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About me

Hello I am Joanna and I am a fully qualified Counsellor and lecturer of Counselling.

Helping you with anxiety and self-injury.

I have experience in helping people with loss and bereavement and I provide one to one bereavement care to help individuals understand and share their grief. I offer a space to find a way to manage grief where a future means living and remembering their lost loved one in a way that is healthy and positive.

I have experience in working with children and adults whereby anxiety and depression have become part of their lives. Helping them to cope with everyday life.

I specialise in working with complex situations such as self -injury, trauma and Learning Difficulties, including children and adolescents.

I work with women and men experiencing the court system and divorce and the feelings associated with this.

I can offer support to those with recent bereavement or unresolved loss from years ago.

I offer relational therapy to make sense of what is happening and provide opportunities for change.

"I work by providing a space to talk and listen without judgement. The way I work means that you will find a down to earth person to meet with you in your toughest moments"

Often people seek counselling because they feel unable to cope and feel low, isolated and not like 'their old self', worried or feel lost. Counselling can and does help with these feelings.

My confidential, discreet counselling service offers access to therapy quickly. You can contact me by text, mobile or email and I will be happy to talk through with you the next step.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

On-going study includes:

PhD Counselling & Psychotherapy - A project researching Self-injury and the impact of fear, therapist emotions and complexes , architypes of the psyche and the impact on therapy and our relationships with clients.

I hold a Degree in Counselling and have extensive training in family structure and child development.

I am a Counselling and Health & Social Care Lecturer at Stockton Riverside College.

I have voluntary experience at Heriot Hospice working with adults and children after a death in the family, including recent death and loss from years ago, including infertility and miscarraige.

PLace2be working with young primary aged children coping with PTSD, Child sexual abuse and neglect.

Alliance Psychological Services where I worked helping children aged 11-16 with identity issues, body dis-morphia, self injury, fetal alcohol syndrome, attachment issues, Aspergers, Autism and a range of learning difficulties and the stigma associated with these issues.

I remain helping in the community with families that find it difficult to reach therapeutic services.

I have worked with individuals facing a range of topics including: Anxiety, depression, panic attacks, family disintegration, low mood, loss, grief, relationships, confidence and self esteem, understanding self and others.

A list of my qualification and continuing professional development can be found on my website. I am passionate about learning and developing my knowledge base to help others.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Self injury.

Loss of identity

Loss of Status

Anxiety by Social Services intervention/ Cafcass.

Court processes.

Divorce and mediation- family impact

Parent Alienation

Feeling Lost and hollow.

Low motivation



Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

Photos & videos


Prices vary according to therapeutic programme.



Mon -Fri 7am -9pm Sat 9am- 3pm Sun - Sessions available on request. Take the next step.

ONLINE SESSIONS AVAILABLE (Including unsociable hours)

Further information

Free parking just outside the Business Centre.

Nuance Therapy is located in the West End of town, 15 minutes walk from Darlington Town centre. I have a downstairs room.

There is a beautiful garden where outdoor therapy can take place.


Barnard Castle

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Joanna Hall (Naxton) MBACP BAHons Cert Ed Qualified Private Therapist.

Joanna Hall (Naxton) MBACP BAHons Cert Ed Qualified Private Therapist.