Joanne Gilhooly MA, MBACP
Therapy can be transformative - so why struggle alone? Whether you are in deep emotional pain, anxious, stressed or perhaps frustrated with your life, exploring the issues in a safe setting can be empowering. In a world that can feel frantic yet lonely, it's hard to dedicate time to yourself. But you are important: you deserve an opportunity to reassess 'how you got here', to be more self-aware and find ways to be truly happy.
I offer the chance to be really heard - with empathy and without judgement - in total confidence. We'll work together to understand what is troubling you at a depth, duration and pace that feel right to you.
An experienced, integrative psychotherapist (MA, Roehampton Univ.), I can draw on Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT skills to suit each client's needs. As well as general practice, I have worked in the NHS and with those in addiction. A first career in print/broadcast media here and abroad taught me the value of openness, communication and connection.
Short and long term psychotherapy
I know choosing to have psychotherapy for the first time can be daunting - so feel free to call or email me with more questions and to assess whether you feel we can work well together. I offer short or long-term counselling with the flexibility to suit you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with a Masters degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
As a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I am signed up to its ethical code of conduct.
- MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton
- Postgraduate Certificate in Global Development, Open University
- BA (Hons) English/French - University of Birmingham
- CPD training:
- Art Therapy with Homeless People - Confide Counselling Service (July 2019)
- Counselling in Relation to 12 Step Programmes - Confide Counselling Service (May, 2018)
- Counselling for Addiction Training - Confide Counselling Service (November 2017)
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sliding scale £40.00 - £60.00 per hour.
Concessions offered for
Welcoming front line NHS staff/key workers with low cost sessions during Covid-19 crisis.