Joanne Lindley MBACP
Are you experiencing stress, panic, anxiety or depression? Do you feel anxious at the idea of life after lockdown? You may have suffered a specific life event or shock, be going through relationship problems, or you may be carrying a long-term problem. You may have no idea why you are feeling this way. I can help with abuse, anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, work-related issues, bereavement and anger management.
I offer integrative counselling, that focusses on our therapeutic relationship in order to facilitate change. I can also offer cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which will help you to become your own therapist, by learning how to recognise and change your own automatic thoughts and behaviours.
In our first session together we can talk about your specific issues, as well as your hopes and goals for therapy. I can answer any questions you might have about me or my practice, and we can work out how we might work together. In the first instance, you may want to commit to a limited number of sessions, or you may want a more open-ended approach. We can discuss this in our first session and agree our counselling contract.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative therapeutic counsellor and CBT practitioner, and I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have experience of short and long-term counselling across a wide range of issues, ages and backgrounds. Aside from my private practice, I am a counsellor with the West London Centre for Counselling. This is a NHS funded IAPT service.
I am trained in person-centred and psychodynamic integrative therapeutic counselling, and CBT.
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Skills and Theory, Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).
Examples of Other Clinical Training:
- Moving Your Practice Online, the Online Therapy Institute, London.
- How to Do Counselling Online, the Open University.
My background is in higher education. In my role as an academic, I was around many people who were in a constant state of stress, struggling with self-doubt, sacrificing their personal lives, vulnerable to constant feedback and afraid to switch off. Consequently I trained as a therapeutic counsellor, so I could help people improve their mental health through CBT and/or counselling.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
My standard fees for therapeutic counselling are £50 per 50-minute online or telephone session, and £60 per 50-minute online CBT session. However, I offer concessions to students, and those receiving low income and/or benefits.
I also offer a blended approach. This involves nature therapy sessions in Clissold Park, N16, when the weather is fine, and on Zoom/telephone otherwise.
I am also happy to work online or over the telephone, with people from outside London.
Given the global pandemic, I am currently only seeing clients on Zoom, by telephone or in Clissold Park. Please message for availability.