Joanna House MBACP
I work with clients face-to-face and occasionally on skype. I can work both long-term or time-limited and this would be discussed at the outset. I have experience of working with loss and grief as well as issues arising from low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. I have a particular interest in loneliness and what that feels like and how we might find ways to make a virtue out of being alone. Issues of belonging, trust and childhood trauma are also areas in which I work. Finally, I am increasingly intrigued by how we can make the most of our final - or Third Act - of life as we find ourselves living longer and in better health.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling accredited by University of East London. I was trained over three years at the Psychosynthesis Trust at London Bridge and this is a trans-personal/integrative approach. I am a member of BACP and I am an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association. For 20 years I worked in Special Educational Needs in a school setting and have experience of children throughout the age range with neurological differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD and Aspergers.
I worked as a counsellor for a bereavement service for three years and also carried out assessments and ran a peer-support group for people who had completed a 10-week term of individual counselling.
As part of my Continuing Professional Development (CPD) I have attended courses on CBT, Attachment Theory (presented by Sir Richard Bowlby), Gestalt Group Work and I have recently completed a Group Facilitation Training with Revision in North London.
I am involved with the Action for Happiness Charity and have run courses in my local area.
I have had three careers in my working life: publishing and journalism; special educational needs and counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Helping parents of children with mild to moderate learning differences
I charge £60 per hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - 11am - 8pm and Saturdays between 10 - 12 noon
Types of client