Joanna Meynell BA (hons) MBACP (Accred.)
As a psychotherapist and counsellor I offer long and short term counselling to adults with a range of questions about their lives, as well as difficulties and struggles.
My belief and hope is that counselling can provide the space, support and safety for people to explore and try to make sense of their issues and experiences to find a way forward with their lives.
I have a great deal of experience working with clients who face challenges with parenting, grief and also in other areas such as depression, anxiety, loneliness and hopelessness.
My counselling room is in central Winchester on a quiet street. It is in a dedicated, discreet counselling building which provides a safe, confidential space.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP
I have a first class degree in person-centred counselling and psychotherapy.
I have also studied integrative psychotherapy at Metanoia and Regent's University in London and counselling skills/TA 101 in Winchester. I am a qualified CRUSE bereavement counsellor.
I have worked for many years as a counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice, a counselling organisation, a hospice and a sixth form college.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
Daytime appointments only in person or on Zoom