Joanna Kelly MA/PGdip/ MBACP
I am an experienced, fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist. I work with Couples, offering couple relationship counselling and with individuals offering psychodynamic psychotherapy, which can be short interventions or longer term counselling.
Feelings of anxiety, sadness, depression or mixed emotions can be talked about in a totally confidential setting.
I specialise in problems with relationships, whether that be with a partner, parent or with a colleague..We can work together on psychosexual issues in a therapeutic and safe environment.
I find that issues with communication can often be the thing that brings people to therapy. 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 comfortable and safe 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. A short walk from Old street tube and online via Zoom.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Tavistock Relationships (TR) in London as a relationship counsellor, there I gained a post-graduate diploma in psychodynamic psychotherapy for individuals and couples.
I then went on to gain a Masters (MA) in psychodynamic psychotherapy for couples. During this intensive training and becoming a fully qualified couple psychotherapist and relationship counsellor I gained knowledge and experience in working with psychosexual issues in individuals and couple relationships.
I am a fully registered member of BACP and adhere to their code of ethics and confidentiality.
I work in private practice and at Tavistock Relationships, in central London, as a visiting clinician.
I am also able to offer Mentalization based therapy for clients that may benefit from a shorter time-limited therapeutic approach. I am able to offer on line therapy for couples and individuals via Skype and Zoom.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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 evenings. Regular weekly sessions last 50 minutes.
My fees per session are: £65 daytime and £75 evening sessions for individuals.
£80 daytime and £90 evening sessions for couples.
I would invite you to attend a one hour and 15 minute session for an initial consultation and then regular sessions thereafter if you decide to go ahead with therapy.
- Therapies offered for Individuals and couples
- Couples counselling
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy.