Joanne Dalton, Counsellor & Coach: Couples, Individuals, Sleep Assessments
I am an experienced and caring psychotherapeutic counsellor and coach working with couples and individuals. I have a particular interest and training in relationship issues at home and in the workplace, for example:
poor communication, repeated arguments and conflict, you and your partner not meeting one another's needs, drifting apart from your partner, feeling alone in a relationship, affairs, broken trust.
I know that it is not always easy to seek help, especially in difficult and painful circumstances; so I provide a confidential, safe, non-judgemental and trusting space for you to explore and express your thoughts and feelings.
Some of the issues I work with include:
anger; anxiety; assertiveness; career development; bereavement; depression; grief & loss; health & wellbeing; insomnia & sleep difficulties; intimacy; low self-esteem and confidence; loss of meaning, direction or purpose; relationships with partners, family, friends and colleagues; stress at home & work; workplace problems.
As sleep difficulties and insomnia often accompany other issues, I have advanced level training in the assessment and establishment of treatment strategies for people with such problems.
I am experienced in working on both a short and long term basis and with adults of different ages and from different backgrounds and cultures. My aim is to help you to explore your history, experiences, difficult situations or relationships, so that you start to have a deeper understanding of your self and begin to make choices and changes in order to move forward and live life more fully.
I have studied and trained in a variety of approaches and will draw on all of these to tailor the counselling to your needs. We will review our work together on a regular basis to ensure I am working in a way that is beneficial for you and at a pace to suit you.
As well as my private practice, I have also worked on a volunteer basis in two organisations; one in an NHS Staff Support and Counselling Service, the other at Nottingham Counselling Service.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and conform to its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I am a Trainee Member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and conform to its Code of Ethics and Practice for General and Accredited Members.
I work at Room to...; therapy rooms based in Burton-on-Trent.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Trainee member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)
Current study/training: Master of Science in Psychosexual Therapy
Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Coaching
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts
B.A. (Hons) Combined Studies (Creative Arts)
Continuing Professional Development & Training:
The R.E.S.T. Programme: 1. Foundation in Sleep Assessment & Management, 2. Advanced Assessment and Treatment Strategies for People with Insomnia (Sleep Unlimited)
The Ins and Outs of Sexual Function in Men (COSRT)
The Ins and Outs of Sexual Function in Women (COSRT)
Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy includes modules: The Fundamentals of working with Couples, Communication and Difference, Sex & Ageing, Couples in Conflict, Meeting Their Partner's Needs, Dealing with Affairs.
Introduction to Online Counselling (Staff Support & Counselling Service, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust)
Introduction to Bullying (Staff Support & Counselling Service, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust)
Suicide Awareness (Staff Support & Counselling Service, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust)
Loss & Bereavement (Staff Support & Counselling Service, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust)
Critical Incident Stress Management Skills (Staff Support & Counselling Service, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust)
Mediation Skills (Staff Support & Counselling Service, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust)
Exploring Attachment and Loss (Treetops Hospice Care)
Fundamentals of working with Attachment Issues (University of Derby, Buxton)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Insomnia and sleep difficulties
Daytime and evening appointments are available.
Individual appointments - £45 per session, initial session at £25.
Couples appointments - £60 per session, initial session at £30.
Payment is by cash, cheque or debit/credit card at each session, or bank transfer can be arranged, though I ask that payments are made in advance if this method is preferred.
I hold a limited number of places for those who are unwaged or in a difficult financial situation, with whom I am willing to negotiate a reduced fee.
I had a varied career of more than twenty years before training to become a counsellor. This included work across different sectors including broadcasting, the arts and education. I bring this work experience, along with my ongoing training and continuing professional development to my role as counsellor.
My counselling rooms are on ground floor level, within short walking distance of car parks and bus stops on the High Street in Burton-on-Trent town centre.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Thursday from 1pm to 8pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|