Joanne Doyle, BA (Hons), Adv Dip Couns, MBACP.
The Custard Factory
Have you been struggling with a problem for some time, or perhaps something has happened recently and you are finding it hard to cope? I can provide you with an independent perspective on the issues you face, and assist you in finding ways to achieve your goals. This process can involve close consideration and reflection of your thoughts, feelings and behavioural patterns, within a safe, non-judgemental environment, to allow you the opportunity to find the ways forward that you need.
As a unique individual, your life experience and problems will differ to those of others. My bespoke service, tailored to your specific needs will draw from a number of counselling theories and techniques, designed to assist and support you.
I offer individuals and those in a relationship (couples) short or long term work. Depending on your needs, therapy may just be a few sessions or you may decide that working on an open ended basis feels better for you.
My main private practice is located at the Custard Factory in Digbeth and I also use alternate rooms within the city centre. On Friday afternoons I see clients in North Birmingham close to Wylde Green.
What to expect in our first session:
It is very important for you to find a counsellor who you feel happy to work with. As such, in our first introductory meeting we will establish what your needs are and whether working together feels right for you. If this is the first time you have sought counselling, it may seem daunting, so this session will give you the opportunity to find out exactly what it will involve.
If you decide to continue with counselling, each therapy session will be fifty minutes, usually at the same time each week.
In addition to my private counselling work, since January 2013, as a Clinical Supervisor I have provided Supervision to Counsellors at a local counselling agency.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP ethical guidelines (BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice for Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Certificate)
Level V Advanced Diploma In Psychotherapeutic Integrative Counselling (2010 – 2011)
Level IV Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2008 – 2010)
City & Guilds 7306 Teaching Certificate (1997 – 1998)
Bachelor's degree, Theology and Religious Studies (1989 – 1992)
Continuing Professional Development:
I regularly attend courses/training which inform my practice on counselling, psychotherapy, and clinical supervision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£40 for individuals - 50 minutes. (£45 after 5pm.)
£65 for couples/those in a relationship - 80 minutes. (£70 after 5pm.)
Payment Methods: Cash. I also accept e-payments prior to appointment.
Recent Client Testimonial:
Quote: "I contacted Joanne at a time of great vulnerability and was immediately reassured by her clear and supportive information to assist in arranging my first session. I found her to be easy to build trust and rapport with, and I was able to feel safe and supported very quickly.
So quickly indeed that I have been able to change my frame of mind from one of hopelessness, to be able to build resilience and take control of my life and my future again. I was surprised at how well I was able to work toward positive change, as I have used other counselling services before. I am considerably grateful for this improvement as I journey as a father to three young children, already feeling stronger as a result of counselling."
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available to provide consultation 09-00 hours to 20.00 hours during the week.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|