understand how scary it can feel to take that first step and find a counsellor who you feel safe and comfortable opening up to. If you feel that you can trust your counsellor, then progress and transformation will take place naturally as you explore together. That is why I offer a free trial first session, so you can see whether I am the right counsellor for you. This is your journey, and I would love to help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology from UWE and an FdSc degree in Counselling from Bath Spa University.  I am currently undergoing further training in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy. As well as working as a counsellor, I have worked in community welfare, NHS mental healthcare and youth work. I now run a private counselling practice in Weston-Super-Mare called Everybody Counselling.

Member organisations


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

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£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

Your first session will be free of charge, so you can see whether I am the right counsellor for you. 

After this I charge £40 per session. 


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Sessions available between 9:30-2:30 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

The Annex, 38 Beaumont Close
North Somerset
BS23 4LL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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My counselling office is on the ground floor, with one step to access it. There is parking outside on a gravel driveway. There are toilet facilities available.

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Joanna Critchley-Peacock

Joanna Critchley-Peacock