Joanne Hudson

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MBACP (Accred), BA Hons, FdSc
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Carrickfergus, BT38 7DP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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My name is Joanne and I am an Integrative Counsellor. Being integrative means that I combine various approaches and tools to meet the individual needs of each client.

I offer a safe space for you to discuss your experiences, explore your issues, and perhaps find ways to bring about change and improve your well-being. I provide support that is confidential, trusting and non-judgemental. I am fully qualified, and an accredited member of the BACP.

The areas that I have experience working with and an interest in include Autism & ADHD, anxiety, binge & emotional eating, stress, low self-esteem, depression, trauma and life changes & decisions. 

I also offer Personal Therapy for counselling students.   

Training, qualifications & experience


I have worked within the community for over 20 years, within the fields of Mental Health, Sexual Health, and Autism.  Initially working within support work, then training and facilitation, and later progressing in to counselling. This has allowed me to work in various agencies and locations including Childline, Contact NI, Action Mental Health (AMH), primary and post primary schools and homeless charities.  I have been working as a counsellor for over 8 years. 


  • University of Ulster - FdSc in Counselling
  • Queen's University - Professional Development (Autism, Dyslexia & Learning Disability)


  • Understanding Autism, Asperger's & ADHD
  • Working with Binge & Emotional Eating
  • Trauma and The Body: Dissociation & Somatisation
  • Working With Survivors of Sexual Abuse 
  • Understanding Addiction Through a Psychodynamic Perspective
  • Working Therapeutically with Children
  • Perfectionism
  • Exploring Pre-Bereavement
  • Concepts of Bereavement
  • Applying Theories of Grief to Practice
  •  Brief Solution Focused Training
  • Working with Women Who Choose (Abortion Support)
  • Keeping Children & Adults Safe
  • Suicide Prevention Training 
  • Neurobiology and Treatment of Trauma & Attachment
  • Trauma and Addiction

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Sessions are £40.

I can offer discounted rates for those in need e.g. low income - please get in contact to discuss. 

The Courtyard, 38 Scotch Quarter, Carrickfergus, BT38 7DP

Type of session

In person

Key details

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Joanne Hudson
Joanne Hudson