Joanne Tucker, MBACP (Accred). Couples and Individuals. Offers CBT.
Hello and welcome... if you are looking at this page, you probably want to change something about your life or your relationship, or maybe both. You may be 'stuck' in a cycle of anxiety or depression and not know how to change it. You may be walking on 'egg shells' or living in a 'war zone' with your partner and not know how to re- connect. What you do know is something needs to change or you need to take a different approach,this is where I can help.
I don't have a magic wand, neither am I THE expert in solving problems, counselling is team work for all who take part.
However, I am experienced in life and it's pitfalls and what I can offer is years of experience and outstanding commitment to helping people achieve the goals they come with.
Previous clients have said, that I am "warm, witty and wise" I like to think I am a caring listener to help you 'sort things out' or 'get a better handle' on things .
I am not specifically interested in your past but want to help you be your best, most comfortable self in the present.
My approach is integrative and very flexible, meaning we will work together in a variety of different ways.
About my counselling and how it can help:
The role of the counsellor is not to 'treat' people or try to 'heal' them, but to encourage their curiosity about their own beliefs and motivations. I offer clients an invitation to step outside their life story long enough to see that the story is not complete and, of course, to appreciate that those stories can be re-written. Together we will create a space in which new possibilities will emerge.
Training, qualifications & experience
My extensive counselling background includes work with a primary care community service, relationship counselling, divorce support, end of life and bereavement counselling, work stress and anxiety management drug and alcohol services and work with a world wide corporate employment assisted health and well being service.
Prior to this I worked in the field of fitness for many years and both enjoy and promote the benefits of exercise.
Life has not been without its perils and I bring both practical experience and integrity into my practise. Along with recommendations from numerous clients and GP's.
I hold a Higher Education Diploma In Person Centred Counselling.
A Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Certificate in Brief Solution Focused Therapy.
Post Graduate Certificate in Person Centred Couples Counselling.
A Certificate in Supervision.
I have also trained in Mindfulness based stress reduction as well as numerous other professional development courses.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Physiotherapists and adhere to their Framework and Ethical guidelines.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have many areas of expertise, with specialist interest in-
Relationship and couples.
Sometimes you just need a space to reconnect a place where you can resolve conflict and move on from crisis or break ups and live your life more fully in the present moment.
This is a difficult feeling to overcome and let go. I work with a variety of techniques as I believe anxiety is both rational and irrational, physical and emotional and needs both a directive presence and a holistic acceptance to overcome.
I also have a specialist interest in working with alcohol, if your life has become a series of crisis and you want to get some control back- I offer a flexible programme so that you can get support when you need it.
I have a professional approach and years of experience to help you break free of the symptoms and distress that eating disorders ensue. If you are unhappy with your weight or your eating or just how it controls your life, why not try giving me a call to discuss how I might help. My previous experience includes work with adolescents and adults.
Please do have a look at my web site for further information.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
Photos & videos
Please do call me to discuss how I may help. If we agree to meet my charges are:
- Initial sessions are usually for 75 minutes. Subsequent sessions are 1 hour all charged at £45
- Intensive 2 hour start up or stand alone sessions are £75
- All couples sessions are £45 for an hour
- Supervision is also £45 per hour
- I don't charge for cancellations, but please let me know if you are unable to make it.
- Missed sessions will be charged for.
- All sessions are payable by cash or cheque unless other wise agreed.
I offer both long and short term work, for most couples this is 6-8 sessions, for individual this can range from a 2 hour intensive stand alone session to longer term work- this can be arranged weekly, fortnightly monthly or occasionally. We will find what is right for you and fits with your life.
I work from a discrete garden office in a tranquil setting in the grounds of my house in a quiet road in Flackwell Heath.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime, evening and weekend appointment times available easy reach of Beaconsfield Area, Gerrards Cross, Marlow, Bourne End, Loudwater, And High Wycombe.
Supervision & training
I offer a collaborative approach to Supervision.