Joanne Dickinson MA Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Joanne Dickinson MA Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Greater Manchester


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About me

I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative counsellor, CBT practitioner & EMDR therapist. I have an MA in counselling from the University of Manchester as well as CBT and EMDR qualifications. 

As well as counselling for issues such as bereavement, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, relationships, stress and abuse, I have special expertise in trauma/anxiety work with clients who have experienced recent or historical trauma.  I also offer services to empoyers such as counselling for staff and critical incident debriefing either one to one or in groups. I work part-time as a counsellor for a charity.

I am an Accredited Member of the BACP and work to the BACP Professional Code of Ethics.  I am also a member of the BACP Register.  I work with my clients to find the best way for them to move forward from whatever bought them to me using a range of skills discussed in depth with the client.

I am also a member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing  (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach designed for working with distressing or traumatic memories.  The theory is to reprocess any blocked memories from past events and is very effective with anxiety disorders and PTSD.

If you feel unsure about engaging in counselling or EMDR I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the process.

I currently have appointments Monday and Friday daytime, Saturday mornings and am based in Astley, Tyldesley.

I offer face to face, online (via Skype) or telephone counselling

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained a Masters Degree in Counselling Studies from the University of Manchester in 2009 after completing the Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling at the same establishment in 2008. I have since completed a Certificate in CBT. I also hold a clinical supervision certificate. I completed my EMDR training in Manchester and am a member of the EMDR Association.

I have worked within a number of charities as a counsellor as well as within the local NHS. I have been in my current role as counsellor at a Cheshire/Merseyside charity since 2009 part-time and work with survivors of sexual violence/abuse.

I am a self employed counsellor during the rest of the week. I engage in both short term and long term counselling in a comfortable and safe environment.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Counselling & CBT £45-£55 (50 min session)

EMDR £45-£55 (50 min session)

Maps & Directions

Astley, M29

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


I currently have appointments available: Monday and Friday daytime, Saturday mornings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme