Joanne Walker MNCS (Accred)
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.
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.
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
- 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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions cost £50 to £60, depending on ability to pay. Some concessions available.
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.