How I Can Help
Counselling can help with many problems whether they are relational, emotional or caused by trauma. You don’t have to suffer alone or in silence, worried because of the judgement that could come your way if you tell your friends or family about what’s making you unhappy. I provide a confidential listening ear, which often gives clarity to difficulties that are a source of pain and confusion. I believe that with support, you will be able to work through your problems and start to feel stronger and more at peace with yourself and the world. Being deeply seen and heard by another helps to alleviate suffering. It promotes self-awareness, self-acceptance and ultimately healing and change. I don’t diagnose you or tell you what to do. Instead I provide a place for you to focus on whatever it is you wish to bring.
Issues that I’ve worked with which tend to respond well to counselling include: anxiety, depression, grief & loss, stress & trauma, a lack of meaning & purpose, domestic violence, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, identity issues, mid-life crisis, relationship breakdown, anger, low self-esteem, guilt, shame, emotional blockages, attachment issues, rape, abortion and regrets.
The list is not exhaustive and any difficulties which are causing you distress are worthy of time and exploration.
Counselling offers a boundaried, non-judgmental, safe and confidential space to talk through life’s challenges. I’m a member of The National Counselling Society and adhere to their ethical framework and professional code of conduct.
I’m currently working in Brighton and Hove.
Session prices are between £50-£70, depending on the time of day and ability to pay.
The Initial Consultation is charged at the reduced rate of £30.
I work from comfortable rooms at The Brighton Therapy Practice in Central Brighton and Lansdowne Place Therapy Rooms in Hove. They comply with the HSE Covid-19 Risk Assessment Guidelines.
Sessions are held weekly, usually at the same time and day each week. More flexible appointments are available for those working with variable shift patterns.
I also work over the telephone and remotely, providing Online Counselling via Zoom.
What Clients Say
When asked if they wanted to give advice to anyone thinking of starting therapy, some of my previous clients have said:
“Just do it, it works!”
“Coming to counselling saved my marriage.”
“I now understand where my anxiety comes from and it keeps getting less and less.”
“After years of being overwhelmed with anxiety, fear and guilt Joanne has helped me lift so much weight from my shoulders, gain control of my thoughts and ultimately feel a true sense of freedom. I would recommend counselling with Joanne in a heartbeat.”
“Seeing Joanne is making a positive difference to my mental health and happiness.”
I’m an Integrative Graduate Counsellor, currently working in private practice. I employ techniques from several different approaches, which I tailor to suit your circumstances and goals.
I can offer open-ended, short-term and brief therapy. I employ techniques from various modalities including: Person centred, CBT, Psychodynamic, Existentialism, Gestalt and TA. In the past I’ve been a Mentor for care leavers and worked for a mental health charity. I have also been a Counsellor for a domestic violence shelter and a general practice organisation.
I completed a National Open College Network Counselling Skills Certificate in 2010 and a BA (Hons) Counselling Studies Degree, in 2013. I have also attended Continuous Professional Development training in: sexuality & identity, Imposter Syndrome, domestic abuse, child sexual abuse, emotional abuse & narcissism, Mindfulness, PTSD & trauma, intrusive thoughts and maintaining healthy boundaries.
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” – Kahlil Gibran.