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Joanne Breslin - BizzJoy Counselling

Greenock, Inverclyde, PA16 8NG
07709628796 07709628796

About me

With lots of life experience, where the road has often seemed rocky and uneasy, I managed to find the strength and (importantly) the willingness to find my way through and that journey led me here - to a profession that I love and on which I place a very high value.  My extensive training (which will always continue, to keep you and me safe) was the worthwhile addition in order that I can support you on your journey to overcome what is currently overwhelming, or troubling you.

What is it that I do?

Well, I offer professional counselling for adults (including young adults), where we can explore and gain insight into those issues, or troubles and see if we can find a way, together, to make life easier for you.

It's primarily person centred therapy, meaning it is all about you, the client and the therapy tools, knowledge and expertise used, will be unique to you as an individual.  No two people are alike, or deal with issues, or feel the same about them, even if they have experienced the same things in life.

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, shamed, or a burden.

There's no judgement here, you will be heard and your feelings will be validated.

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, or more content place.

EAP and private employer enquiries welcome.

Counsellor Student discounts available.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling Diploma
  • HR Degree

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

  • Addiction
  • Gender / sexual identity
  • Trauma
  • Perinatal

Also -

  • Chronic pain / injury experience
  • Mental health experience
  • Long / short term client experience
  • Extensive male client experience

Varied client / issue experience

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Private Client 50-60min appointments - £40

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

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

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

Suite 5
Inverhouse Business Centre
9 Ardgowan Square
PA16 8NG

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Steps outside and stairs to first floor.


Appointments are available at weekends and select evenings. Get in touch for current availability

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Joanne Breslin - BizzJoy Counselling

Joanne Breslin - BizzJoy Counselling