Joanna Littler

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Maulden, Bedfordshire, MK45
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Weight Management


Additional information

Competitive fees with concessions available where needed.

When I work

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

Further information

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


Maulden, Bedfordshire, MK45

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

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