Dr Joanne Storr
I have received training in a variety of therapeutic approaches including CBT, systemic and psychodynamic which can be delivered in an integrative way to suit the needs of each individual.
I have been providing mental health interventions in the NHS for 13 years in various settings including inpatient, community and secure forensic settings. I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Exeter in 2015 and have since completed further training in EMDR and DBT. I have subsequently specialised in working with adults with complex difficulties, experiencing combinations of the following:
Acute mental health problems
Emotional issues such as anxiety, depression or anger
Trauma histories (including abuse)
My approach is compassionate, empathetic, genuine and person-centred with the ability to adapt the therapy to suit you and your goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Psychology (Lancaster University), MSc Cognitive Neuroscience (UCL), and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Exeter).
I started working in mental health in 2004 and have worked in a range of services, such as forensic secure services, community mental health teams, acute services, and services for those diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses and those struggling to cope with bereavement.
My interests are in helping those struggling with mental health difficulties to find a path to a place where they can feel more comfortable within themselves and potentially with others around them.
I have received further training in many areas such as, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). In addition, to this I have been trained in many modes of therapy, from CBT, CAT, systemic, psychodynamic and can adapt my approach to support your needs and requirements.
I am happy and comfortable to work with a range of difficulties from depression, anxiety and eating disorder to adjustment difficulties arising from life-limiting illnesses that are causing distress and bereavements that remain unresolved or too painful to come to terms with following the normal process of grieving.
Currently, I work full-time in Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) within a service delivering Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mentalization-Based Therapy. These are treatments evidence-based for those with complex personality difficulties. Prior to this I worked in acute services within Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SABP) providing therapy and consultation for a range of acute mental health needs.
Memberships and Affiliations:
Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (Membership of Clinical Psychology Division)
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
Member of Society for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Member of EMDR Association UK and Ireland
Registered / Accredited
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My rates are:
£80 per hour for individual therapy.
Couples or family therapy work range from £120-150 per hour.
Reduced rates can be negotiated for block bookings.
Evenings or weekends
Get started by getting in touch with me via email or telephone.
We can arrange an initial assessment session during which we can consider what your goals and wishes for therapy are. Following this, if you wish to continue we can arrange regular sessions either weekly or fortnightly, depending on your preference and other commitments.