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.
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
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.