Joanne Henshall Dip,Couns. MBACP.
Welcome to Talbot Counselling and Psychotherapy Services. I am a qualified BACP trained counsellor, working in an integrative way, putting client autonomy at the heart of all therapeutic work. The therapeutic approaches I integrate, eclectically blend to suit client individuality and holistic well being.
My practice extends from Christchurch to Branksome Park, where you will receive a warm welcome, within pleasant and comfortable surroundings. Authentic, empathetic understanding, within a therapeutically safe environment, awaits you. Explore problematic situations or issues, talk over an adverse life event with someone who will listen, challenge unhelpful thoughts or behaviours.... You may discover new found self-awareness around uncomfortable feelings and emotions, clearing a path for insight, clarity and direction.
Working with the adult survivors of childhood abuse and trauma are my specialist fields. I do however, work and have experience of working with clients, for whom a variety of problematic situations or harrowing experiences, trigger psychological or emotional distress, and general difficulties with day to day living, resulting in their interest to seek counselling or psychotherapy.
Additional Qualifications include Alcohol, Drug and Substance Misuse Award, where my work has been centred around helping the carers of addict’s cope with the challenges they, (as carers) are faced with.
The therapeutic approaches i integrate are:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Dip, CBT) Pending
Emotional Freedom Therapy
Inner child Work
Person Centered Approach
Psycho educational Interventions
The first step
Following your enquiry, you will be invited to an informal 30-minute session, where we will talk about how we might work together. Should you wish to engage within therapy, 50-minute sessions will be offered, usually weekly, 1-1 face to face but could be via telephone or Internet, following agreement. Counselling is usually time-limited and Psychotherapy open-ended, however, I am flexible and happy to negotiate a plan tailored to your needs.
Our agreement will be reviewed 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.
For your protection i am an individual member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), which sets standards for best practice and stipulates guidelines within its Ethical Framework, informing the way I work. www.bacp.co.uk
I also work within the requirements of the British Association for Behavioural & cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). www.babcp.com
There are many therapists available to choose from and how one decides which counsellor to choose can be confusing... I understand for some people making contact or asking for help can take a great deal of courage. Talking to a stranger about deeply sensitive, personal experiences and feelings can seem daunting... you will be warmly received.
If you would like more information, I am very happy to discuss any aspect of how I practice or what counselling might involve for you.
Important Confidentiality Information
All information you share will be treated with respect and sensitivity, remaining confidential within certain limitations, which includes self-harm, harm to others and child protection.
BACP individual membership.
DRBS enhanced check current.
Data Protection compliant.
Please browse my website or email me for further information
Training, qualifications & experience
The foundation of my Counselling training,which started in 2013,is based upon Rogerian theory (Person Centred). However, as my training progressed I became (and still am) increasing passionate about the differing theoretical approaches, that enable and empower clients, offering the opportunity for healing, improved well being and progression at a therapeutically deeper level. My ethos is eclectic, and I take all holistic factors into consideration such as the bio/socio/psycho elements etc. when offering therapy.
I have a full BACP Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am a member of the awarding body.
Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
Alcohol and Substance Misuse Awareness Certificate
Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Pending)
Additional certificates, training and experience
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Prevent / Safeguarding
Working with Children of Substance Misusing Parents.
Essential Drug and Alcohol Services EDAS
I have gained valuable experience working with addicts, but more specifically with their carers and loved ones.
Currently I volunteer and work therapeutically with adult survivors of childhood abuse within Hurting to Healing formally Dorset Action on Abuse.
As part of CPD (continuing professional development) I am currently taking part in a six week training program within Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre.
I practice general counselling and psychotherapy for clients within my private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
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Introductory 30 minute session Complimentary
Full 50 minute session £35.00
BACP Diploma students welcome £30.00 per session, per block of ten booked.
Student and Senior citizen reductions POA
If you have counselling needs that exceed the limits of my proficiency, you will be advised and offered referral to a suitable professional or service provider.
If you are in need of 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).
Bournemouth Safeguarding Officer
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Saturday sessions subject to availability.
Types of client