Joanna Markvoort

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Dip., BA (Hons) , Registered Member of the BACP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Southwick, West Sussex, BN42 4RQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Anxious or depressed? 

I am a fully qualified Integrative counseller offering individual counselling sessions in a peaceful and safe environment in which an individual can explore their problems in their life which is affecting their well-being at this time.
I will offer support and understanding to you helping you to overcome difficulties that you are facing.

Counselling is a positive step in working through the problems you may have in life whether caused by every day difficulties of day to day life or other events like trauma, relationships problems, problems at school or other situations.

Sandplay therapy is a part of in my work but as an Integrative counseller I am able to use a range of theories with you.
I also have experience of working with people with learning disabilities.

Working with children: I am fully insured to work with children and teenagers and young adults and I am a member of the BACP (MBACP): British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am happy to work short or long term depending on what you think you need.

You can come and visit me in my home based office or I could visit you at home for a counselling session.

Concessions are available dependent upon individual circumstances.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have been counselling for 10 years  and have a lot of experience with the following issues: anxiety and stress, autism, depression and worry, people with mild learning difficulties and children in general who have issues at home or at school with for example bullying, being bullied, demands at school, or just not coping at school.

I offer a warm, online only, counselling environment. I work during school hours only. Face to face or virtually. Feel free to make enquiries.

I have studied Integrative counselling at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy in Brighton:
Diploma Level 4 in Integrative Counselling 2015 (Brighton, United Kingdom).

I am a fully certified Sandplay Therapist (Association Integrative Sandplay Therapy, AIST London, March 2017)

I have studied in Holland to become a qualified Study and Careers advisor:
Degree (or Honours) in Careers Counselling & Study Advice 1997 (Tilburg, The Netherlands).

I have studied on a Bachelor and Masters Level at the University of Leiden:
Educational Psychology 2002 - 2008 (Leiden, The Netherlands)

I have studied the following at Northbrook College in Worthing:
NVQ 4 Leadership and Management (2012)
NVQ 4 Health and Social care (2012)

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sand play Therapy

What is Sandplay?

It is a therapeutic method developed by Dora M. Kalff, Switzerland.
It is based on the principles of C.G. Jung. It is a creative form of therapy (like Art therapy) using your imagination. You can use sand, objects and water in a sand tray and work your way through your personal questions and issues through the sand in a therapeutic way. The objects you choose create a dialogue between the conscious and the unconscious of the psyche. This activates a healing process but also development of your personality. It is used with children and adults.

I will guide you through the process of how to use sandplay from start to end of the session (I will be holding the therapeutic environment).

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

A session of 50 minutes £45

A session of 60 minutes £50

Choice of how many sessions and the length of session is to be discussed in the initial session.

Usually I can offer sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In some circumstances I do weekend sessions too.

Please note that I will need to be reimbursed for travelling to you in case you prefer a home visit.

Cancellation fees will be charged in full if no notification within 24 hours notice.
Concessions are available dependent upon individual circumstances.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer flexible appointments on weekdays during 9am and 3pm

Further information

Virtual or face to face counselling is possible with me

I use teams, zoom, whatsapp video, skype or telephone call as means to get into contact with you.
I am a registered member of the BACP

1 Queens Road, Southwick, West Sussex, BN42 4RQ

Type of session

Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Additional languages


Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


Joanna Markvoort
Joanna Markvoort