About me

I offer Integrated Counselling which can help with a range of problems e.g. anxiety, depression/low mood, relationship problems, loss/grief, perinatal mental health, negative thinking, low self esteem/confidence, stress/work related stress, panic, trauma, self harm, eating disorders and thoughts of suicide.

I have always worked in supporting people with their health and well being over the last 20 years. I have particular experience in working in mental health, emotional well being, occupational health, perinatal mental health and more recently, children's and adolescents mental health.

I can offer sessions which last from 50 - 60 minutes and ranging from one to as many as you need. I have a private counselling room at home for sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons (1st class) Integrated Counsellor

FdA Counselling

Mental Health First Aid Instructor

NVQ 4 Advice & Guidance

I have worked within mental health services across a spectrum of levels of mental illness from mild to severe and enduring conditions. I have also specialised in Suicide Prevention.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Counselling can help with most difficulties in life without the need to be a subject expert/specialist. Many problems have the same root cause and are connected.


Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£30 per session


** Update, I am able to offer face to face appointments during lockdown and Tier 3 restrictions.

Please get in touch for availability

Further information

I am friendly, relaxed and offer a safe and confidential space for you to share anything you want to free from judgement in an impartial environment.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I do have a private, ground floor space.

Joanne Altoft

Joanne Altoft