Joanna Parkinson

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Psychotherapist (BSc, PGDip, MBACP)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Brentwood CM13 & London N13
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My approach helps clients gain insight, facilitating change where necessary. Therapy offers clients a chance to engage with their emotions, reflect on their relationships and look at how they are living their lives. I have worked with anxiety, bereavement, identity crisis, gender dysphoria, and relationship issues amongst many other existential crises that most of us experience at some point in our life. 

I offer warm, caring, respectful and an honest attitude to therapy. My approach is in the form of dialogue, where we won't necessarily seek the solution but rather seek the truth. A therapeutic relationship is built on mutual trust and facilitates a safe and confidential space which will allow us to explore your existential crisis together. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Psychotherapy, Counselling and Coaching (NSPC)

Certificate in Existential Coaching (NSPC)

BSc (Hons) in Psychology (Middlesex University)

PGDip in Counselling and Psychotherapy  (Middlesex University & NSPC)

Registered Member of the BACP 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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


£80.00 - £120.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fee is £80 per session for individual therapy and £120 for couples therapy.

I offer a limited number of concessionary spaces for certain circumstances from £60 per session - please contact me for availability.

I offer sessions in person and online through Zoom. Currently I have spaces for online therapy. 

When I work

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Further information

Our first session will cover an initial assessment, where we will explore your expectations and needs and discuss any questions you may have about the way I work with my clients. This is an opportunity for us to see how we will work together and if I am the right therapist for you. After this, we can commit to a further 6-12 sessions if you have a specific issue you want to work on, or longer open-ended work if appropriate. 

Brentwood, Essex, CM13

London, Greater London, N13

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Joanna Parkinson
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