Joanna Yeaxlee Batch

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Reg. NCPS, Adv Dip. Couns, MBACP (registered), IIPA member
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Bideford, Devon, EX39 2QL
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My Name is Jo Batch, I am a qualified counselling psychotherapist and supervisor who provides face to face and on line counselling and psychotherapy services. My aim is to be alongside people who are experiencing any kind of anxiety or distress and to provide a safe space in which to explore difficulties and find ways to heal.

I believe that people are more than just a label or a problem they are having. I work in a holistic way that puts your needs at the top of everything that I do. I work with a person as a whole not a set of symptoms or problems. My aim is to work together to find a way of working that suits your individuality. One size does not fit all!

It can feel daunting to talk about problems or distress. I won’t judge you, and it will be safe for you to talk about your life and your difficulties with me. I work within boundaries of confidentiality and with codes of ethics that keep you safe through the therapeutic process.

I work with both adults and young people. I can help you with any issues you are facing using proven therapy techniques and using the therapeutic relationship to explore the issues you are facing.

I trained in North Devon over a period of several years and during this process I learned a lot about myself and about human relationships. My model of integration is based on a relational and developmental approach. This means that I have studied theories about human development and how the building blocks of ‘who I am’ are put together. The relational aspect has taught me about how relationships mould us, the importance of them to survive and thrive and how we can use the relationship in counselling and psychotherapy to heal.

Please call, text or e mail for further information or to book an appointment.

I offer supervision both face to face and online. This includes students who are taking their first steps into counselling practice and experienced professionals. I work relationally as a supervisor where I put supervisee needs and therefore client needs at the forefront of the work. I am trained in several models of supervision and pay particular attention to the therapist’s use of self and unconscious processes. I really enjoy the mentoring aspect of supervision and aim to create collaborative relationships where the therapist feels supported and able to explore all aspects of their client work.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons

level 6 advanced diploma in supervision

Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy

Level 4 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling studies

Cruse Bereavement Awareness

Counselling children and young people

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Areas of counselling I deal with

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£55.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Adults and young people £55 per session

Young people £30 per half session

Couples £70 per session

Supervision £50 per hour, £75 per 1.5 hours

Group supervision £30 per person per hour (minimum of 3 people)

£40 per session counselling concession for counselling students in training

£40 per hour, £60 per 1.5 hours supervision for counselling students in training.

Some concessionary rates available for people on low incomes. Please contact me to discuss.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Occasional weekend appointments available

Further information

I work from a home office based in Bideford. I offer face to face and on line sessions.

16 Park Lane, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2QL

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

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

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Joanna Yeaxlee Batch
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