Dr. Joanne Brown, MBACP (Accred), BPC DIT (Accred)

Dr. Joanne Brown, MBACP (Accred), BPC DIT (Accred)

The Coastal Practice
98 Broadway

07906 992641

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The Coastal Practice
98 Broadway

07906 992641

About me

I work as a psychodynamic counsellor, offering short and long term counselling.

Whether it is short term or long term counselling, I work with people who need help to understand and think through what might be happening in their present life (for example being in a relationship or being single, being a parent, coping with situations at work, coping with unemployment, coping with illness or bereavement).

Many different feelings bring people to counselling. These feelings can be caused by a change in your life now or they may be from your past. The counselling relationship offers you a confidential and protected space in which you can talk through your thoughts and feelings, and an opportunity to develop different ways of dealing with them.

I work in a private practice in Bournemouth in a quiet location. If you decide to come for counselling, we can discuss whether you want to work for a time limited number of sessions or in a more open ended therapy. Sessions last 50 minutes and are at the same time each week. To arrange an appointment please call 07906 992641 or e-mail jb4counselling@gmail.com

I  also offer supervision to practising and trainee counsellors/therapists. Please contact me on the above e-mail address/number if you are looking for supervision of your work.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PhD Love and Intimacy, University of East London (Psychosocial Studies).
  • MA  Psychoanalytic Observation Methods (M7: Working with Children, Young People and Families), Tavistock Clinic, London.
  • PG Cert Counselling Aspects in Education, Tavistock Clinic, London.
  • BA (Hons) Social Science, Nottingham Trent University.
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (2013), Anna Freud Centre, London (a BPC accredited course).
  • CBT The Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, Oxford
  • WPF (BACP Accredited) Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, Southampton

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am an accredited member of the BACP. I am an accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT is accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council). I have worked for a Southampton-based charity as part of a team of counsellors and I now work as part of a team of counsellors and psychotherapists in private practice.

I have been learning and teaching about emotional life, relationships and the mind since 1988 when I began teaching as a university lecturer. I now work at Southampton University as a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Therapies. I supervise and teach mental health practitioners and students. I work closely with clinicians in the NHS (at the Tavistock Clinic in London and in Southampton) in order to more fully understand the causes of emotional and psychological distress and the possibilities for recovery and repair. In my university role, I lead reflective practice groups, train students and staff in psychological therapies and offer research supervision. I have published in the areas of emotional life, reflexivity and mental health.

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Maps & Directions

Bournemouth, BH6 4EH

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Supervision & training

I offer supervision to practitioners working with a Psychodynamic or Integrative approach. .

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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