Joanna House MBACP

Joanna House MBACP


0208 977 8430 / 07972160834

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About me

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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Helping parents of children with mild to moderate learning differences


I charge £60 per hour.

Maps & Directions

Teddington, TW11

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 user access:


Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - 11am - 8pm and Saturdays between 10 - 12 noon

Types of client

Young people
Older adults