Joanne Henshall

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FD Counselling. Dip, CBT. PG Cert, Sup. MBACP (Accred)
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Poole BH12 & Christchurch BH23
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome to my profile, my name is Jo Henshall, i am an Accredited full member of the BACP. I provide Humanistic Integrative Counselling / psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Supervision.

Are you struggling to cope or holding on to a painful memory or experience? Do you need to solve a problem or talk things through with a minimum amount of time commitment? Is it important you achieve immediate relief from symptoms of discomfort?

I offer a safe environment for reflection, healing and support. Specialising in Third Wave CBT and Humanistic Therapies, helping you gain insight, clarity and direction. Manage anxiety or depression, reduce uncomfortable symptoms & learn to cope when life is unpredictable.

Perhaps your problems are affecting your relationships or work life or you are struggling to cope with depression or an anxiety problem; feeling distressed, confused or angry? These feelings can lead to an individual to feel stuck, blocked, unfulfilled and desperate. I offer understanding alongside evidence based tools and techniques you can use to help you overcome your difficulties.

Jo has provided general counselling, CBT and psycho-therapeutic support across three charity and government funded counselling organisations, prior to the founding of The Talbot Services in February 2018.

Jo has had extensive training within the spectrum of trauma, and has successfully enabled adult survivors of childhood abuse, sexual violence and addictions to make beneficial changes to their lives.

As an affiliated member of Anxiety Uk Jo has had additional training with anxiety / depression and mental health disorders and works to NICE guidelines delivering CBT. "​I draw from​ Third Wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Humanistic/Person Centred, Psychodynamic concepts, Trauma Informed Therapy and Existential approaches to adapt the theory to provide individually tailored and bespoke treatment plans".

Her work with addictions took place within a drug and alcohol treatment centre, where she also provided counselling support for people caring for someone with a drug and/or alcohol problem.

"I am a warm, empathic, approachable person, having had a solid and varied back ground of life experience, which gives me a baseline from which to draw upon within my therapeutic work."

Your first step

The first introductory session is a chance for you to assess if I am the right person for you. It also gives an opportunity for me to understand what you are looking for and to see if I feel what I can offer will suit you, before we make an agreement to work together.

Reviews will be offered at regular intervals to ensure your expectations and goals are being met or worked towards and for any adjustments to be made with regard to pre negotiated plans or ways of improving therapeutic progress.

Talking to a stranger about deeply sensitive, personal experiences and feelings may seem daunting, particularly when you may be feeling vulnerable. Please talk to me about any concerns you may have about starting therapy.

If you would like more information of how i practice or what counselling might involve for you, please browse my website or contact me for further information.

"My ethos is characterised by an eclectic approach, alongside holistic principals thus, treating the person as a whole".

Terms and Conditions available.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP Accredited Integrative counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with specialisms in trauma and abuse.

cpcab Level 5 CBT

Post Graduate Level 7 Certificate in Supervision .

MA Counselling & Psychotherapy (Peng) Bath Spa University. 

Anxiety Uk approved therapist 

Please visit my website for further information. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

British Association for Counselling & 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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialism in historic childhood abuse, trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, Sexual violence.

I am also an approved therapist for Anxiety Uk and work to NICE Guidelines with Anxiety Disorders and Depression.

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£50.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Vitality

Additional information

50 minute standard rate  from                      £50.00 per session

Attend your session in person                         £65.00 per session

Payments accepted via an online secure payment.

Please view my website   or contact me for details.

Terms & Conditions Available.

When I work

Flexible online morning, afternoon and evening appointments available.

Option to attend your therapy in person at our consulting rooms in Poole, (No evening appointments available).

Further information

I am a warm, emphatic, approachable person, having had a solid and varied back ground of life experience, which gives me a baseline from which to draw upon, within my therapeutic work.

You can also find me in the BACP Therapist Directory.

If you are in need of urgent support, or know of someone that is at risk, there are services and helplines that can assist you. (relevant to your area or that of the person at risk).


Dorset Police


Poole, Dorset, BH12

Christchurch, Dorset, BH23

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Disabled facilities


In person

If you are looking for a supervisor with specific training / experience within historic childhood abuse / trauma please contact me for more details.

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Joanne Henshall
Joanne Henshall