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About me

I am a professionally qualified and experienced counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I provide confidential support to adults with a wide range of psychological and emotional needs from my consulting room located in Chorleywood, Rickmansworth.

In particular, I work with individuals who have experienced difficulties early on in life. Perhaps depression and anxiety, addiction in the family, illness or bereavement, trauma of unresolved childhood experiences, relationship difficulties and social upheaval. These kinds of experiences affect the way we grow up, the relationships we make with others and the way we feel about ourselves.

I provide a sensitive, warm and supportive environment in which to explore past experiences and how these experiences impact the present. I believe that it is through a secure and trusting therapeutic relationship that an individual can gain insight and acquire a deeper understating of themselves. Through this reconnection, a person can begin to re-engage in life in a more meaningful way.

This will also allow for a better understanding of others, and improve the ability to make and maintain healthier relationships. To have a less critical, punishing or destructive relationship with oneself and to form better strategies of coping with stress and anxiety.

Acknowledging that this can take time, especially when confidence has been lost, when people have been hurt and let down in life. I intend to create an environment where healing and repair can happen to help restore belief and trust in the world.

The quality and consistency of the therapeutic relationship lies at the heart of my practice, where I strongly believe healthy change can occur.

I am an experienced Domestic Abuse Counsellor and have worked for many years empowering and supporting survivors of coercive, sexual and violent abuse. I work in a compassionate way to help support people find their voice.

My approach is holistic, our bodies can hold onto our life experiences as much as our mind. I work with the whole person, paying attention to the physical effects of distress as much as the emotional.

Please feel free to contact me by phone or email to discuss any questions about how counselling may be of help to you and what your hopes and goals are from the therapeutic process.
I can then offer an initial meeting to enable us to get to know each other before embarking on a longer arrangement. I offer both long and short term work.


* If you would like to think about difficult feelings that you are experiencing during this unsettling time, I am offering at present, online and telephone sessions while social isolation is in place.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Domestic Abuse Counsellor

I have completed a large number of continued professional development courses and I continue to do so by updating my knowledge on a regular basis.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

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Fees

I offer individual counselling for adults

£60 for an initial 50 min session

£60 for further on going sessions

Availability

Mon-Fri daytime and evening by arrangement.

Further information

I work with people of all cultural backgrounds in the voluntary and private sector and I adhere to the BACP ethical framework for good practice.

I hold an enhanced disclosure and barring certificate (DBS).  I am fully insured and I have regular supervision to support my work.

Rickmansworth
WD3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Joanna Power PGDip Psych Couns, Reg MBACP

Joanna Power PGDip Psych Couns, Reg MBACP