L. Joan Dallas Registered MBACP, MSc Counselling Psychology, PG Dip TA Studies
Do you need help and support in navigating the changes in your life? Have you reached a point where you feel an objective space would enable you to explore something that is important to you? If you are an adult individual or a couple, then why not make an appointment with me for an initial session, to see if we can work together to address your concerns.
The therapeutic space within which we will work, will provide a safe and confidential environment for you to explore those aspects of your life that you are concerned about, whether they occurred in your early years e.g. separation, are current concerns e.g. sense of identity and belonging, relationships, life events or future expectations, e.g. marriage, becoming a student or health related issues.
Whilst some of these areas can be addressed in short term work, others may best be explored over a longer period of time.
I am a qualified counsellor and completed my psychotherapy training at Metanoia, I am knowledgeable in a range of theoretical perspectives, specifically Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis, which I use to help me listen and understand the various issues clients bring to therapy. However, the key principles of connection and the developing relationship are central to my therapeutic work.
I have significant practical experience of counselling and psychotherapy, this includes working in a student counselling service, a charity working with women who were/are in domestic violence situations, as well as my private practice where clients present with a variety of concerns. In addition, I initially trained as a nurse and then a lecturer and have taught in healthcare and counselling institutions. It is this breadth and depth of work with people, coupled with my life experiences, that I bring to my work as a therapist.
As a practitioner, I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such adhere to their Ethical Framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Counselling Psychology
- BEd (Hons) for Health Care Professionals
- Post Graduate Diploma in TA Studies
- Diploma in Counselling
Recent relevant CPD
- Developing Skills in Couple Interaction Summer School The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships - 2014
- Certificate in Spiritual, Religious and Cultural Care – University of East London -2016 (2 years)
- Advanced Therapeutic Techniques using Attachment Theory - 2017
- Working with domestic Abuse: - 2017
- Body and Spirit in Contemporary Psychotherapy and Counselling - 2018
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The experience of living with difference and diversity in relationships e.g. parenting styles, friendships, work/study environments.
£45 for a 50 minute session.
£30 for students undertaking counselling/psychotherapy training.
The Shrubberies is under 10 minutes walk from South Woodford Station, which is on the Central Line, buses 179, W12, W13 and W14 stop outside.
Whilst there is wheelchair access to the main building, there are steps to the counselling rooms.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening sessions are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 16:00-20:00.
Types of client