Joanna Dreher - MBACP, MSc, PGDip, Bsc Psychology. Personal Consultant

Joanna Dreher - MBACP, MSc, PGDip, Bsc Psychology. Personal Consultant

Blackwood Consultants
23 Austin Friars

07961 445790

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About me

Hello, I am trained as a Personal Consultant - which means that I am qualified as a counsellor and coach. Research has shown that Personal Consultancy offers a greater post intervention success rate than traditional counselling. Many of my clients come to see me because they find that traditional counselling does not work for them, they want techniques and interventions to move them forward as well as a space to express themselves. My way of working with my clients is to fully immerse myself in the clients experience - so I understand how you feel and how you see your world, then we look at ways of making the changes you wish to see and how you can maintain them. A lot of my clients come to see me for anxiety, depression, self esteem issues and childhood difficulties. I hold a masters degree in Personal Consultancy and also have over 20 years of experience working in a corporate environment to Vice President level, which allows me to understand issues around working in the City of London and big organisations and how to overcome these.

Unlike other coaches and counsellors, I am trained to work at depth and to work within all timescales - past, present and future. If you are looking for long lasting, recognisable change, I can help you achieve this. I also offer a sliding scale of fee for the individual - see website for details. I can also offer executive coaching to clients as either single sessions or in a package. Many of my clients are funded for coaching by their employer. I am able to offer my services by telephone or Skype if unable to get to my office.

Apart from my own private practice - I also am a Director of Blackwood Consultants and work with organisations to provide support, coaching, therapy and training to their staff. I have also co-founded a charity offering low cost counselling and wellbeing programmes in East London.

Feel free to call for a no obligation chat to discuss your needs.

I am a member of the BACP and the AICTP and am fully insured.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Hons Psychology
  • PGDip Integrative Counselling and Coaching (Distinction)
  • MSc Integrative Counselling and Coaching
  • Mindfulness trained techniques
  • 20 years working experience to Vice President level in City based organisation.
  • Director of Organisational Wellbeing Company
  • Co-founder and ex trustee of Low cost counselling and wellbeing charity based in East London
  • Published writer on ThriveGlobal
  • Registered member BACP
  • Member BACP Coaching
  • Member AICTP
  • Personal Consultant

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with


Executive Coaching

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  • Consulting room


My fees range between £60 and £85 an hour for Personal Consultancy (50 mins)

Executive coaching is £150 for 90 minutes

Package of 5 Executive Coaching sessions £700

Limited concessions available - please contact me if you believe this applies to you.

Maps & Directions

London, EC2N 2QP

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Please contact me for availability

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme