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About me

Hello and welcome. My name is Joyce and I am a qualified CBT Therapist and Psychotherapist and I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I am bound by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedures.

The most important relationship in your life is the one with yourself. It is the only constant relationship you will ever have.

Therefore, the relationship you have with yourself determines everything.

We will work together in therapy, in the way that is suitable for you, to promote emotional health and well-being in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space. Therapy sessions usually vary from short-term and long-term sessions and you can choose how long you would like your sessions to last.

Training, qualifications & experience

Integrative Humanistic Counsellor (Reg (MBACP)

I have several years’ experience as an integrative Counsellor and offer affordable counselling in Southeast London and online, working with adults, older adults, young people, children and families, from diverse backgrounds.

My specialist areas are:

  • Addictive behaviour (food, sex, drug, alcohol)
  • Anger management
  • Bereavement/grief and loss
  • Betrayal - Divorce
  • Childhood abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
  • Communication problems
  • Depression Mental health (bipolar, OCD,  anxiety/panic attacks/) stress, and trauma
  • Family Problems
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Relationship and marital issues
  • Self-image/self-belief and confidence issues
  • Spiritual growth
  • Sleep Problems
  • Stress
  • Still born

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Integrative Humanistic Advanced Diploma (2 years)
  • Certificate in Person-centred and Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Certificate in CBT Counselling
  • Suicide Awareness & Managing Disclosure
  • Loss of Innocence
  • Working with childhood abuse and trauma
  • Attachment and Genograms
  • Hall of Mirrors

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Addictive behaviour (food, sex, drug, alcohol)
  • Bereavement/grief and loss
  • Childhood abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
  • Communication problems
  • Depression Mental health (bipolar, OCD, anxiety/panic attacks/) stress, and trauma.
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Self-image/self-belief and confidence issues
  • Spiritual growth
  • Sleep Problems
  • Still born

Fees

From £45.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My fees start from £45 to £80 per session. Concessionary rates are also available for students, the elderly and disabled.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Usually I work Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm

I offer a free 20 mins initial assessment.

Sessions are 50mins or 60mins depending on whether single/couples therapy.

Further information

Why choose therapy                           

If you are encountering problems and find yourself suffering emotionally, feeling stuck or overwhelmed, then counselling can help you.

Whether it is a specific event or transition in your life, the roots of your struggles may seem vague, with repeating patterns in your life, such as depression, anxiety, unhealthy relationships stress, worry, or addictions.

You may look within, with the view to addressing your problems, searching for positive ways to explore your options, to clarify your thoughts and to develop strategies in coping with life, while increasing your self-awareness in the process.

What is Psychotherapy/Counselling?

Psychotherapy/counselling also known as "talking therapy" is a "special" kind of conversation between the therapist and client. They work together to foster insight and understanding, to ease suffering and discover a life of meaning, authenticity and connection. Simply being able to speak to someone in a confidential and safe space, results in anxiety reduction and an abundance of peace.

How do I work?

My theoretical model is Integrative which includes Psychodynamic (exploring past experiences in relationships and family attachments that affect the present behaviour, and interactions with others) and Person-Centred approach (a non-judgemental, empathic, honest (here-and-now experience).

My contact details:                       

Please contact me via phone 07438990870 or email me for an initial chat about seeking help about your needs and goals.

The first session is to explore and understand your problems better and discuss whether counselling would be helpful. We can then arrange subsequent sessions to be held either weekly or fortnightly, according to your needs. A review of the therapy will be done periodically and where the counselling therapy will eventually come to an end at a satisfactory time.

In response to COVID-19, I am now offering online/Zoom, Skype and phone sessions to allow new and current clients to continue to access support, from the safety of their home.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Joyce Prendergast Integrative Humanistic Counsellor (Reg (MBACP)

Joyce Prendergast Integrative Humanistic Counsellor (Reg (MBACP)