Joanna Godding, Creative Arts & Attachment Focused Therapist

Joanna Godding, Creative Arts & Attachment Focused Therapist

The Shaftesbury Centre
Percy Street

07747 865870

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About me

I am an integrative therapist using Attachment Focused Therapy (DDP Informed),  talking therapies (counselling), creative arts & play therapy when working with clients.

I work individually with clients, with families and groups.

I have been working with vulnerable Children and Adolescents within private and educational settings for over 15 years.

Many children and adolescents need support with emotional literacy, behaviour or mental health difficulties at some point in their lives. Together the client and therapist use a well established therapeutic discipline that is based upon a number of psychological theories, that enables clients to begin to communicate feelings and experiences in a non-verbal, non-judgmental and respectful way.

If you have concerns about your child because of the following:

  • ADHD, Asperger's, Autism
  • Anger/aggression/tantrums/ violent behaviour
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Difficulties with concentration/motivation
  • Difficulties with relationships (parents, siblings, peers, teachers)
  • LAC (Looked after Children)
  • Low self esteem
  • Trauma (eg: bereavement, domestic violence, abuse - physical, neglect, emotional and sexual)
  • Sexually inappropriate behaviours
  • Wetting/soiling/smearing
  • Withdrawn behaviour

Counselling, Creative Arts & Play Therapy could help!

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Play Skills
  • DDP Level 1 & 2 (Attachment Focused Family Therapy)
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Play
  • Advanced Child Protection Training
  • Parent Child Attachment Play
  • Managing Sexually Harmful Behaviours

I work In line with the code of ethics set out by PTUK, ensuring that I receive regular supervision and carry out 30 hours of CPD each year.  My can be found on the Voluntary Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists, which is managed by PTUK and accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Up-to-date Insurance and DBS certificates (are available for viewing).

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Attachment Focused Therapy, Creative Arts and Play Therapy Sessions:

Individual : £65
Family : £85
Group : £85 (maximum 4 clients)

Individual : £45
Family : £65

Maps & Directions

Swindon, SN2 2AZ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday : 9.00 - 5.00, Tuesday : 9.00 - 5.00, Wednesday : 9.00 - 5.00, Thursday : 9.00 - 7.00, Friday : 9.00 - 4.00, Saturday : 9.00 - 1.00

Types of client

Young people
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