Joanne Bleasdale

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MBACP (Registered)
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Skelmersdale, WN8 8LH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Where do we start?

Finding the right counsellor is a hard task, I'm glad you have taken the step to start looking. Perhaps you're currently undergoing a particularly stressful period in your life, struggling to cope with mounting pressures, experiencing feelings of sadness or loss or maybe you have experienced relationship difficulties or unforeseen changes which are becoming unmanageable.

My Background has been working as a relationship support worker for separated parents this often means working with people who have experienced high conflict and traumatic loss and endings.  I also worked in primary, secondary school and youth work settings for over 16 yrs . 

How might counselling help?

Everyone is unique and we all experience life differently, this can sometimes make it difficult to feel understood. It's your journey and I would like to offer a place for you to feel safe and gain confident in expressing yourself.

The journey which you will start in counselling could be the gateway to healing processes, building self-belief and confidence or finding acceptance. I work with my clients to find the best way to work collaboratively so they can learn new things about themselves in a safe and comfortable environment, supported by a trusting counselling relationship.

What you can expect coming to counselling?

I offer clients a free telephone assessment allowing you to ask questions and for me to find out a little about you. If after the assessment you would like to book a counselling session we will arrange a time and date. 

I offer concession prices for students.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma Person Centred Counselling

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  (CBT)

Children and Young People Mental Health and Wellness Diploma

Compassion Focused Therapy 

Working with Depression using  Compassion 

Walk and Talk therapy 

Essential Therapy Training/Between two Homes, Best Practice when working with families raising children between to homes/2021

Open awards/understanding and working with child loss and bereavement in counselling and helping relationships/2019

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

I charge £40 per hour

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

134 Sandy Lane, Skelmersdale, WN8 8LH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Joanne Bleasdale
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