About me

As an experienced counsellor and having had a career in nursing, I practice ethically and reflectively. I offer therapy for those in need of help as well as to facilitate your personal development.

Perhaps you want to deepen your capacity for fulfillment, and increase your self understanding.
Through a therapeutic relational approach, we can work collaboratively through any difficulties.

I offer an emotionally holding presence, and work in a flexible way, drawing on different approaches where individually helpful, in order to provide a balance of support and challenge.

Through an empathic therapeutic relationship, feelings of distress can be explored and reflected upon, to find how to meet your needs.

In this way, therapy can empower change if desired.

I offer a half hour initial meeting free of charge. Counselling can take some courage to embark upon, and exploring to find the right counsellor can bring clarity to your situation.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma Therapeutic Counselling ( Integrative, Person centred )
  • Ongoing professional development in Reflective Practice
  • TA 101
  • Diploma Counselling skills
  • Covid 19 Telehealth Certificate ( Online Therapy Institute).
  • SRN RSCN HV Cert.
  • I am a member of the BACP and adhere to this Ethical Framework.
  • I have an enhanced DBS certificate.
  • I am committed to my continuing professional and personal development.

As well as my private practice, I have substantial ongoing experience working in a busy city counselling agency, also previously in an agency for young people.

With a previous career in nursing both in hospitals, community settings & abroad, I have decades of experience with a wide diversity of cultures and ethnicities. This has brought me an understanding of the correlation between mind, body and soul, and a holistic view of wellness and happiness.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Emotion dysregulation.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative


Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I charge £45 per 50 min session.


Flexible availability.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Joanna Parkes

Joanna Parkes