About me

I am a qualified and acredited Counsellor. I use psychodynamic technique, which means, that I work 'in-depth' to make links between the past and the present. I guide clients in making sense of their situation so they can overcome it and to build their confidence and self-worth.
If you think that you could benefit from this kind of work - get in touch.
I work with clients face to face in my Welwyn Garden City private practice. In some circumstances, I work via zoom and by phone. I see clients for regular, once weekly, 50 minutes sessions, offering long term, open-ended therapy, and short term treatments.
Before we engage in therapeutic work, I would invite you for an assessment. This initial meeting aims to determine your therapy goals, for us to get to know each other, and to see if the type of work I offer - suits your needs.
In the past, I worked with clients with a wide range of Mental Health issues, varying from depression and anxiety to more serious Mental Health Disorders.

Training, qualifications & experience

The most relevant and recent training:

  • PGDip in Psychodynamic Counselling at Enfield Counselling Services 2019
  • HE Dip in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling from University of Hertfordshire 2013
  • Introduction to Counselling Course at open Univeristy 2010

For the past few years, alongside my practice as a Counsellor, I have been working as a HCA for Hertfordshire Mental Health Trust, caring for patients at psychiatric and recovery units.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). 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.

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Isolation Anger, Covid-19 Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Narcissistic disorders, Eating disorders, Stress, Anger, Sexual identity.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Initial Assesment £50 - up to an hour an a half
  • Individual Session £50 - 50min
  • Couples Session £70 - 50min

Availability

Flexible and available for remote sessions.

Christchurch Baptist
20 Tewin Road
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1BW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

I am not currently seeing clients face to face due to virus pandemic. This changes according to government guidelines.

Additional languages

Polish

Social

Joanna Tobitt

Joanna Tobitt