Joanne Demirkazik

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MBACP Accred. Individuals, Couples. Trauma specialist.
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Beverley HU17 & Hull HU10
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile. I offer a warm, caring and professional service in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment. I have a deep commitment to the work I do and to helping people come through difficulties and create better and more meaningful lives.

Sometimes you might feel that life is not working out the way you hoped it would, or that you are stuck in a way of living that is causing you stress and unhappiness. I will help you talk through what is troubling you and help enable you to make the changes you would like. Therapists are trained to listen in an accepting, understanding and supportive way, helping you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. I believe we all have the capacity for change and through talking, can identify patterns of behaviour which may prevent us from living a more fulfilling life.

I am an experienced and fully qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor. I have worked for over the past 20 years in a wide range of settings such as, Occupational Health, Education, the NHS and I run a thriving Private Practice on a residential street near the centre of Beverley.

Individual Therapy
My training is in a Humanistic Integrative approach. The focus here being in the relationship formed between Counsellor and Client. Seeking a counsellor is a very personal choice and it will help to find someone who you feel comfortable with and whom you feel understands your thoughts and feelings. 
The type of issues clients come to Counselling for are:-Depression, Anxiety, General Anxiety Disorder, Stress, Phobias, Trauma, feeling sad, Bereavement, Eating Disorders, Relationship issues and other emotional distress.

Trauma Therapy
Over the last few years I have been training and studying in different approaches to working with trauma. In particular, my interests lie with Dr Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing approach in which I have completed a 3 year professional training and am a qualified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and also Lisa Schwartz’ Comprehensive resource model (CRM) in which I have completed the first level training. These are very gentle ways of working with Trauma and support the body while it renegotiates the experience.  Please see my website for more detailed information:-

Couples work 
Relationships are an essential part of our lives. Close relationships can be very fulfilling, however they can also be difficult to maintain. I have experience in working with couples from different backgrounds. A couples therapist does not take sides and remains neutral. Therapy will help you to identify and understand behavioural patterns by encouraging fair and balanced communication between both partners.
I have completed the Externship in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy founded by Sue Johnson. I also hold a certificate in couples counselling and am currently completing further training with the Couples Institute founded by Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson.  Please visit my website for more detailed information:-

I offer a free telephone consultation where we can discuss therapy and the best route forward for you. Concessions are offered for the first session. Please ask.

I also offer Supervision.
Free and unlimited parking is available.

Training, qualifications & experience

Graduate Diploma in counselling (BACP Accredited course)
Foundation in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.

Trauma therapy-Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. (SEP)
CRM Trauma Training.

Level 6 Therapeutic counselling supervision(1 year)
Accredited member of the BACP.

Externship in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.

Developmental model training with The Couples Institute (Ellyn Bader)

Certificate in Couples counselling  

Additional Training :-

Certificate in CBT.
Registered on PODS directory.
Training in Attachment theory.
Working with Personality Disorders

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer face to face, online and telephone therapy.

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£50.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Aviva

Additional information

£50 for individuals per hour.
£60 for couples.
£50 for supervision per hour.

When I work

I have appointments available during both daytime and evening.

Further information

Please refer to my website for any further information

Beverley, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU17

Hull, HU10 7NN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

I am a qualified supervisor and have a level 6 qualification in therapeutic counselling supervision.

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Joanne Demirkazik
Joanne Demirkazik