Joanne Coles BEd (Hons), Msc, DIP, MBACP, MASIIP
I am a dedicated counsellor for you, my aim at all times is to provide you with a safe environment in which to tell me your story. I will then walk alongside you while we change the way your story goes from here. I will provide you with tools in which you will take away with you and have at your disposal, this will help you continue through your life journey.
I am £40 per 1hr session only at the moment.
Flexible appointments Monday to Friday daily, Monday & Friday evenings only and Weekends., please contact any time, if you can not reach me please leave a message.
I have been a counsellor now for 11 years and in all that time I have been very successful. One client, whom when we first met couldn't leave her mothers side due to fear of an abusive partner, had a year later secured a place of work where I bumped into her, she said to me 'You have changed my life'.
I will be honoured to partake in your story and walk alongside you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified in Adlerian, Person Centred Counselling, Transactional Analysis 101, Lego Therapy and CBT in Children and Adolescence Counselling. My training consists of a Level 2 Certificate in CPCAB Counselling, CRUSE Bereavement Care, Fear and Sadness and Exploring Counselling with the Open University. I have also a Diploma in Adlerian Counselling and Psychotherapy, Certificate in Transactional Analysis 101, Certificate in an Introduction to CBT and in Children and Adolescence, also a certificate in Lego Therapy. I believe in expanding my experiences, I therefore have been on numerous other courses and conferences with the BACP that will enable me to confidently counsel any manner of issues that you may need support with.
My specific experience consists of successfully counselling abuse in all it's forms across South Wales with women and children and with Grief issues. I am now employed by the local County Council as a School Counsellor.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Flexible appointments Monday to Friday daily & evenings.
Aim of Counselling
The aim of counselling is to provide you, the client, with a confidential opportunity to explore personal and relational issues in safety. As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist I offer a variety of techniques that will have positive life benefits. It will be a confidential collaborative relationship. A realistic plan will be developed to help you move forward with courage. The counselling will enable you to become more aware of self and others. This will ultimately improve self-esteem and will therefore help to make you feel better about yourself and who you are.
The session will last approximately 1hr and normally there will be six sessions by which time a discussion and decision will be made whether to continue for a further six, nothing is set in stone, you can stop sessions whenever you feel it is appropriate. If for any reason you are not able to attend a session, 24hr notice is requested, by contacting me via my work number.
The cost for each 1hr session is £40
The first session will consist of a contract between yourself and I, so that we are both clear what each person expects from each session. Your details will be taken confidentially and a discussion regarding your issue(s) will follow. The information that you provide will form the basis of all following sessions and it will also show your progression through change during the time that we work together.