Joanne Breslin

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Dip Couns, BA HRM, MBACP, CIPD, BizzJoy Counselling
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Greenock, Inverclyde, PA16 8ET
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

My own life journey led me to this profession, which I love and on which I place a very high value.  My extensive training was a worthwhile addition to my own personal, as well as professional life and it ensures that I can support you to overcome what is currently overwhelming, or troubling you. There are lots of reasons why you may want support and my experience is, getting through the door is the hard nerve-wrecking part and everyone feels the same. But once you've done that, I'll help you feel comfortable and build a relationship with you, so that talking is so much easier. You may then wonder why you didn't do it before! You have to feel ready and there's no pressure, no judgement. Have the courage to know you can get to a better place, but only when you feel it's the right time. 

What is it that I do?

I provide professional Person-centred and Integrative counselling for adults (including adolescents/ young adults) and also for couples, where we can explore and gain insight into any issues, or troubles and see if we can find a way, together, to make life easier for you.

It's primarily person centred counselling (talking therapy), meaning it is all about you, the client and the therapy tools. The knowledge, skills and expertise used, will be unique to you as an individual.  No two people are alike, have the same life story, or feel the same, even if they have experienced the same things in life, or have similar feelings, or symptoms.  Each event in life is experienced differently by each person and therefore can affect them in very different ways. No-one knows exactly how you feel!

The process of therapy will be built on us having a great therapeutic relationship, where you can feel safe to open up and explore things you may not want to say out loud to yourself, or anyone else - without feeling embarrassed, judged, criticised, shamed, or a burden.  Very often we don't share our inner most thoughts and feelings for this reason. The therapy room is a safe place for us to explore, unpick, get beneath the layers and find out what it is your body and mind are troubled by and hopefully start to understand why you are the way you are and what different choices you have, to make any changes you might want to. 

There's no judgement here, you will be heard and your feelings will be validated. This is all about you.  I have a passion for helping people find self compassion and to practice self kindness. It's something we are never taught, or think is selfish, or having an ego.  But they are the basic principles to learn to feel different about yourself and others. 

Therapy is often not easy, especially if your past, or present is currently emotionally painful.  But with support and the willingness to move forward, your journey can lead you to a happier, peaceful and more content place.

EAP and private employer enquiries welcome.

Counsellor Student discounts available.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling Certificates
  • Counselling Diploma
  • Couples Certificates
  • HR Management Degree (BA)
  • Gender Identity Training
  • Addiction Training
  • Inner Child Training

Additional continued professional development, with lots of varied training and experience, inc, but not limited to:

  • Addiction
  • Couples / Relationship Counselling
  • Anxiety / Depression / Stress
  • Self-esteem / Confidence
  • Gender / sexual identity
  • Autism / ADHD / Spectrum Traits
  • Trauma
  • Perinatal (PND)
  • Working with Men Training

Also -

  • Chronic pain / injury experience
  • Bereavement / Loss
  • Mental health experience
  • Young people experience 
  • Long / short term client experience
  • Extensive male and female client experience
  • Couples / Relationships

Varied client / issue experience and much more continued training, experience and skills updates. Professional Development is important to my work and something I also am passionate about. 

I work with so many different people, from different and diverse backgrounds, with so many varied needs of support. 

Member organisations

BACP
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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Cigna

Additional information

Private Client 60min

Individuals - £55.00

Couples - £75.00

On Cigna Provider List

EAP and private employer - Get in touch to advise requirements and obtain cost.

When I work

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Appointments are available, inc weekends. Get in touch for current availability

Further information

I understand it is very difficult to decide to come to therapy, but I guarantee to offer you an open, friendly, honest and genuine experience, to make this as comfortable and safe for you as possible.

I consistantly receive lovely feedback from my clients that they feel very at ease with me and that it feels easy to share openly with me and that they're initially surprised that I'm just an ordinary Inverclyde gal.

I love and am very passionate about making a difference and to work with and support people from all walks of life from my own home towns. 

Suite 5 Inverhouse Business Centre, 9 Ardgowan Square, Greenock, Inverclyde, PA16 8ET

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There are steps at front door of building and stairs to first floor. Downstairs room access can be arranged for wheelchair access.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
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Joanne Breslin
Joanne Breslin