Joanne Bacon

Joanne Bacon

Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S2

07577 609807

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Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S2

07577 609807

About me

You may be reading my profile because you 're feeling stuck at the moment. I provide a warm and safe envoronment for you to explore those feelings. I believe there is always scope to improve the way we think, and to positively boost our emotions, but some people need a little help with this process.  I believe therapy is a great way for us to look after our inner selves -  it’s like a beauty treatment for emotional health. It is a safe and confidential way of exploring feelings and emotions to enhance wellbeing.

What Is Counselling
Counselling is a form of guiding someone through their darker days, helping them to find new ways of coping.  I believe each person may already have answers locked away inside them somewhere; counselling may hold the key to unlock those answers. I support my clients while they work through their issues in a safe and gentle manner. It doesn’t matter what the topic, large or small. I consider counselling to be a very special and unique profession, which offers a non-judgmental, unbiased, supportive space, allowing clients to reflect on their life and challenge their own beliefs and values. It is a universally beneficial practice, regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality, background or culture.

An important aspect of my personal philosophy is that, regardless of which counselling methodology is practiced, there are no right or wrong ways for clients to investigate their issues. Each of us have our own perception of how we view our world, and ultimately, change must come from the client’s themselves when they feel ready. I have always wanted the opportunity to help people, to support them as they make a difference in their lives. With the use of counselling skills, I believe I do this in a warm, caring and professionally ethical way.

My Journey
My counselling journey began when I embarked upon a life coaching course back in 2012. This was in hope of securing a promotion within a retail position which I held at that time. This course opened the flood gate to wanting to learn more on how I could help support people as they develop and grow their potential. I began to understand how our own values and beliefs can create our own phycological strait jackets when left unchallenged.

My Practice
My counselling studies began with Person Centre Therapy, which is a theory that wholly focuses upon the client and is very client lead. During study for for my Diploma, the core theory which under pinned this course was Transactional Analysis, which is a theory which focuses upon how we communicate and interact. It encourages addressing problems which have built up over time. Thought-out my Degree level I have been studying Counselling Solutions, which encompasses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, which both help to uncover negative thought patterns and encourages hope, it places focus upon a person's present and future circumstances, and their goals rather than their past experiences.

For the past couple of years, I have been working for the South Yorkshire Eating Disorder Association both on placement, and recently as one of their paid clinicians. I have had the honour of helping support service users with their personal issues around food. I have witnessed first-hand how talking therapy can help facilitate changes in behaviour to encourage a healthier life style.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons in Counselling Solutions Therapy

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Diploma in Eating Disorders

Diploma in Mindfulness

Level 3 Award in Life Coaching.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP and I am continuing to work towards BACP accreditation. I also have over two years’ experience working with South Yorkshire Eating Disorder Association.   In September of 2018 I will be working towards a Master of Science in Psychology Developmental, which is something I am very much looking forward to achieving.

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

£35.00 Hour

Further information

My Mission Statement

The counselling relationship is a mutual learning experience which makes this a very special profession indeed.  It is all about team work.  I couldn’t do my job without the co-operation of my clients. Working together, we can develop new ways of thinking, so clients can leave behind old, negative patterns of behaviour.  I enjoy seeing my clients make progress. To watch a client as they unfold into a happier brighter version of themselves, is the ultimate reward for me as a counselling practitioner

Maps & Directions

Sheffield, S2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Mondays - All day and evening Sundays - All day and evening Tues - Sat - Evenings only

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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