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.
For those who have very low income, students or Job seekers allowances I offer £25 per 1hr session. For everyone else I am £40 per 1hr session.
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 10 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 Counseling, Transactional Analysis 101, CBT, Lego Therapy and I am in the process off starting a CBT Certificate 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 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
1 Hour Session £40
Students & Concessions £25
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 for Students & Consessions £25.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible appointments Monday to Friday daily, Monday & Friday evenings only and Weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|