Joanna Power

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BACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Couples Therapist
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Rickmansworth, WD3
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am a professionally qualified and experienced practitioner 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 in Chorleywood, Rickmansworth.

In particular, I work with people who have experienced difficulties early on in life. Perhaps depression and anxiety; addiction in the family; illness or loss; trauma of unresolved childhood experiences; secrets in the family; relationship difficulties; social upheaval; confusion of sexuality, and learning difficulties.

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 can impact our present. This can sometimes be experienced as long standing repetitive issues which interfere with ones life, such as getting into one unsatisfying relationship after another, a long history of anxiety and depression, unresolved health problems or not being able to know or be oneself.

I believe it is through a secure and trusting therapeutic relationship that a person can gain insight and acquire a deeper understanding of themselves. Through this re-connection, a person can begin to engage in life in a more meaningful way.

This will 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 for 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 is possible to help restore belief and trust in the world.

Practice description

I am also 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 people find their voice.

I also take a holistic approach; 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.

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 also an experienced Couple/Relationship Therapist, helping to provide support to people who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship.

The first session

If you have any questions, or would like to book a therapy session, please feel free to get in touch. The first step would be to arrange an initial 20 minute phone conversation, which is free of charge. This gives me a chance to hear some of your story; I can get a sense of what would be most helpful for you, and you can get a sense of me and how I work. We can then talk through possibilities for the best way forward.

Please feel free to contact me either by phone, email, or text message. Alternatively, you can book an appointment via the 'Book Intro Call' option on this page.

I will make every effort to respond to your message within 24 hours of receipt.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • Certified Couples/Relationship Therapist 
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Experienced 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)

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£65.00 per session

Additional information

Individual clients - my fee is £65 for once weekly 50 minute session. My fee for a one hour initial consultation is £65

Couples Therapy - my fee is £85 per 60 minute session 

My fee for a 1 hour initial consultation is £85

When I work

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Mon-Fri daytime and evening by arrangement.

Further information

I work with people of all gender and of all cultural backgrounds both 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

Types of client

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

Online platforms

Skype