Dr Joanna North
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I offer Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapy and EMDR for Trauma. Currently specializing in trauma, I have worked in the field for thirty years. I see clients on line and in Tiverton. I work with Adults and Families and am also an Adoption Support Agency registered with Ofsted as Outstanding working with Adoptive Children and Families. as well as Adults Affected by Adoption. I am a Chartered Fellow of the British Psychological Society and have Senior Accreditation with BACP. I work with the most frequent mental health difficulties such as trauma, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety and panic. I specialize in supporting and managing Child Behaviour and helping parents with parenting. I have published two books on the subject. I also specialize in attachment relationships. I adopt an integrated approach but predominantly a Rogerian model of counselling combined with mindulfness and compassion related models of psychotherapy. I am trained in using EMDR for trauma related difficulties and CBT if clients prefer this model. I am trained in ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and DBT Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills. I also offer Supervision and am registered with the British Psychological Society as a Supervisor. I undertake single session therapy and solution focused brief therapy. Please note that whilst I am a Psychotherapist (BACP Accredited) and a Psychologist (member of British Psychological Society), these qualifications and memberships are not connected and please don't mistake them for the role of Counselling Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist which would require HCPC registration. My primary skills are in psychotherapy and counselling registered with the Professional Standards Authority through BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
- Masters degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling (University of Bath Spa College)
- Diploma in Mindfulness based psychotherapy
- Ofsted Registered Adoption Support Agency registered as Outstanding for 12th year running in 2022.
- Winner of BPS Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in Practice 2016/2017
- Diploma in Supervision BPS
- Full training in EMDR
- Post Graduate Training in Advanced CBT practice
- BPS Qualification as Psychometric Test User
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
- Mindfulness and Mindful Psychotherapy.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
When I work
I work part time on Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday and most evenings.
I can work online or face to face. Online work is easier for some clients and just as effective. I use telephone, skype and zoom.