Joe Church MBACP
Everyone experiences difficulty at one time or another. Whether you are dealing with a major life event, suffering anxiety or depression, struggling with an issue, or simply experiencing that something is not working in your life, this is an opportunity for you to step out of your everyday roles and usual ways of thinking, and bring non-judgemental awareness to yourself, in order to get to the root of what is troubling you or holding you back in your life.
My first aim is to provide a safe, clear space in which you can be yourself in the knowledge that you will be fully accepted, however you are. It is surprising how this experience alone can awaken our energy, our aliveness, freeing us up from habitual responses which no longer serve us, and allowing new parts of ourselves to emerge.
Exploring ourselves in this way can illuminate out-dated beliefs that we hold about ourselves, and shed light on other ways in which we are inhibiting our well-being. It can be very affirming and such a relief to realise that we no longer need to do so. Through this fresh perspective we are awakened to new possibilities. Our energy returns, our experience is transformed into something more manageable and workable, and we begin to see new and more fulfilling ways forward in our lives.
The way I work takes into account the whole person - body, mind and spirit - not just the thinking part of us.
Finding the right therapist for you is very important, so please do call me if you'd like to ask any questions and get more of a sense of who I am and how I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, 2008
Certificate in Zero Balancing, 2000
Meditation and Mindfulness training, on-going since 1996
On-going training in the Enneagram of Character Types
I work with individuals, couples and groups, and use an Integrative approach when working with people. The way I practice combines a training in Humanistic Counselling with influences from other therapeutic approaches, including body awareness, the Enneagram of Character Types, meditation and mindfulness, depending on what is most appropriate for you.
I have also consistently worked on my own issues in a diverse range of therapeutic contexts during the last twenty five years, and consider this vital in terms of what I can offer you as a therapist.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Body pain, body issues.
My fees are on a sliding scale to reflect the range of what people can afford:
£50-70 per 60 minute session
£75-95 per 75 minute session for couples
£75-95 for 90 minute session of counselling and Zero Balancing
I also have a limited number of concessionary places for people who are unemployed, full time students, or experiencing financial difficulty - if you fall into this category please inquire about availability.
For those who are drawn to it, I also practise a hands-on, clothed bodywork technique called Zero Balancing, designed to release pain, stress, deep held tension, and unresolved personal history held in the body. For some, this can complement talking therapy very well. For more information go to my website at www.counselling-norwich.co.uk.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Fridays 9.30am to 12pm, Tuesday evenings 5.30 to 9pm
Types of client