Joanne White

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Dip.Couns MBACP (Trust Therapy)
Available for new clients
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Westgate-On-Sea, Kent, CT8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As a Relate-trained Relationship & Sex Therapist with extensive experience, I specialise in working with couples and individuals navigating the complexities of intimate relationships. My services extend to clients at various relationship stages, including those who are single and couples in the process of separating. I firmly believe that therapy can be a valuable tool for achieving closure and fostering personal growth.

My approach prioritises creating a safe and supportive environment where clients feel valued, respected, and understood. I strive to empower clients to tap into their own inner resources and explore ideas that can facilitate positive changes and overcome feeling stuck. Through the sharing of effective communication techniques, I aim to facilitate healthier interactions and deeper connections within relationships.

Clients appreciate the unbiased, impartial, and neutral perspective I offer, allowing them to gain insights into their relationships with clarity and objectivity.

To make therapy more accessible, I offer a discount for the initial consultation, providing you with the opportunity to meet with me either online or in person. During this initial session, we'll explore your specific circumstances and goals for therapy, ensuring that my expertise aligns with your needs. If I believe your needs are better served by another therapist, I will gladly assist in referring you to a more suitable professional.

If we decide to proceed with ongoing sessions, we can collaborate to establish a meeting schedule that accommodates your preferences and lifestyle, including weekly or fortnightly sessions. My flexible working hours and diary allow me to accommodate clients with varying schedules, including those with shift patterns.

For your convenience, you can book an Initial Consultation session directly through my website at I look forward to the opportunity to support you on your journey towards greater relationship satisfaction and personal fulfilment.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a fully qualified Relate Trained Relationship Counsellor, my journey into counselling and therapy began during my studies in Psychology back in 2001.

I further honed my skills through comprehensive training with Relate at their esteemed Herbert Gray College in Rugby, Warwickshire. Relate, formerly known as the Marriage Guidance Council, is renowned as the largest provider of relationship support in the UK, imparting invaluable expertise and insights.

My professional background is enriched by diverse experiences that have shaped my role as a counsellor. I've served as a Support Worker for the National Autistic Society, supporting adults with autism to achieve independence in residential settings. Additionally, my tenure as a Student Support Progression Technician at East Kent College equipped me with the ability to guide and mentor a diverse group of students, both young and mature.

Prior to my counselling career, I embarked on a journey as a hairdresser, eventually owning and managing a successful salon with a team of eight stylists. This early career path instilled in me exceptional people skills, adeptness in communication, and the ability to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for others.

Drawing from this wealth of life experiences, I bring a unique perspective to counselling, allowing me to empathise with and appreciate the diverse challenges clients bring to therapy.

In addition to my Relate training, I am a member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT), adhering to their rigorous Codes of Ethics and Practice. Furthermore, I hold a Registered Membership with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), ensuring adherence to their ethical guidelines. Continuous professional development is integral to my practice, as evidenced by my commitment to monthly supervisions and ongoing training to stay abreast of the latest advancements in the field.

By blending my formal training with my extensive life experiences, I strive to provide compassionate, effective, and ethical counselling support to individuals and couples seeking to navigate the complexities of relationships and personal growth.

Member organisations

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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£55.95 - £59.95
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial Consultation £45

Individual Counselling £55.95

Couple Counselling £59.95

When I work

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Further information

The Therapy room has been meticulously created to provide a nurturing environment conducive to healing, self-reflection, and personal growth.   Nestled in the heart of Westgate on Sea, a picturesque Victorian town brimming with heritage and charm, it offers a serene escape for clients seeking support and transformation. Clients feel safe and secure as they delve into their innermost thoughts and emotions, confronting their challenges, knowing that their privacy is respected and protected.

Westgate-On-Sea, Kent, CT8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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There is a private and discreet toilet facility accessible for clients. It is located on ground level reserved exclusively for clients only during my working hours.

Online platforms

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Joanne White
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