Joanne Wassell

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MSc Integrative Psychotherapist. UKCP & BACP registered
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Oakham LE15 & Peterborough PE7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I’m an integrative relational psychotherapist & counsellor working with couples and individuals over 18 years old. I offer both short- and long-term therapy. I am currently working face-to-face, online and telephone. 

Do you feel stuck in your relationship or find yourself repeating patterns?

Good relationships are fundamental to our wellbeing and difficulties in relationship with others can cause us unhappiness and effect our physical and mental health.   
We all experience times of difficulty in our lives, when events or relationships feel overwhelming, or we can feel a loss of direction or purpose.  Sometimes this can lead to anxiety and feeling low or depression. Talking to a trained professional helps us make sense of those challenging times and offers a way through them, moving towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings.

Counselling takes place in a safe space, where you can meet with me and I will listen with sensitivity and empathy – and without judgement. In the therapy space thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence allowing you to be who you truly are.  

Working together I can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, help you understand why you act or react to them the way you do, and see how you can start to make better, healthier choices moving forward.

I am an accredited member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)  & the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)  which means I have met their criteria for qualified therapists and work in accordance with their ethical framework. I am a member of the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA) and am currently working towards accreditation. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I started my career as a nurse and bring a broad range of experience and understanding of acute and chronic physical problems.  I have worked for 15 years in every area of family planning - planned and unplanned pregnancy  and contraception, including sexual health and gynaecology. I combine my medical background with my therapeutic approach to provide a holistic approach of your physical and mental wellbeing.  
I am a member of the British Association of Infertility Counselling (BICA) 

I am a trained Cruse Bereavement volunteer supporting people through their loss and bereavement. 

MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy. I trained at Sherwood psychotherapy training institute gaining UKCP accreditation. My MSc is  validated by Staffordshire University. 

Diploma in Couples Therapy - Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. 

 As a counsellor I have worked at;

Contraception, family planning, gynaecology and sexual health. 

Leicester Counselling Centre

Cruse Bereavement Care 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£60.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

Initial telephone consultation 15 minutes -  free

Sessions cost £60 for individuals & £70 for Couples

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work in Oakham on Tuesday and Thursday's and Peterborough Monday, Wednesday and Saturday morning. 

Further information

You can call or email me and we can set up an initial telephone call to talk about what your needs from therapy are.  Then, if you are happy, we can arrange a convenient time for either face to face session, online or by phone,  which are usually weekly at the same time each week. 

Oakham, Rutland, LE15

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

I work in Oakham and Peterborough. Peterborough is wheel chair accessible, unfortunately Oakham premises is not.

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Joanne Wassell
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