Joanne Cole

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BA (Hons) Counselling and psychotherapy, MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Southend-On-Sea SS2 & Rochford SS4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer a space for you to talk and explore anything that you need to work through to help you in life. Together, we can explore your thoughts, feelings, and emotions to enable you to find solutions that suit you as a unique individual.

When talking about personal matters, it’s important to feel respected and listened to and counselling can offer a safe space that friends and family often can’t. I aim to offer a warm environment where you can feel comfortable, opening up and sharing often painful and difficult emotions.

I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor and I hold a BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a registered member of the BACP, I adhere to the BACP ethical framework.

I work in person in Southend, Rochford and online nationwide. I work in an integrative and holistic way, using various theories and models to support individual needs. I use several modalities to inform my practice, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), transactional analysis, mindfulness, and a person-centred approach. I aim to use these theories to find what works best for you as a unique individual. 

I have qualifications and experience in neurodiversity. I understand that different characteristics have individual strengths, needs and challenges.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy 
  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism qualification
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Practitioner Diploma in CBT
  • Diploma In therapeutic counselling
  • Counselling Tutor Online and telephone counselling course 

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Perimenopause and Menopause 
  • Workplace stress and anxiety
  • Mindfulness
  • Dealing with change


£30.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • In-person - £50.00 per 50 minute session which is payable in advance
  • Online - £40.00 per 50 minute session which is payable in advance

I offer a small number of sessions at a concessionary rate for those on low income and/or students.  Please enquire about availability

When I work

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Further information

I offer a free initial phone call lasting up to 20 minutes.  This is to give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about my practice.  

Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS2

Rectory Road, Rochford, Essex, SS4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Joanne Cole
Joanne Cole