About me

Are you experiencing stress, panic, anxiety or depression? 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 offer you a confidential space to work with a range of issues, including abuse, anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, work problems, 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) and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). 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 counselling service.

I am trained in person-centred and psychodynamic integrative therapeutic counselling, and CBT.

Clinical Qualifications:

  • PG Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).
  • PG 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.
  • Walking Therapy Training with Jonathan Hoban, Creative Counselling, London.

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees for therapeutic counselling are £50 per 50-minute online or telephone session, and £60 per 50-minute online CBT session.

I am also offering in-person sessions on Saturdays and Tuesday evenings at Brighter Spaces, 2A Prebend Street, Islington, N1 8PT.  My fees for in-person therapeutic counselling are £60 per 50-minute session, and £70 per 50-minute CBT session. 

I offer concessions to students, and those receiving low income and/or benefits.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am currently offering evening sessions by Zoom or by telephone, and in-person sessions on a Saturday.  I am happy to work remotely with clients from outside London.  

Westgate House
2A Prebend Street
London
N1 8PT

Stoke Newington
London
N16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom
Joanne Lindley

Joanne Lindley