About me

Hello, I am Joanne, an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor.

Are you experiencing anxiety/stress, low mood or relationship difficulties and feel you are at a point where some professional help is needed? Do you need a space to work through something that cannot easily be shared or resolved with partners/friends/family.?

How can I help you?
I offer you a safe, private and non-judgemental space for your concerns to be heard attentively and with empathy.. My aim is to develop a trusting relationship so that you can feel comfortable opening up your thoughts and feelings with me. We can explore your thoughts and feelings, your situation, and think about how to find ways forward to help you to feel better. My role is to facilitate you towards feeling well and better.

Where will the sessions take place?

I currently work one to one with adults either online or outdoors walking in a green space.

For outdoor sessions I can meet clients in Roundwood Park (NW10), Gladstone Park (NW2), or Wormwood Scrubs (W10). 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 the privacy of an online appointment. 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.

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. The work has been a mixture of short and long term, mostly the latter.

Many of the clients I work with have experienced disruption in their early/family life - parental divorce/separation or the loss of a parent. Early/family attachments/relationships will be at the forefront of my mind in our work together.

With a background in lecturing (cultural theory to art & design students) in Higher Education, I am able to relate well to those in education or professional education roles.

I also have a long standing engagement with yoga as a student and teacher, and other holistic practises, so I welcome clients who want to work with their body (i.e. body image/appearance, eating concerns or trauma).

Qualifications

  • 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.

I have a long standing engagement with yoga and other movement practices so I am attentive to how everything is experienced in the body.

Other Qualifications

  • 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)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£75.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • Vitality

Additional information

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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris