About me

There are times in every person's life when things feel overwhelming, hopeless or impossible and it can be difficult knowing what to do in these moments or where to turn to for support.

In my work with clients I aim to create a safe space where therapeutic goals are agreed upon together and where you can express yourself without fear of judgement or rejection.

I aim to use empathy to explore what is happening from your perspective and to empower you to find the strength within yourself to make positive changes in your life. I am so grateful to work alongside people to help them see their own self worth and potential.

I am based in South-West London (Tooting/ Balham/ Clapham/ Wandsworth/Earlsfield).  At present I mostly offer sessions remotely by phone or video.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work as an integrative counsellor and have 500+ hours working with adults and young people. I primarily use person-centred and psychodynamic approaches, focusing on the thoughts and emotions a person is having in the present and exploring how past experiences may impact their feelings and behaviour today.

After receiving my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB) I worked two days a week for a charity, providing therapy to children and adults in Lambeth requiring therapeutic support. Since then I have expanded my private practice and now mostly work virtually with clients experiencing a range of issues including anxiety, depression,  financial problems, identity exploration, relationship difficulties, eating disorders and bereavement.

Recent professional training I have had has included:

  • Supporting clients with anxiety
  • Supporting sleep problems due to lockdown
  • Development of Identity in childhood
  • Retiring the inner critic
  • Working with trauma triggers and flashbacks
  • Mental health and the body
  • Transgender identities and barriers to accessing services
  • Attachment Theory in Practice

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer an introductory session for £40 (£50 in person).  This allows us to start to explore some of the issues you are experiencing to see how we might work effectively together.

All subsequent sessions cost between £50 and £60 depending on the type of counselling required and whether these are during peak/off peak hours.

I also have limited sessions at a reduced costs for students or those on a lower income.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I primarily see clients virtually however do offer some face to face sessions on Wednesdays.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Joanna Hermo

Joanna Hermo