Joe Winter

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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4
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About me

I am a Cambridge-based UKCP registered, experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, working with individuals, couples, families, and chosen families across the lifespan. My work is trauma-informed and explores possibilities and change in relationships. I offer both in-person and online sessions.

I aim to meet you wherever you are in your lives in a way that connects for you, working with you to foster hope and negotiate obstacles to connection, whatever you may be facing. 

From a starting point of shared humanity, I commit to showing up to build a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship as a foundation from which to explore your experiences in your important relationships. Focusing on strengths and working collaboratively with you, my practice is to open possibilities and choices for differences to grow in your life and relationships. I am committed to justice-doing in my therapeutic practice, considering the impact of wider social and political power structures in all our interactions in life. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and work according to their code of ethics. I am a qualified Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, and draw on the current evidence-base from research and literature to support individuals, couples, and families. 


  • Masters in family therapy and systemic practice, Institute of Family therapy, 2022.   
  • PhD in Narrative Psychology, UCL Institute of Education, University of London.
  • MSc in Child Development (Psychology), UCL, Institute of Education, University of London. 

Current and previous roles include: 

  • Family therapist working with Cambridge Acorn Project.
  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapist within NHS CAMHS tier 4 service.
  • Family Counsellor for Cambridge-based charity Cogwheel Counselling
  • Family and Relationship Counsellor for Relate
  • Clinician for Children’s Social Care, offering direct therapeutic work to families and consultation to Social Workers 
  • Specialist Mentor to University Students with a range of disabilities for Cambridge University Disability Resource Centre
  • Associate Lecturer for Anglia Ruskin University Psychology Department.
  • Skills Coach to Looked After Children across Cambridgeshire.
  • Family support worker specialising in engaging and supporting Fathers.
  • Learning Support Assistant in primary schools to children with a diagnosis of Autism.
  • Play and community worker on community and youth projects in London and Bristol.

I have also worked professionally as a singer, performer and musician and have recently researched the use of songs and music in the context of Family and Systemic Psychotherapy. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

Further information

I work flexibly and aim to offer a time to meet that fits with your schedule. 

Deciding to begin Psychotherapy can feel like a big step. I would be happy to talk with you over the phone or email if you have any questions or want to get a sense of me before booking an initial appointment. 

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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