Joanne Anderson MBACP, Dip Coun, Accredited, Cert CBT
Hi, I am an accredited counsellor. I am also a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I practice in the Wilmslow area of Cheshire. I work with young adults, couples with relationship issues and individuals.
In the counselling room and currently on zoom or WhatsApp I work with couples and individuals in an integrative way which simply means that I am able to use various styles of counselling. This will help to provide the best type of counselling that suits you and your requirements, needs and goals. I offer both short and long term counselling.
We will work together in a caring, safe and non judgemental manner to discuss any issues where you are really listened to.
I will work with you to help you to explore and challenge the difficulties you are experiencing and we can help you look and find the solutions to bring about the positive changes and wellbeing that you are wanting for in your life.
I understand it can be difficult to make initial contact. I will try to make this as easy as possible. Therefore, I am happy to initially briefly chat to you via email or telephone to discuss any questions that you have regarding the counselling process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work with couples and individuals
As well as working in private practice, I worked within the NHS at South Manchester University Hospital (Wythenshawe) based in the Occupational Health Department, offering counselling to members of the hospital staff.
I also worked with play therapy with children, through my work as a primary school counsellor
I also worked for two years at Childline offering telephone counselling to children and young people.
I have worked at St Anns Hospice, offering counselling and support to individuals and their families/carers who have or are coping with cancer and life limiting illness.
I am a qualified Couples and Relationship counsellor at Marriage Care, working with couples experiencing relationship issues.
I have experience of working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures with a wide range of issues,
anxiety, stress, depression, feeling sad
bereavement and loss,
low self esteem,
relationship issues, affairs, betrayal
low coping skills,
work and career related issues and many more.
My qualifications and further training skills are
- Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Diploma In Theory and Counselling Practice
- Certificate in Bereavement and Loss
- Childline Training
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
- Working with discrimination and diversity
- Childrens Emotional Wellbeing
- Certificate in Emotional Focussed Therapy (EFT) with Marriage Care
- Bereavement during Covid -19
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Depression Anxiety Stress Panic
Bereavement and Loss
£35 per 50 minute session
£45 per 50 minute session for couples counselling
My aim to to be able to offer counselling at affordable rates, therefore, various concessions are available. Please do ask about reduced fees.
Concessions offered for
I am fully insured.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
I am accredited
I undertake monthly supervision, regular personal training and ongoing further development.
Please visit my website for further information and please feel free to call or email me to discuss any questions you may have, which may help you to decide if counselling is for you.