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About me

Hello, I am Joanna, a chartered counselling psychologist (CPsychol) registered with  the BPS (British Psychological Society) and the HCPC (Health & Care Professionals Council).  I have been working in the field of mental health since 2011, supporting clients with a range of difficulties to make meaningful change.

I offer both long and short term therapy to individuals and couples for a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, life transitions and disordered eating. My approach to therapy is integrative, which means I draw on my experience of different therapeutic models to best meet each client's needs.  I am primarily informed by psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural approaches and will work with you collaboratively to develop a shared understanding of your difficulties.

I aim to help clients to create more balanced and fulfilling lives by supporting them to  develop greater insight and identify blocks to change and healthier ways of coping.

In addition to my independent practice, I have spent the last 6 years working in specialist NHS eating disorder services, which is an area of ongoing interest and expertise for me.  I have extensive experience in providing CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and CAT (cognitive analytic therapy) within the NHS for eating disorders, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.

If you would like to explore starting therapy with me, I offer an initial telephone consultation free of charge. This allows us to identify your hopes and aims of therapy and whether we will be able to work together in order to meet your needs. From, here we can then arrange your first therapy session.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I have a doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych) and am a chartered psychologist with the BPS (CPsychol)
  • I am registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • I am about to complete accreditation in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and I am a trainee member of the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists (ACAT).
  • Training in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and person-centred models of therapy.
  • Trained in MANTRA (Maudsley Model of Anorexia Treatment for Adults).
  • Over nine years experience in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

BPS

British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Please contact me to discuss fees. I can offer concessionary rates for psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists in-training.

I am registered with several private health insurers, including Cigna, Aviva, AXA PPP, WPA and Vitality.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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 Unspecified

Availability

I offer appointments on Mondays during the day and evening.

I also have limited appointments available on Wednesdays early morning and evening.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples

Supervision

I offer supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and counselling psychologists in-training and those who are recently qualified.

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Dr Joanna Harvey, C Psychol, DPsych

Dr Joanna Harvey, C Psychol, DPsych