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L. Joan Dallas Registered MBACP, MSc Counselling Psychology, PG Dip TA Studies

About me

These last few months have been a challenge for many people, in a variety of ways. Do you need a space to help you make sense of your experiences, thoughts and feelings, some assistance with recalibrating and getting back on track with regards to your life, your identity?

If you are an adult individual or a couple, then why not make an appointment for an initial session with me to see if we can work together to address your concerns?   Firstly we would need to have a telephone conversation to discuss how you think therapy would be helpful for you, and if we agree to proceed, an initial online session can be booked. Whilst I normally work face to face, in our current circumstances I will be working online.

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 or more recently, they may involve relationships, life events or future expectations, e.g. marriage, becoming a student or health related issues.  Whilst some of these issues can be addressed in short term work, others may best be explored over a longer period of time. 

I initially trained as a nurse and then as a lecturer in both healthcare and counselling, I am also a trained counsellor and psychotherapist and my work with you would reflect this background, and an integration of Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis principles. Whilst these theories help me to listen and understand the various issues that you may bring to therapy, the key principles of connection and the developing relationship are central to the therapeutic work.  

I have over 15 years’ experience of working with clients in a variety of settings which include a student counselling service, a charity working with women who were in domestic violence situations, as well as my private practice where clients presented with a variety of concerns. 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, in addition I am GDPR registered.

Training, qualifications & experience

Relevant training

  • 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
  • Certificate in Spiritual, Religious and Cultural Care
  • Advanced Therapeutic Techniques using Attachment Theory
  • How to Become a Trauma Wise Practitioner
  • Working with domestic Abuse
  • Body and Spirit in Contemporary Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Conducting Online Therapy Sessions
  • Transgenerational trauma and the impact on relationships

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


£45 for a 50 minute session.

£55 for initial couples session of 1 hour 15 minutes, subsequent sessions as above

£30 for students undertaking counselling/psychotherapy training and NHS employees.

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

South Woodford

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday mornings, Thursdays

Types of client

Older adults
L. Joan Dallas Registered MBACP, MSc Counselling Psychology, PG Dip TA Studies

L. Joan Dallas Registered MBACP, MSc Counselling Psychology, PG Dip TA Studies