About me

Hello there, welcome to my counselling profile.

I am an empathic, energetic and highly motivated individual who loves motivating others and helping them to work towards realising their true potential.

Some reasons you may wish to embark on counselling

Are you stuck in a box? Do you need help extending the current limitations of the box?

Struggling with change or want to make change happen? Are you struggling to achieve your goals?

Have you got self limiting beliefs that stop you from fulfilling your true potential? Would you like me to challenge these and help you through?

Do you compare your internal world to others' external world? Is this leaving you with difficult thoughts and feelings?

Have you followed your personal and professional goals and on achieving them you feel deflated and burned out,  leaving you unable to work out what’s next? 

Do you struggle with being assertive? Do you struggle to say No?

Are you facing difficult circumstances which you don’t know how to work through?

Do you struggle building relationships or find it difficult trusting those around you?

Having had years of personal therapy myself - I have managed to steer the sails of my ship, taking me from, at times, isolated choppy waters to a warm,  safe and more connected place.

I have a wide range of personal interests including outdoor pursuits and being in nature, art, tennis and start up businesses. In my earlier life I did some child acting and have a particular interest in working with people from creative industries including with actors, designers and musicians.

As a father, I love nothing more than watching seeing the faces of my children light up with excitement. I also have an understanding and am working through the many challenges that come with being a parent as well as the relatively new set of challenges and dilemmas with screen time, social media and unhealthy “influencers”. 

The way I work

Adapting the way I work to your specific needs, I explore and discover with you, what might best assist you to move forward towards your goals.

If you decide to work with me, expect to be challenged in a kind sensitive and at times, where appropriate a humorous way. You may find reflecting deeply and exploring your potential stimulating, rewarding, and profoundly encouraging.

You will explore concerns that are troubling you, in a calm and confidential environment, without being judged or criticised.

In a safe environment, thoughts and feelings can be explored and repeated patterns of behaviour identified, some of which may have a bearing on your current problem and the way you move forward in your life.

You can explore your experiences, thoughts, feelings and intentions in a safe environment, you may discover, overcome and change patterns of cognitive, emotional, behavioural response, that may have been causing your current problems.

Get in touch

It can sometimes feel difficult to make the decision to access counselling, so please contact me to book a free 15 minute phone call, if you would like to ask any questions or make an enquiry.

Together we can work to create a personal plan of work which best suits your requirements.

Areas I work with include;

  • Anxiety 
  • Bereavement 
  • Depression
  • Addictions - Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, Gaming & Screen addiction
  • Trauma
  • Phobias
  • Generalised Fear
  • Stress
  • Parenting issues 
  • Relationship Issues
  • Bullying/Cyber Bullying
  • Don't feel right
  • Struggling to motivate yourself?
  • Are you not in the position in life you expected to be at this point?
  • Need some help moving forward?
  • Struggling to cope at work?
  • Want to change careers?
  • To learn that it's ok to say “No"
  • Anger issues & management
  • Feel you've had a happy childhood but don't know why you aren't moving forward in the direction you expected to be in
  • Want to learn to like yourself?
  • Understand why you keep making the same mistakes and change that behaviour. Be the parent of a person suffering difficulties in life? 
  • Parent struggling with a child with complex needs or illness
  • Struggling with a parental relationship
  • Difficulties being a carer for someone
  • Long term illness

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Currently in training to be a counselling tutor. 
  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Caris Bereavement training working with children & Adolescents. 
  • Counselling Studies
  • Counselling Skills 

Other experience includes;

  • Start ups and running successful businesses in IT, Hospitality, Transportation and Wellness. 
  • Property design and development
  • Designed a Diploma in Onsite Massage Therapy 

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with


Additional information

  • First session 75 minutes £120.
  • Subsequent sessions 50 minutes £80.  

I have a limited number of spaces available to those on low income. 

Further information

I currently have availability for online and phone sessions only. 

M S H Health & Wellbeing C I C
144 Liverpool Road
N1 1LA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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Joe Gruenewald

Joe Gruenewald