Family Counselling

If you would like to discuss family counselling in more detail or wish to book an appointment please use the contact form to get in touch.

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Family plays an important role in our physical, emotional and spiritual development throughout our lives. Family is where we learn how to relate to others, how to express our emotions and how to develop our values and beliefs. When families encounter change following a bereavement, a divorce, moving to a new place, serious mental or physical illness, or child and adolescent issues, they may find it difficult to adapt. All families experience similar issues but every family is different. The counselling process, therefore, can help family members to communicate with each other in a healthier way, support them to find ways to resolve their family problems and help them to understand and manage their unique family situation.  

What issues can I help you work on through family counselling?

  • Parenting issues
  • Divorce
  • Step/reformed families
  • Bullying
  • Self-harm
  • Bereavement
Family Counselling

How I Work

Whilst I always maintain a high standard of professionalism, I do endeavour to create a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere within my sessions. 

From my own experiences of counselling, I understand and appreciate that it is important that you or you and your partner feel at ease with me to be able to talk about the “difficult stuff”.

For those that find it difficult to talk openly (and I understand it is not easy to share your most personal and private details with a stranger), I adopt a range of therapeutic interventions and creative techniques to support you in expressing your thoughts and needs.

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What My Clients Say

During my many years working as a counsellor, in both private practice and with Relate, I’ve had the privilege of working with many individuals, couples and families whom I’ve been able to help and support to affect some very positive changes to their relationships. Read on for their experience of working with me.

Joanne, really helped Ben and I explore what was happening in our relationship, we often went away from our sessions reflecting on various aspects of our relationship that we had not really considered before.  

Joanne was really helpful in supporting us to view our relationship in a more postive way and supported us through the change process.

I am not sure that we would have survived without her.

We are very grateful for her support.

 

 

Ben and Isabell
UK

I really do not think our relationship would have survived if we had not have sought counselling, Joanne enabled us to talk to each other something we had struggled with when it came to discussing intimacy.  We both felt very comfortable and safe in Joanne's presence and I think it was this that enabled us to be honest and open.  Thank you Joanne

Pat and Steve
Coventry

Thank you for the help that you have given us, you helped open our eyes as to what was happening in our relationship and the impact the past was having on this.  We have learned to talk together openly about the past and this has helped us going forward.  We are now looking forward to a happier future.  Thank you Joanne.

Liz and Brian
Norfolk

Online Counselling Services

I offer a range of online counselling services and you can find out more about these below.

I'm often asked how many counselling sessions are needed. As a therapist I am guided by you, the client, as to how long therapy should last but, to gain the best therapeutic outcomes, I would suggest we work together for six sessions initially on a weekly basis. Throughout our work together we will regularly review your progress and at the end of the six weeks, it is your decision as to how we proceed.

If you decide you would like counselling, after you get in touch with me, I will send you a copy of my Online Counselling Agreement. The Agreement outlines details about online counselling and the platform I use. It outlines information about how to maintain your safety online, data protection and payment. There is also a Client Information Sheet which asks questions that need to be completed by you and, for couples counselling and family counselling, by the others having counselling with you. Your answers to these questions will enable me to assess and advise you if therapy online is the most appropriate method of counselling for you and your family member(s).

If you aren't sure which counselling service is right for you and your situation, or if you have any questions for me, please get in touch and we can discuss the available options.

Online Relationship Counselling

Have you noticed that your relationships seem to follow the same patterns, or you are finding it difficult to initiate or maintain a relationship?

If so, then individual relationship counselling can help you to understand why this is happening and help you break these unhealthy patterns of relating.

Online Couples Counselling

Couples counselling can be helpful at any time in a couple's relationship but especially at times when trust is broken, or arguments are becoming more frequent. It may be that communication is poor or you feel the relationship is stuck in bad patterns or emotional or physical intimacy has diminished.

If you relate to any of these, having someone to listen and empathise can support your journey to a more fulfilling and healthier relationship.

Online Loss & Bereavement Counselling

Suffering a loss or a bereavement can unexpectedly plunge you into a hugely emotional phase in your life. The grieving process is unique to each individual and sometimes we can get stuck in this process.

Loss and bereavement counselling can provide support by giving you someone to listen and who will empathise, and can help to ease your journey at this difficult time.

About Joanne

Why Choose Me
  • I am truly passionate about working with couples and individuals to support them through their journey of exploration to achieve stronger, healthier and fulfilling relationships
  • I am a couples/individual counsellor with many years of experience working with Relate and in private practice
  • My clients describe me as an approachable, kind and empathic person who they feel at ease with
What I Offer

 

  • A highly professional and confidential service
  • A relaxed, welcoming atmosphere in all my sessions, with humour interjected, which is so important when building relationships
  • A range of therapeutic interventions and creative techniques to support you in expressing your thoughts and needs, if this does not come easy to you

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