Dr Joanna North
I offer Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychological Assessment. I have worked in the field for twenty five years. I see clients on line and in Tiverton. I work with Adults and Families. I am also an Adoption Support Agency registered with Ofsted as Outstanding working with Adoptive Children and Families. I am a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and have Senior Accreditation with BACP. I work with the most frequent mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety and panic. I specialise in Child Behaviour and helping parents with parenting. I have published two books on the subject. I also specialise in attachment relationships. I adopt a Rogerian model of counselling combined with mindulfness and compassion related models of psychotherapy. I am qualified 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.
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 in 2016.
- Winner of BPS Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in Practice 2016/2017
- Diploma in Supervision
- Full training in EMDR
- Post Graduate Training in Advanced CBT practice
- BPS Qualification as Psychometric Test User
- ADOS - Autism Testing trained.ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I work part time on Tuesdays and Thursday.
I prefer to work online but can make the initial meeting a one to one meeting. Online work is easier for clients and just as effective. I use telephone, skype and zoom.