Joanna Morrin

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Counsellor & Psychotherapist (in person and online)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I understand asking for help can be difficult and contacting a therapist may feel scary.  That’s why from our first contact I aim to create a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore your difficulties. Talking to a therapist can give you a different perspective on how you feel and how you relate to others.

What will happen during the session?
We’ll draw on your past and present to find new ways to move forward for the best future for you.  We can all get stuck in reacting in ways that are not always useful to our wellbeing.  Working with a psychotherapist brings insight into how we react, why we react in that way, and changing negative patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour.

I am fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, experienced in helping clients that:

  • Feel confused about their life’s direction.
  • Struggle to make or maintain relationships, or feel their relationship has reached a ‘stuck’ point.

  • Have negative thoughts and feelings about themselves and experience low self-esteem

  • Feel depressed, anxious and have suicidal feelings.

  • Have suffered a loss or bereavement.

  • Feel stressed, guilt, shame or lack motivation.

  • Experienced abuse (physical, sexual, emotional or financial) or trauma during their life.

  • Are or have been affected by work-related problems (stress, bullying).

  • Feel their life is in crisis or transition.

How do I work?
My therapeutic approach is Relational Transactional Analysis and my specialist interest is in how we communicate with other people and with ourselves. I draw on Berne’s Ego State Model of Parent, Adult, Child which can be applied to relationships, family dynamics, working relationships and the relationship we have with ourselves.

Who are my clients?
I work with individuals and couples. I work with clients long term or short term.  A lot of work done in a few sessions, however, many clients, having found therapy, and feeling the benefit of it, stay longer.

When and where do the sessions take place?
Sessions are weekly and are for 50 minutes. I work in three locations.

What happens next?
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, then I welcome you to either give me a call on 07591 662721 or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute/University of Middlesex)
  • International Certification as a Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist (CTA) (Metanoia Institute)
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (PGDip) (Metanoia Institute)
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling (PGDip) (Metanoia Institute)
  • Post Graduate Foundation Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Metanoia Institute)
  • Developing Skills in Couples Work (Tavistock Centre for Couples Relationships)
  • Foundation Certificate in Clinical Assessment (Metanoia Institute)
  • Trauma Risk Management (TRIM) training (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

Professional membership

As a member of the following organisations I abide by their Codes of Ethics and Professional Procedures:

  • UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy)
  • EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis)
  • IARTA (International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis)
  • Metanoia Institute

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a Transactional Analysist Psychotherapist and my particular interest is in communication.  Whether that is how you communicate with partners, friends, work colleagues or the communication you have with yourself.  I will guide you through TA models that give insight into the ways we communicate, and help you explore how you communicate and how you receive communications from others.

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Additional information

St Albans

  • Individual session £65
  • Couples session £75


  • Individual session £55
  • Couples session £70

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Available for daytime and evening sessions in St Albans on Mondays and Thursdays and for online and in person in Sandy on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Further information

Your enquiry comes directly to me and is confidential. You do not need a GP referral to begin therapy.

I have full professional indemnity insurance and enhanced DBS (formerly CRB).

I am registered as a 'Data Controller' with the 'Information Commissioners Office' (ICO), to comply with The Data Protection Act (1998). GDPR adherent.

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, then I welcome you to either give me a call on 07591 662721 or click here to send me an email.

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Joanna Morrin
Joanna Morrin