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Sometimes life can seem difficult or even overwhelming. When we feel this way - as perhaps you do now - counselling can provide the space for you to share the difficulties you're experiencing. My hope is to help you come to understand these problems and this will support you to make the changes that feel right to you - so you can live more fully.
My name is Joanne and I am an experienced and qualified Person Centred Experiential Counsellor with a wealth of experience working therapeutically with people with a wide range of difficulties. I am able to offer a safe, warm and non-judgemental space, and to be alongside you on your journey to make positive changes in your life.
My counselling offers a non-directive approach where I support you to find the answers for you whilst offering you empathy and empowerment within a safe, comfortable and confidential setting located in Ormskirk and Parbold. Free easy and accessible parking is available.
I have experience working with a range of clients both privately and within a range of third sector organisations as well as within education settings.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work in accordance with their Ethical Guidelines and Framework. I have a DBS, indemnity insurance and am registered with the information commissioner’s office.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
I regularly attend a variety of workshops for continual professional development to enhance my practice and ensure I am up to date with key legislation and practice.
This has included:
- Working with trauma
- Papyrus- Suicide prevention
- Gender identity
- Understanding personality disorder
- Equality and diversity
- GDPR training
- Bereavement and loss
I have supported many people who have experienced a range of difficulties in their lives. I have worked within a number of charitable organisations working with a variety of professionals. I have also worked therapeutically with clients within College and University settings supporting young people facing a range of challenges in life.
In addition to this, I am a lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy where I teach from Level 3 to Level 5 in Person Centred counselling.
I have extensive experience supporting individuals and carers with physical disabilities which I have done for a number of years. I have a vast amount of experience working with people who may have barriers within communication where I am able to build up a rapport and establish effective communication.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Initial Telephone consultation (20 minutes) FREE
Sessions last 50 minutes and are charged at £45.00 per session.
I aim to be flexible within my availability offering both day and some evening appointments. I can also be available on a Saturday.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to help.
I am happy to work on a long or short term basis depending on what you require.
When I work