Joanne Welland MBACP (Accredited) Counsellor and Supervisor
My name is Joanne Welland and Maywell Counselling is my private counselling practice based in Farnborough. I offer general counselling services to individuals of all ages, as well as young adults and adolescents and I work from a purpose built consulting room in my garden, separate from my home to ensure that we have a confidential space.
I understand that looking for a counsellor isn’t easy, especially if things aren’t making sense, and you are feeling vulnerable, worried or unsettled. Maybe things are changing around you and you are struggling to move forward. I believe that the most important part of counselling is finding the right counsellor that fits with you, so you feel safe, accepted and secure enough to be able to explore how you really feel without fear of judgement.
I work to promote and encourage a collaborative, trusting, warm and genuine relationship so you can begin to look at the issues that may be troubling you. Talking about your problems can help you to explore and understand what is going on for you, and this knowledge can help you to find solutions so that you can begin to make positive changes.
Counselling is a very different experience to chatting things through with a friend, as counsellors are professionally trained to listen in an impartial, supportive and non judgemental way which will feel different to how you have been listened to in the past.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I am a member of the BACP, including the BACP accredited voluntary register and I work within the Ethical Framework for Good practice which underpins my work. My work has been accredited by the BACP; this is a well recognised and valued quality status for practitioners that recognises the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development.
As well as my private practice, I also work as a duty counsellor and supervisor in a local college, where as well as counselling individual students, I also write and facilitate group work on subjects such as anxiety, exam stress, self esteem and procrastination as well as supervising trainee counsellors. So as well as working with adults of all ages; I have a specific wealth of experience with young adult issues.
As well as my counselling work, I am a lecturer within a local college, where I use my experience and knowledge to teach counselling studies to adult learners.
I also previously spent a year working at a local homeless charity, counselling young people from 16-25 years old on various issues.
As an integrative counsellor I am trained to integrate four different counselling theories; these are person centred, psychodynamic, existential and CBT, this means that dependent on your personal needs and requirements I can be flexible and adapt around methods that can work for you. As well as the traditional two chair approach, I may also work in other ways, such as using shells and stones, music, poetry or art to encourage you to talk about your feelings, although I would check with you first to ensure that you are comfortable working this way.
Post Qualification Diploma in Counselling Supervision SCT
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2
I completed all four years of counselling training at Farnborough College of Technology, and my Diploma was awarded by the University of Surrey
Additional CPD training and Workshops
Attachment and Assessment
When Things are Never the Same Again - the affect families splitting up have on their children
An Introduction to Mental Health and Dementia
Working with Suicidal Clients
Traumatic Stress Management (TRiM)
Mental Health in the Military - PTSD
Building a Successful Private Practice
Working With Young People in the Area of Self Harm
Insecure Attachment and the Implications for Counselling
Anxiety and Depression in Young Adults
Counselling Students with Autistic Spectrum Conditions
Systemic Work and Genograms
Safeguarding and Prevent
How to Control Severe Anxiety - Human Givens Institute
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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
I offer a 50 minute reduced fee assessment so we can gently explore your issues and to see whether counselling is right for you, but also so we can see how we can work together and whether I am the right counsellor for you.
Introductory Assessment fee - £20
It is important that you feel secure and comfortable with the choice that you make, so this is a non obligatory appointment where at the end you will able to go away and think things over without any pressure to rebook an appointment unless you are sure that you would like to commit to further sessions. A professional counsellor will encourage and respect this choice. In turn, if I feel that you could receive more suitable help through another counsellor or agency then I can also discuss and help to manage this with you.
The amount of sessions you require will depend on the issues that you bring to counselling and this will be negotiated with you when we agree our working contract together. I usually work in an open ended way, however I can also work in a time limited way so if you require a specific amount of sessions to work in a more focussed way, we can discuss this too.
Weekday Clinics: Daytime - £45 per 50 minute session. Evening - £55 per 50 minute session.
Weekend Clinics: Saturday a.m. - £70 per 50 minute session.
The work we do will be regularly reviewed to check how things are going when we will look at progress and your original objectives. It often becomes apparent to both client and counsellor when the client has naturally come to the end of their counselling journey. An ethical counsellor will always consider this and discuss this with you.
I am based in North Camp, Farnborough, within easy reach of Fleet, Farnham, Aldershot, Camberley, Ash, Bagshot and Yateley. I am very close to the A331 and also within easy walking distance of North Camp station.
I work from a bespoke consulting room in my garden and I have off road parking for your convenience.
Unfortunately, wheelchair access is not available as there are two small steps up to my therapy room.