Joanne King -Child and Family Therapist MSc

Joanne King -Child and  Family Therapist MSc

The Elysia Centre 52 Bowling Green Road
West Midlands


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About me

What can Family Therapy offer you?

Family Therapy is a unique opportunity to be able to have the space to be listened to, to help you think about the type of relationships you want as a family or perhaps to help children and young people through difficult life events.

My approach is to help you to understand and work your way through the difficulties. I can offer advice and suggestions but I will always explore with you the kind of help which is useful.

Family Therapy is a space away from the distractions of life including electronic devices, general chores and busyness to think about what's not working and who it's not working for.

I am able to see people in different combinations depending on what you feel the needs are. For example, I can see whole family groups which may include both parents, siblings, grandparents, close friends, parents who have adopted children. I can see children and young people on their own as long as a parent brings them when under 16yrs. I can see both parents or single parents.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Systemic Psychotherapy (Family Therapy)
  • BA(hons) Social Ethics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Youth Work
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in Higher Education

  • Non Violent Resistance Practitioner (An approach used with parents when children are very controlling, violent or aggressive)
  • Child Attachment Interview Trained.

  • Registration
  • Registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP)
  • Association of Family Therapists (AFT)
  • DBS checked (Police checked)
  • Insurance Towergate
  • Data Protection Registered.

It's hard to describe yourself on a page when you the reader doesn't know you. How do I let you know who I am and whether I am worth investing your time and emotions in? I can list my qualifications which I will for those of you who are interested but it doesn't really tell you enough about whether I am good at what I do.

So I will share with you why I am a Family Therapist. I have always been enthused, challenged and inspired by working with children and young people which is why I became a Youth Worker in the early 90's but then I realised that to really help and support young people you have to be able to help and support parents, carers and people of influence in young people's lives too. This led me to training as a Family Therapist. Family Therapy approaches fit who I am.

The approaches I use are about listening and when needed being creative and thoughtful to explore and to discover together what the struggles are. Then to work with you to figure out what kind of relationships you want and how to deal with and manage what we perhaps can't change.

Why Choose Me?

I have a wealth of experience of working within mental health with children and young people and also within difficult relationship issues.
I have worked in inpatient facilities and currently work as a Family Therapist and duty manager within NHS CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service) I also work with private clients/families and local authority work with new adopters.

I am aware of how hard it is to ask for help and if only I could give you a gift to know that I am not here to judge you but to be on everyone's side to help you be able to enjoy each other and have the kind of relationships you want.
When working individually I have lots of experience in engaging young people and children and being creative and playful when needed.

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My fees are £75 per one hour session for a couple or family(2 or more people)

£60 for an adult individual

£70 for a child or young person under 16yrs

If you are an organisation my expenses may include travel time, please request a quotation.

You can pay by cash or by bank transfer I also have a chip and pin facility.

If you cancel less than 24 hours before you will need to pay for the session missed.

Maps & Directions

Stourbridge, DY8 3RZ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults