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About me

Counselling helps with many problems whether they are relational, emotional or caused by trauma. At times we can all struggle with our circumstances and mental health. Past events and challenges in the present may negatively impact upon our quality of life. Coping mechanisms often start to fail or become unhelpful.

Counselling allows some time and space to focus on your concerns, providing insight and clarity. It's an opportunity for honest open communication, without the fear of judgement and repercussions. This self-exploration tends to aid growth and healing, ultimately resulting in change and acceptance. I don't diagnose you or tell you what to do, rather support you with whatever it is you wish to bring.

My Approach:

I'm a Graduate Integrative Counsellor, with past experience in mental health, general practice and domestic violence settings. I can offer short and long-term counselling.

If you feel that a collaborative and understanding therapeutic relationship could benefit you, then please get in touch for a no obligation initial consultation. This is charged at the reduced rate of £30.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • NOCN Counselling Skills Certificate in 2010
  • BA(Hons) Counselling Studies Degree in 2013
  • Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)
  • Member of the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)

I have attended further training on:

  • Sexuality and identity
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotional abuse & Narcissism

In the past I've been a Mentor for care leavers and a Counsellor for a general practice charity and a domestic abuse shelter.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Sessions cost £45 to £60, depending on ability to pay.

The Initial Consultation is charged at the reduced rate of £30.

I work from comfortable rooms at The Brighton Therapy Practice in Central Brighton and Lansdowne Place Therapy Rooms, in Hove. I also offer counselling Online via Zoom and over the telephone.

Brighton Therapy Practice
Princes Street
East Sussex

Lansdowne Place Therapy Rooms
Lansdowne Place
East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access


Monday to Friday 10am-7pm. Sessions are held weekly at the same time and on the same day each week. Some flexible appointments are also available for those working on a rota.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Joanne Walker MNCS (Accred)

Joanne Walker MNCS (Accred)