About me

I have been a qualified counsellor since 2010, I trained in an integrative model with client centred, psychodynamic and relational components. Client centred counselling allows the client to be in control of the sessions, directing the work where they would like it to go. Psychodynamic counselling looks at how the past has influenced the present, particularly in relationships, whilst relational counselling uses the relationship between the counsellor and client as a way of correcting unmet developmental needs and addressing early life trauma in the safety of the counselling relationship.

I later undertook training in Trauma focused CBT and also have a generally good understanding of CBT so am able to use that upon request. My specialist is in trauma particularly sexual trauma though I am able to work with other issues such as addictions, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship issues and so on.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional Diploma in counselling studies
  • PGCE in Traumatic stress studies
  • Currently taking an MA in counselling and psychotherapy (3rd Year)

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

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dance therapy
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Equine therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

From £35.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

£35.00 to £45.00 per 50 minute session depending on your affordability. concessions offered for low incomes and students.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I am a registered member of BACP and adhere to their ethical guidelines.

I also currently work for SARSAS which is a charity that specialises in counselling for women and girls who have experienced sexual abuse and rape.

If you would like to find out more please don't hesitate to drop me an email or give me a call. I offer a 30 minute free session so you can find out more about me and how I work.  I usually work weekly with people unless we are working towards an ending together and can drop to fortnightly for a month or so in that case.  I am a warm friendly and approachable person so please dont' feel anxious about getting in touch. I hope to hear from you soon.

Radstock
Somerset
BA3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

I can work online or over the phone if anxiety or mobility is an issue. The room I rent in Midsomer Norton is wheelchair accessible.

Joanna Mead

Joanna Mead