Joanna Owen

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Dip Counselling, MBACP (Registered member of BACP)
Limited availability
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Stockport SK5
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hi, my name is Joanna, and thanks for visiting my page.

I aim to help my clients work through difficult periods of their life, by exploring issues together in a non-judgmental, empathic and caring environment. Counselling can help you to get things off your chest, and confidentially explore any problems you may be facing. It can also help you to process your feelings and emotions, leading to a better understanding of yourself.  

There are times in everyone’s life when we need help, not only with physical ailments, but also with our minds. You may be feeling confused, upset, angry or experiencing a loss of direction; therapy can help unpick all of this. You may be experiencing relationship issues and are not sure how to approach them, or just feel ‘stuck’. I can offer both short and long-term therapy, depending on what issues you bring and how deep they run.

We can unknowingly carry traumatic experiences around with us, which can impact upon our mind, body and behaviours. I work at your pace, ensuring you will feel heard, comfortable and safe, whilst supporting you in finding your own solutions by empowering you to do so. I provide a safe space with respect and unconditional acceptance, and I believe strongly in building one another’s trust early on in the process.

I have experience in working with clients from all walks of life, who have brought issues that range vastly, such as; depression; anxiety; stress; loss and bereavement; addiction; and abuse to name but a few. I can also help with mindfulness activities, and where appropriate, provide solutions to help change negative ways of thinking.

Taking the first step to speak to a counsellor can be very daunting, as can wondering whether I am the right person for you. Therefore, I offer a free 20-minute phone call upfront, to discover whether we think we are a good fit, before making any commitment to attend paid sessions with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as an Integrative Counsellor at Stockport College and I hold a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, therefore I am able to draw on different types of therapeutic models to help my clients when dealing with their issues. I am currently studying a Jungian based Diploma in Inner Child Therapy also, which not only enhances and compliments my college training, but has proved very successful with my current clients.

Having a widespread knowledge of different theories enables me to use various approaches and adapt my practice accordingly in line with my client’s unique and particular needs, rather than utilising only one approach.

My style of counselling is two-way communication, educative, and if required I am happy to provide additional learning outside of sessions, but only if this is something you wish to do. I work on the basis that my client leads the session, and I facilitate the progress of self-awareness/learning about yourself. 

I have worked extensively in the charity sector, providing therapy to clients from all walks of life. I have over 450 hours of client experience, where I have helped clients with issues ranging from depression; anxiety; narcissism; anger; loss and bereavement; addiction; abuse; LGBTQIA+, and ADHD and the ASD spectrum.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I have full insurance in place, and an up-to-date enhanced DBS.


Level 2 Counselling Concepts

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Mindfulness Practitioner

Additional Training

Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate

Working with Trauma and PTSD Parts 1 & 2

Recognising and responding to Domestic Abuse, Levels 2 & 3

STORM – Skills Based Training on Risk Management

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Inner child therapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Please contact me to discuss any queries on fees.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Some sessions are available weekly, others fortnightly. I currently have availability on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please contact me for further details, many thanks. 

Stockport, Cheshire, SK5

Stockport, Cheshire, SK5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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There is a ramp available to reception, and the therapy space is on the fourth floor, accessible by lift.