Joe Church MBACP

Joe Church MBACP



01603 623498 / 07977 274043

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About me

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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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.

Further information

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

Maps & Directions

Norwich, NR2

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Fridays 9.30am to 12pm, Tuesday evenings 5.30 to 9pm

Types of client

Older adults