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MBACP Registered
Peterborough PE2 & PE4

About me

Hello, I am Joanne.

I am an experienced, compassionate counsellor offering a warm and confidential listening space to enable you to explore your thoughts and concerns with understanding and without judgement.

I believe that within a nurturing, supportive therapeutic relationship you can build on your own strengths and resilience in order to find more effective ways of coping with adversity and develop greater self awareness.

I  have over six years experience of working as a counsellor for an agency specialising in sexualised trauma and domestic abuse and have considerable training in working with a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach.

By working with you to understand yourself and your life more clearly, I aim to work with you to support positive change and personal growth, and finding more effective ways of coping with adversity.

I also have experience of providing counselling for a national charity specialising in bereavement, and currently work on a sessional basis for a charity specialising in reducing family conflict.

My approach is integrative as I use core ideas from person-centred theory in its emphasis on the importance of the therapeutic relationship and of encouraging self direction. I also use ideas from attachment theory  to consider how early relationships and experiences continue to affect our sense of self in the world and in relation to others.

I can also offer creative ways of working and mindfulness as an effective way of managing stress and anxiety.

I am committed to working with a diverse range of people from within our communities and am experienced in working with the needs of the LGBT community.

I am led by the needs of you as an individual, working at your pace. I can offer short and long-term work. I also work with trainee counsellors and can offer concessionary rates.

During this difficult time I am able to continue to offer online and telephone counselling sessions.

I can offer daytime, and some evening and Saturday morning appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Accredited Certificate in Counselling Supervision 2020
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
  • Level 3 Award in Counselling Studies CPCAB
  • Level 3 Award in Delivering Online Specialist Services
  • Level 3 Award in Leadership
  • Registered member of BACP

I have a strong commitment to ongoing training as part of my continued personal and professional development. This includes:

  • Trauma-informed Supervision
  • Trauma-informed and Strengths-based Practice
  • Mentalization-based Therapy for Reducing Parental Conflict
  • Essentials of couples counselling
  • Trauma-informed Practice for Frontline Workers (AVA)
  • Sexualised Trauma: Neurobiology, threat response and implications for Safeguarding
  • Creative Ways of Working of Survivors of Sexual Violence
  • Journey from Hurt to Healing group facilitator training
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care (Ascentis)
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • ABC Accredited Cruse Bereavement Counsellor
  • Private practice as a counsellor in Peterborough
  • Sessional counsellor for Cambridge and Peterborough Rape Crisis
  • Parenting Together practitioner
  • Cruse Bereavement Volunteer.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free initial telephone consultation

My fee for counselling is £40.00, one-hour session.

Supervision £45/ hour session, £60 for 1 1/2 hours

Concessions available, please ask for details.

When I work

Daytime, some evening and Saturday appointments available

I am currently offering counselling via telephone or the online platform  zoom due to the covid19 crisis.

Further information

I work in private practice in Peterborough from comfortable, private rooms in a discreet location with free parking available.

I also offer telephone and online counselling using Whatsapp, Skype and Zoom.

No.5 The Metro Centre Welbeck Way Woodston, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 7UH

Cambridgeshire Wellness Centre, 48 Papyrus Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE4 5BH

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Appointments available weekdays, some evening and Saturday appointments available.

Additional languages



In person

I offer clinical supervision in a supportive reflective space for qualified and student counsellors/ psychotherapists.

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Joanne Thompson

Joanne Thompson