Joanne Regina, M.A., Psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner

Joanne Regina, M.A., Psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner

Duncan Road

07401 377064

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Duncan Road

07401 377064

About me

I bring fourteen years clinical experience providing counselling and psychotherapy in England and the United States, having worked extensively in the field of addiction and co-occurring disorders (including complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and mood disorders). I have had the privilege of working with a vast range of individuals including children, teens, adults, couples, families, police and military veterans.

My practice is informed from an integrative and strength-based approach drawing upon theory and techniques from evidence-based modalities in which I have received intensive training including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and somatic approaches.

This enables me to offer a holistic therapy that takes into account the whole, unique individual- respecting all aspects of your being: your emotional and somatic experiences, self-beliefs, ways in which you relate to others, and your personal strengths.

Areas of experience and speciality include:

  • Addiction and codependency
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression (emptiness, a loss of sense of self)
  • Fear and phobias
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Intense emotions (anger, guilt, jealousy, shame)
  • Self-esteem and loss of confidence
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Master of Arts in Counsellor Education: Clinical Mental Health Counselling and Psychotherapy; University of Central Florida, United States
  • Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy; University of Central Florida, United States
  • Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Psychology; Queens College, City University of New York, United States

Specialised Trainings

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Parts I, II, & III: Richman EMDR Training
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Training; Behavioral Tech, Linehan Institute Training
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Canterbury Christ Church University

Professional Memberships

  • British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (Accredited)
  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (Registered)
  • EMDR Association UK & Ireland (working towards accreditation)
  • EMDR International Association (Full member)

Professional Development

I am committed to professional development as an opportunity to expand my knowledge and strengthen my clinical skill set. Recent trainings I have attended include:

  • Healing the Heart of Complex Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy
  • EMDR: Feeling State Addiction Protocol
  • Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice
  • Treating Trauma Master Series
  • The Flash Technique: Making Trauma Memories More Accessible EMDR Processing
  • EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care
  • Working with Shame
  • Treating Concurrent PTSD in Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder: Principles and Evaluation of DBT for PTSD
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Childhood Traumatic Grief
  • Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Developmental Deficits and Adults Abused as Children
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Self Esteem
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma and PTSD
  • Transformational Chairwork
  • Memory Focused Approaches in Cognitive Therapy for PTSD
  • Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression
  • Trauma, Dissociation, and Recovery- Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors
  • Making Trauma Therapy Safer- The Psychophysiology of Trauma and PTSD
  • Emotional Regulation & Crisis Survival Skills: Integrating DBT Skills into Clinical Practice
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Military Personnel
  • Intro to Schema Therapy: Theory and Practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


I offer both short-term and long-term individual counselling and psychotherapy for individuals age 18+. My fees are comparable with other therapists in the area who hold similar qualifications.

  • Initial consultation (up to 30 minutes): no cost
  • Assessment (60 minutes): £50
  • Individual therapy session (60 minutes): £50 (90 minutes): £65

Payment taken in cash or via bank transfer on the day of your appointment.

If you plan on utilising your insurance plan, I am an in-network provider for the following insurance plans:

  • BUPA
  • Vitality Health

Payment taken in cash and via bank transfer on the day of your appointment.

Maps & Directions

Gillingham, ME7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Please contact me for information on availability. I offer weekday/evening and Saturday (morning) appointments.

Types of client

Older adults
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