Joanna de-Winton, MBACP, Integrative Counsellor, "Counselling designed for you"
As a qualified integrative counsellor, I have learned and developed a range of "therapeutic" skills so I am able to work in lots of different ways to help each unique individual achieve their aims. The most important thing to me is you, the person I am working with, and each interaction is specific to supporting your development.
It doesn't matter how old we are, living our life is not always the easiest thing, life brings challenges, and sometimes that means we struggle. I have supported individuals aged from 7-92 who have experienced difficulties in their life from Anxiety right through to the challenges of being a Young Carer and everything in between.
What to expect from your free assessment? Quite simply a warm, engaging 30 minute confidential, non judgemental chat, which begins with a couple of questions to assess your immediate safety. We then move on to what brings you to counselling, exploring the issues and your expectations and how we could work together on those. As I aim to expand your range of skills in managing your struggles, to help with current and future difficulties. This assessment gives you the chance to assess me and my suitability to working with you.
What can counselling do for you? It can help you to understand what is going on for you. It can help you identify the problems, the patterns, the behaviours, from which you can gain an insight to what you would like to change for yourself. It can help teach and develop skills that work for you, so you can go on to manage these issues in a way that enables you to create and experience the changes you desire.
As an integrative counsellor I have learned the many different models of counselling, so you will receive a unique therapeutic intervention which is relevant to you. As a result you will grow in self confidence and self esteem and all of this development will further support you to identify and make the changes you desire.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
- Level 3 City and Guilds Award in Education and Training
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Qualifying in 2014 I have been developing my integrative skills for over 6 years. During this time I have worked for Victim Support, where I was trained to work with victims/survivors of crime, those I encountered often included domestic abuse and hate crime. I have also gained extensive experience of supporting children and young people, and have been very successful in developing my integrative approach to support even those considered challenging.
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
Concessions offered for
Free 30 min face to face or telephone assessment.
£35.00 per 50 minute session
Concession rate - £25.00 per 50 min session
Travelling to your address will incur an extra charge for mileage, which also applies to concessional rates.
I will always aim to work around you, therefore I will work evenings and weekends if that is what you need. Just get in touch and we can see if we can work something out.
I use a private room in a integrated health centre, this is available until 5pm weekdays.
I am able to travel to your location - further charges will be incurred for this, for more than 5 miles.
If you would prefer to "walk and talk" this can be arranged, and depending on location may incur additional travel fees.
Telephone sessions will involve me calling you so you do not incur any additional expense.