Allswell Counselling - Joy Christopher Reg.MBACP. MIC. LLHAY.cert.
Joy is a registered practitioner on the BACP Register, accredited by The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, set up by the Department of Health and operates a private counselling practice for one to one therapy, from her peaceful garden studio in Fincham.
She specialises in 'inner child' therapy, designed originally to help adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse but utilised successfully to assist with many other problem areas.
Joy's intensive experience over 30 years of counselling covers most areas of human issues and conflicts.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy with 30 years experience, 10 years in London’s East End with the Community Counselling Project in Newham, 14 years in private practice in Rochford., Essex and now relocated in Fincham, Norfolk
My orientation and initial training is in person centred counselling. I have a diploma in "Crisis Counselling" with the Institute of Counselling and a post.grad.diploma "Legacy of Childhood Trauma" with Middlesex University, which qualifies me as an "inner child" therapist. My interest in spiritual issues has led me to acquire the diploma in "Relational Mindfulness"(2017) from the Karuna Institute.
My specialist area is adult survivors of childhood physical & sexual abuse, although I deal with many other issues. I do not deal with drug abuse, choosing to leave that to the specialist agencies. I’m also a certified teacher of Louise L Hay’s "You Can Heal Your Life" study course, from the best selling self help book of the same title, which utilises both "inner child" and Life Coaching techniques.
My related experience includes teaching Assertiveness Courses with Havering Adult Education and Newham Adult Education and training student counsellors within the Community Counselling Project.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Inner Child Therapy. Spiritual/Faith issues.
£40 per 50 minute session
I am also a qualified hypnotist (note not a hypnotherapist) and utilise this skill very successfully to stop people from smoking and for weight loss and phobias.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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day and evening.
Types of client