Joanna Littler

About me


As you have found my profile, perhaps you are having difficulties with some or many aspects of life and have decided to get some professional help. 

In order to feel better we usually need to change; ourselves, our perspective or how we do things, and that can be hard.


Counselling offers people who are suffering an opportunity to gently url.jpgexplore areas of their lives, sometimes their past, often what they are experiencing day-to-day, in a non-judgemental, accepting, safe and confidential setting. We work together to explore options and find an effective and comfortable way forwards, towards a happier and more positive future.


This offers clients a way to grow in each other’s presence rather than struggling privately with discouragement and frustration. We work towards listening effectively to one another and accepting others in the relationship without conditions. A secure environment allows people to find their own way, to understand, express feelings, contribute, connect and sometimes, forgive. All parties commit implicitly to a way of communication that is respectful and opens the door to dialogue.


Young children express themselves through play. Often challenging behaviour results as a child struggles with everyday difficulties: altered family circumstances, illness, moving house, etc. By using a sand tray and plenty of toys and games children can learn to adapt and understand their behaviours. I work towards making children feel accepted and understood in our sessions which can have beneficial repercussions on other areas of their lives.


If you are a counsellor requiring clinical supervision please see my Supervisor profile.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Science and Technology Policy
  • L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • L6 Certificate in Counselling Supervision

CBT Training

  • Private practice
  • School counsellor, junior and secondary.
  • Play therapist - youngsters age 4 to 7
  • Weight management/obesity

I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, differing abilities and sexual orientations within an academic setting as a school counsellor and for many years I have run JL Therapy, a private practice based in Mid Beds.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and practices within their ethical guidelines.

Member organisations


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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Weight Management

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Competitive fees with concessions available where needed.

Further information

Please find my website at for more details about me, counselling and where sessions will be held.



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Sessions can be booked any time between 9am and 9pm on weekdays. I will reply to enquires very promptly where possible.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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