Joanna Thorne

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BA(hons), Post Grad Dip
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Cowes, Isle Of Wight, PO31 7LH
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 qualified and experienced BACP registered psychodynamic therapist. I can offer a safe, supportive space for us to explore your thoughts and feelings together.

Life can be hard and sometimes it can be helpful to share our problems with someone else. People seek counselling for many different reasons; perhaps you are struggling with a current crisis, or maybe experiences earlier in your life have resurfaced and are stopping you from living the life you want and deserve. You might be facing challenges in your romantic relationship or with your family members.

Some people have a sense of feeling stuck and are unable to move forwards in their lives, while others may have no idea why they feel angry, depressed, anxious or overwhelmed all the time; they just know they want to feel better and wish things were different.

I have worked with adults and children addressing many different issues, both in private practice and in a number of charitable organisations. I am passionate about the power of therapy to change lives.

Why Counselling?

Counselling allows you to explore and try to make sense of your difficult experiences in a safe and non-judgemental space. Being in therapy can help us develop healthier ways of thinking, behaving and relating to others. Through building a good relationship with your therapist, you may feel more at ease in discussing difficult feelings or troubling thoughts. These thoughts and feelings may be recent, or you might have carried them with you for many years.

I offer shorter term counselling which is helpful for addressing one or two immediate issues in your life, or you may wish to have open ended, longer term therapy which allows you the time and space needed to go deeper into exploring your behaviours, thoughts and feelings. Either way, we work at your own pace. I work collaboratively with the client to facilitate an understanding and awareness of self, in order that they may feel empowered to make positive new choices in their lives.

Taking the first step

​I understand that taking that first step can be daunting. Having an initial consultation session gives you the opportunity to discuss what it is you would like to explore during your therapy. It is also a chance for you to ask any questions you might have and make a decision as to whether you feel comfortable working with me. Together, we will assess your needs and by the end of the consultation, we will have made a plan about how best to support you moving forwards.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
  • Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Skills and Theory
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP accredited course)

Alongside working in private practice, for the last 7 years I have also worked for charitable organisations both on the mainland and on the Isle of Wight. I have particular experience in working with children and young people as well as adults who have experienced sexual or domestic violence.

My work with children and young people often involves using creative interventions such as art or play therapy.

PLEASE NOTE: ***I am currently not working with young people under the age of 17.

I undertake regular training to keep my knowledge and skills up to date. Recent courses have included 'Working with Autistic Clients' and 'Working Therapeutically Online'.

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


£40.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Initial consultation (50 mins) £40

Counselling Sessions (50 mins) £50

I do offer reduced fees (for counselling sessions) for those on low incomes.

When I work

I currently have very limited space, but please do get in touch to enquire about availability. If I’m unable to accommodate you, I will do my best to point you towards someone who can. 

Further information

It is important to me that everyone has access to therapy. If you have mobility issues, please do discuss this with me as my office space is not currently accessible. We can make arrangements for you to access therapy in an alternative space that will be private and comfortable.

95 Moorgreen Road, Cowes, Isle Of Wight, PO31 7LH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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