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About me

Sometimes we find ourselves struggling with issues that are too difficult or confusing to talk about with people we know. At these times, talking confidentially to someone and really feeling heard can be the first step towards transformations that we cannot make alone. I offer a safe and supportive space, working alongside you to explore your concerns and feelings at your pace. I believe that being seen and accepted within a genuine, therapeutic relationship can be transformative, enabling a deeper understanding and self-acceptance to move forward.

I am a qualified Person-Centred counsellor and I offer therapy sessions to adults on a long-term or short-term basis. Due to covid-19 restrictions, I am currently only working online. I am a fully insured practitioner, and I help clients with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss, change, childhood trauma, and relationship difficulties.

I understand how daunting it can feel to see a counsellor for the first time. I also know that working with someone you can trust and form a connection with is vital, so it’s important that you work with the right person. That’s why I charge a reduced rate of £25 for our first session together, as it is a chance for us to see how we can work together and for you to ask any questions.

Enquiries

If you would like to find out about working with me, please email me here.

Initially, I will send you some more information about me, how I work, and what to expect with online counselling. As well as a few questions to help me understand your hopes for counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Aberdeen / Persona, BACP accredited course)

COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills (Edinburgh College)

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (Counselling Tutor)

I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a Professional Member (Level 2) of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online) and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Additional information

I charge a reduced rate of £25 for the first 60 minute session. 

My normal session rate is then £45 for a 60 minute session.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH3

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Joanna Kemp PG Dip, MBACP

Joanna Kemp PG Dip, MBACP