Joe Atkinson

London SE1 & Tonbridge TN9
07553 028091 07553 028091

About me

Would you like to support your children through some challenging times? Are you looking for a solution to your child’s worrying behaviour or emotional difficulties? Support for us as parents can have an impact on how our own children are experiencing their world. Some space to explore and be heard can give us some insight that can help make sense of and resolve your child’s difficulties. Support for your child can give them a chance to start making sense of their own difficulties themselves. Whatever the presenting issues I invite you to explore the variety of ways in which you can offer the support to your child that you want.

I offer this space to parents and/or adolescents to explore the challenging times, potential causes and a place to make sense and resolve these issues. I have trained in Addiction Psychology, Play Therapy and most recently Compassionate Inquiry with Dr Gabor Matè. I offer this space with curiosity, compassion and playfulness.

Send me an email and I’ll invite you for a free 15 minute consultation in which we can get to know each other a little better and you can ask any questions that you want to, get to know a bit more about me and my work. There is no obligation to enter into anything and I will happily assist in guiding you elsewhere if I can.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc - Psychology (University of Reading 2005)
  • PGcert - Addiction Psychology and Counselling (London Southbank University 2008)
  • PGcert - Primary School Teaching (University of Roehampton 2009)
  • Diploma - Play Therapy (Canterbury Christchurch University 2014)
  • Certified Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner (2020)

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Play therapy


£55 per session (50 mins)

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Apartment 18
4 Sanctuary Street

15 Dame Kelly Holmes Way

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Late morning/early afternoon and some evening slots available.

Types of client

Young people


Joe Atkinson

Joe Atkinson