Joyce Blake BABCP, MBACP
Fully accredited BABCP (CBT) and BACP therapist, BPS psychologist and UK and Ireland Association registered EMDR therapist.
Thank you for visiting my page. I appreciate that it is not always easy to take those first steps to seek help and my aim is to make our initial conversation (and any subsequent therapy) as welcoming and helpful as possible for you.
I believe that all individuals have the potential for growth and change and, having completed many years of training, my aim is to adapt my therapeutic style in order to achieve the best results for you at this time. We may use:
CBT to gain insight into the thoughts and behaviours that are contributing to your difficulties. CBT is especially good for anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD and depression
EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) can be highly effective for addressing past traumas or phobias. Attachment-Focused EMDR can help address current emotional reactions that have there roots in childhood experiences.
I also believe in the benefits of Jungian creative play, visualisation techniques and humour to gain insight and create change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have many years experience of working with clients with a wide range of mental health issues (NHS, MIND, private practice).
I specialise in working with clients with trauma, anxiety disorders, OCD and depression.
I am a fully accredited CBT psychotherapist and Integrative Counsellor and a registered EMDR practitioner. I am also trained in Attachment-Focused EMDR.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
"Joyce was excellent, open-minded, kind and fun. I feel relaxed, kinder to myself, centred and have a new narrative that is really helpful. Joyce, thank you for letting me imagine again"
"Joyce gave me my life back after a major trauma. I cannot recommend her highly enough"
"I have seen a range of therapists over the years, but Joyce has been by far the best. She is warm, clever, and highly-intuitive and almost seems to have a sixth-sense in her understanding of my feelings. I have benefited so much from our work together. Thank you Joyce, therapy with you really has changed my life!"
I offer day and evening appointments during the week and a limited number of appointments on Sundays
My therapy room is a few minutes walk from Sloane Square (almost next door to Peter Jones) and it is within easy reach of:
Sloane Square, Brompton, Chelsea, South Kensington, Victoria, Belgravia, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Battersea Park, Pimlico, Green Park, Park Lane, Nine Elms, Westminster, Battersea, Earls Court, Chelsea Harbour, West Brompton, Hyde Park, Kensington
Accepts Insurance: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
General & Medical