Johanna Dean

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Nottingham NG1 & NG4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I'm Jo and I'm pleased you've found me.

Deciding that you might be ready for therapy can be daunting and finding a therapist who is a great fit for you (like your favourite shoes) might take a bit of work. But when you find them, it can be life-changing.

I offer a safe, supportive space for individuals and couples to explore feelings and problems that might be affecting you and those around you.

How I work

My training is humanistic and integrative, which might sound a bit intimidating. Put simply, the humanistic element focuses on you as an individual. You have the ability to change and grow. To make choices and be responsible for yourself. To recognise your uniqueness, with all the aspects - good and bad - that make you, you.

The integrative aspect means that I draw on different therapy models to help me tailor our work specifically to you.

I also work relationally because I believe that the quality of the relationship we develop is fundamental to helping bring about healing, growth and change.

I don’t have all the answers or a magic wand to ‘fix’ things with. What I can assure you is that I know what it’s like to feel ashamed, angry and alone. And how much my therapists helped me make sense of, and come to terms with, those feelings at different points in my life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over thirty years experience of working with, and managing, people in a variety of operational roles. I always wanted to help people which led to me training to be a Samaritan in my twenties and running a home improvement agency for older, disabled and vulnerable people for nearly four years.

I studied for three years at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI) in Nottingham and graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Psychotherapy and Counselling.

I spent two years in a University setting, using brief focal therapy to help clients deal with specific issues over a limited number of sessions. These techniques are similar to those used in Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) work, which I also have experience of.

The majority of my counselling work has been in the voluntary sector, where I have worked with individuals seeking help with a wide variety of  problems for almost nine years. These include:

  • bereavement, grief and loss
  • abuse
  • ADHD and neurodivergence
  • relationship issues
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • chronic pain and terminal illness
  • sexual assault
  • addiction

My particular interests are in traumatic early years relationships and the effects of shame, and my ongoing development as a therapist reflects this. I am currently studying for my Diploma in Couples Therapy at SPTI.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£35.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I believe that therapy should be available to anyone who feels it might be helpful to them. I have a limited number of reduced rate appointments available for clients - we can talk about this in detail when you get in touch. 

I ask that you give me at least 24 hours notice wherever possible if you need to cancel an appointment. Late cancellations or non-attendance will usually be charged in full unless there are genuinely exceptional circumstances.

When I work

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I’m available for phone and online sessions from 8am. I see clients in person from 9am at one of two Nottingham city centre locations. Client work finishes at 8.30pm.

Further information

I see clients face to face at a well-established practice in Nottingham city centre. I'm also available for online and telephone sessions if meeting in person is not possible due to geography or mobility issues.

Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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