Joanne Howes-Watson

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MBACP Dip in Integrative Counselling (NHS)
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Gravesend, Kent, DA12
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome to my profile. I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have been trained integratively which means that I use several different types of therapy, such as psychodynamic, person centred, existential and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), enabling me to have various approaches to suit different issues and the individual person. This can be short or long term work depending on the nature of you concerns. I understand that counselling can seem daunting, but there are times in our lives when we all need a little extra emotional support, whether it be in making a major decision or learning to cope with the things that life presents. It is my aim to offer that support in a confidential and safe environment, enabling exploration of thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I have worked with PTSD, BPD, depression, family issues, sexual abuse, rape, domestic abuse, grief, loss, employment concerns, low self esteem. and other mental health issues. Moreover,  Eating disorders and addiction, as well as gender issues.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss further.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling - NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.
    Certificate in Counselling Skills - NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.
  • CATT: Children's Accelerated Trauma Treatment. This also covers adults suffering with single trauma, complex trauma and PTSD.
    Extensive training on working with adult and children, victims and survivors of sexual abuse and/ or rape.
  • PACE Model trained designed to repairing ruptures in parent and child relationships
  • Rapid hypnosis
  • Certificate in the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults.
  • Certificate in the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Children and Sexual Exploitation
  • Effective Practice when Working With Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Abuse Trained
  • Trained in Thought Field Therapy
  • Development certification on Assertiveness & Raising Self-Esteem
  • Development weekend working with trauma with Christine Sanderson
  • I have been working with behaviour change for driving for 17 years before becoming a therapist
  • I am a counsellor for Family Matters UK
  • I am a counsellor for SERICC in Essex
    I am a private counsellor. I have had my own practice for 7 years
  • I am trained in Eye Movement Technique(EMT) trauma
  • I am trained in Dyadic Developmental Practice

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£40.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45.00 for 50 Minute Session Day

£50.00 Evenings

Students £40.00

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can do some days and some evening. Please contact for avalibility.

Further information

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Thought Field Therapy

Gravesend, Kent, DA12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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