Joanna H

                           Integrative Psychotherapist MBACP
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In my work with clients I aim to create a safe space where therapeutic goals are agreed upon together and where you can express themselves without fear of judgement or rejection. 

My aim is to use empathy to explore what is happening from each client’s perspective in order to empower individuals to find the strength within themselves to make positive changes in their life.  

​I am so inspired by the people I work with and the trust they put in me when sharing such intimate and personal issues. I am so grateful to work alongside people to help them see their own self worth and potential. Doing this job shows me the power of human resilience and the possibility for growth.

 

I would love to hear from you if you would like to arrange an introductory session where we could discuss how we might work together.

My Approach

Counselling Modality:

 

Working integratively, I adapt my style of counselling to the needs of the client. Primarily, however, I use person-centred and psychodynamic approaches. A person-centred approach focuses on creating a safe, trusting relationship between the counsellor and client in which to explore the 'here and now' - the thoughts and emotions a client is having in the present and their reactions to these. A psychodynamic approach looks at how past experiences and memories may unconsciously impact a person's feelings, thoughts and behaviour today. 

My Values and Ethos:

I deeply care about the work I do and respect the trust that clients put in me as a practitioner. I seek to learn about the experiences and feelings an individual is having, using empathy to gently explore their world without judgement. As a registered member of the BACP, a governing body that oversees the work of counsellors and psychotherapists, I also adhere to an ethical framework. This includes principles such as trust and autonomy that I aim to carry into all of my client work. I also have regular supervision to ensure I am working in my clients best interests.