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

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

Duncan Road

07401 377064

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Duncan Road

07401 377064

About me

I am a qualified psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist with over fourteen years clinical experience providing treatment in both England and the United States. I have worked extensively in the field of addiction and co-occurring disorders including childhood 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 in a variety of settings including outpatient, school, private, and NHS settings.

I am also passionate about providing psychological support to members of the military community. I am an Armed Forces Champion and continue to provide therapy to both U.S. and U.K. veterans and their families.

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

I offer both short-term and long-term individual counselling and psychotherapy for individuals age 17+.

Through extensive training and therapeutic experience I have developed an in-depth understanding of numerous psychological difficulties including:

  • Addiction and codependency
  • Anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), health anxiety, and panic disorder)
  • Combat trauma
  • Depression (emptiness, a loss of sense of self)
  • Fear and phobias
  • Intense emotions (anger, guilt, jealousy, shame)
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Low self-esteem/self-worth; self criticism
  • Mood disturbances
  • Relationship and interpersonal problems (loss of relationship; fear of abandonment or being hurt again, barriers to intimacy)
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (emotional, physical, sexual abuse; neglect; rape; assault; domestic violence; bullying or intimidation; combat/military trauma; medical procedures

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Master of Arts in Counsellor Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling; 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

  • Individual Schema Therapy Certification; The Schema Therapy Institute (currently working towards completion)
  • 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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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I offer a complementary 20 minute telephone consultation to discuss your difficulties, goals, and to provide you the opportunity to ask questions, learn about my services, and decide if you think I am the right therapist for you.

My standard fees for self-referrals are:

£50 (1 hour assessment)     £50 (1 hour session)     £70 (1.5 hour session)

Payment is expected on the day of your appointment. I accept payments via cash, bank transfer, or by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Samsung Pay or Apple Pay).

I am a recognised health care provider with most of the major health insurance companies including:

  • BUPA
  • Vitality Health

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


I offer weekday/evening and Saturday (morning) appointments.

Types of client

Older adults