Joanne Robson

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MBACP, BA (Hons) - Seaham Harbour Counselling Services
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Seaham, Durham, SR7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Joanne Robson, Seaham Harbour Counselling Services

If you are going through a time in your life when you feel overwhelmed and need some help and support, I will work with you to help you to resolve whatever issues you are facing. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, based in Seaham Harbour and I am passionate about what I do and the help I provide. I deliver counselling in a safe, confidential, comfortable and secure environment.

All staff are DBS checked and we are registered with the Information Commissioner to ensure confidentiality.

What is counselling?

Counselling provides you with a safe place to talk about your problems without being judged and in complete confidence. It is a process that helps you express yourself to a professional person in a neutral setting. Sometimes it can help you make choices or reach decisions about how to handle your concerns. As your Counsellor I will encourage you to talk about what is troubling you and listen to what you have to say. The aim is to help you become clearer about both the extent and the effect of the problem and maybe to help you recognise possible solutions – ones that will work for you. I will therefore not give you advice, but i will work with you to help you to understand yourself more fully and to find your own inner resources. The sessions will involve considering what you are thinking, feeling and doing and how thoughts, emotions and behaviour all interact together. There are different types of counselling and I will use the knowledge that I have gained from all of these different kinds of therapy to agree with you the most suitable method to help you with your difficulties.

I understand that it can feel quite daunting to come to counselling, which is why I offer a free initial consultation, without any obligation. This is to help you make an informed choice about whether counselling is right for you. This consultation can either be by telephone or Zoom, whatever you are more comfortable with or suits your circumstances.

You have made the first step by looking for a counsellor, contact me to begin your counselling journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree in Counselling

BA Hons Degree in Counselling

I am experienced in all forms of counselling, however I do specialise in stress, anxiety and depression.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Initial 45 minute consultation is free. Please visit our website to book your free session.

£40 per 60 minute session thereafter 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday 3pm till 7pm

Further information

Making sure Counselling is right for you

I want you to be sure that counselling is right for you.

I offer a free initial consultation. This enables you to decide if you want to go ahead without risk or any obligation. If you decide that you aren't ready for counselling you are free to do so without any cost.

The initial session is a chance to ask any questions you may have. We also discuss what you can expect from me. The session is a confidential chat between you and the counsellor which is aimed at enabling you to agree the counselling that is right for you.

I don't offer 'block bookings' as I don't think you should pay for sessions you don't need. 

I only work with individuals over the age of 18 and unfortunately I don't offer couple's counselling. 

Seaham, Durham, SR7

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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As the sessions are via Zoom or telephone, there are no barriers to accessing Counselling.

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Joanne Robson
Joanne Robson