Dr Joanne Brown

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Individual and Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy
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Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 4EH
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

I work therapeutically with individuals and couples offering short and long term therapy.

Whether it is short term or long term therapy, 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 individuals or couples to therapy. These feelings can be caused by a change in your life now or they may be from your past. The therapeutic 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 am an accredited BPC Couple Psychotherapist and a BACP Psychodynamic Counsellor. I am also a BPC accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist. I have trained at the Tavistock Clinic, London, the Anna Freud Centre, London, Tavistock Relationships, London and the WPF.  These are internationally renowned centres of excellence which have an international reputation for promoting emotional development. This means that I am qualified to work with you individually or as a couple in long term or short term counselling/psychotherapy and that I abide by the code of ethics in two accrediting bodies (BACP/BPC).

I am a Senior Visiting Clinician and Supervisor at Tavistock Relationships, London and I also work in a private practice in Bournemouth. If you decide to come for therapy, 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.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PhD: Love and its fluctuations: a psychosocial inquiry (UEL).
  • MA Working with Children, Young People and Families - Psychoanalytic Observation. Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, London/UEL.
  • MA in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Tavistock Relationships, London/UEL (BPC accredited).
  • PG Course Counselling Aspects in Education, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, London.
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Anna Freud Centre, London (BPC accredited).
  • CBT Course The Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, Oxford.
  • WPF (BACP Accredited) Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, Southampton
  • BA (Hons) Social Science.

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 completed an MA in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy which is accredited by the BPC. 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. My most recent university post (until 2018) was at Southampton University where I worked as a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Therapies. I supervised and taught mental health practitioners and students. I have worked 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. I have published in the areas of emotional life, reflexivity and mental health.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

The Coastal Practice, 98 Broadway, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 4EH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In person

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

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Dr Joanne Brown
Dr Joanne Brown