Hello, I am Joanne, an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor.
- Are you experiencing a relationship breakup/conflict/uncertainty, a bereavement (inc. miscarriage/abortion) or stressful life changes in your career or personal life?
- Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stuck, unhappy, lonely, angry or suffering from low self-esteem?
How can I help you?
We can explore your feelings, possible connections between past and present and how to find ways forward to help you to feel better.
Having a time and place to talk things through in a way that often is not possible with friends or family can be transforming. Being carefully and empathically listened to, without judgement, is the unique offering of therapy whether this is indoors or outdoors.
Where will the sessions take place?
I work one to one with adults either in a therapy room setting or outdoors walking in a green space.
Note: from March 2020 sessions are taking place remotely via Zoom video or phone.
Normally I would use therapy room setting to see clients which provides a confidential safe space for the exploration of your difficulty. As long as we can talk online and you have a private confidential space, we can recreate this sense of safety.
Therapy sessions outdoors may be beneficial for you if you are suffering with anxiety and/or depression symptoms, and if you want to enhance your physical health with walking. If you sit at a desk for many hours at work and have little opportunity to be in green spaces, therapy in a park setting can provide you with movement, fresh air, and a connection to nature in addition to the benefit of talking to a qualified therapist.
For outdoor sessions I can meet clients in Roundwood Park (NW10), Golders Hill Park (NW11), Regent's Park (NW1), Hyde Park (W1). Other locations may be possible so please ask.
What happens next?
An initial assessment/appointment allows me to see if I can help you and will give you the opportunity to see if you are comfortable with me. Initial appointments always take place in a therapy room. If you are interested in walking and talking in a green space we can discuss this at the initial appointment. Walking and talking is not suitable for all clients and will depend on your difficulty and other practicalities.
If you have any questions or would like to book an initial session, then I welcome you to get in touch today. You can either call or text me on 07902 922671 or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with clients in private practice since 2015.
I have worked with many clients who have experienced childhood family disruption (loss/divorce) which impacts their relationships and way of being now, and clients who have experienced the loss of a parent or a physically/emotionally absent parent. I completed my Masters Dissertation on absent fathers.
- MA Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Foundation Certificate in Integrative Counselling
All the above qualifications have been obtained from the Minster Centre, NW6, which is a highly respected training organisation.
I regularly undertake CPD to enhance my knowledge and skills.
- MA Art History
- BA Humanities
- 2yr BTEC National Diploma in the Practice and Teaching of Yoga (Morley College)
- 2yr Meditation Teacher Training (Dru London)
- Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (Satyananda, London)
- Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Teacher Training (Judith Lasater, London)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £75 for a 50 mins session. An initial appointment would give you the chance to meet me and see if you would like to work with me.
I am a Recognised Private Practitioner with various insurers i.e. Aviva, AXA, please ask about this if you want to pay through insurance.
As a yoga/mindfulness teacher, I can also offer mindfulness as part of a session or as a series of focussed sessions. Please see my yoga website if you think this is something you would like to do instead of psychotherapy/counselling http://www.thinkfeelbe.co.uk
Please note: I may not work with you as a private client if you would like to come to the restorative yoga class I teach.