Joanna Kelly PGDip/MA MBACP

Joanna Kelly PGDip/MA MBACP

City Psychotherapy Service
64 Great Eastern Street


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City Psychotherapy Service
64 Great Eastern Street


About me

I am a fully qualified couples counsellor and individual psychotherapist.

Problems with communication and relationships (with a partner, but also with a parent, a child, a friend, a colleague...) are often what bring people to therapy. Talking with a professionally trained “outsider” about what happens “inside” the relationship can help to clarify mixed feelings, find a balance between being together and being separate, and establish the right emotional distance between you and others.

In my work with individuals and couples, I focus on everyday interactions and conflicts, recurrent behaviour patterns, and the links to the past which help to understand them. Together we explore the conscious dynamics at play and listen for the less conscious material which might emerge and enable you to move on.

Weekly sessions take place in a safe, caring and confidential environment, where mutual trust allows words to be spoken and fears, often hidden, to be overcome.

I offer weekly sessions currently in Old street, East London. Please contact me for an initial consultation to see if you feel I can help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Tavistock Relationships and I am a fully qualified couple psychotherapist and relationship counsellor. I have a post-graduate diploma in psychodynamic psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Also an MA in psychotherapy for couple relationships.

I am a registered member of BACP and adhere to their code of ethics.

I work in private practice and at Tavistock relationships as a visiting clinician. I am currently engaged in working using mentalisation based therapy and and will soon be offering online therapy.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Problems with relationships. Support and experience. Regular sessions. Offer you a chance to explore issues that are concerning you. Stress. Better emotional wellbeing. Better communication. Greater understanding of your own and partners feelings. Increased insight and confidence.


I am available daytime and in the evenings in Central London. Sessions are 50 minutes. My fees range from £65-£90.

Initial consultations are 90 minutes and cost £80-£100.

Further information

  • Therapies offered for Individuals and couples
  • Couples counselling
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Maps & Directions

London, EC2A 3QR

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Please email or call my mobile number leaving me your details and I will be back in touch to let you know my availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults