Joanne Allen

Joanne Allen


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07743332224

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Therapist - Derby

Derby DE21
07743332224
Sessions from £50.00

Features

Availability

I am now offering face to face appointments, with Covid safety measures in place. However, I will be continuing to offer online  therapy as an alternative option. 

I am able to work with trainee therapists, and have been approved by several local training providers. Please get in touch to find out more.

I currently have spaces on Mondays and Tuesdays for new clients.

From January 2022, I will studying for a diploma in clinical supervision. I will be offering low cost supervision (£25 per hour) on a time limited basis to qualified therapists from May 2022. Please contact me for more information.

About me and my therapy practice

I am an accredited member of the BACP.

As an integrative therapist, I explore your thoughts, feelings, emotions and bodily experiences. This holistic approach enables us to gain a rounded view of what might be going on for you. My work is client led, meaning that I work with whatever you choose to bring up. My focus in the initial stages is to build our therapeutic alliance to make you feel comfortable and secure.

I work in Spondon, with the A52, A50 and M1 close by. My practise is on bus routes between Derby & Nottingham and I have free off road parking.

I offer weekly sessions which are 60 minutes long - the fee is £50. Initial assessments are also charged at £50.

I have worked with several Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) providers, offering brief counselling to employees who need support with personal and/or work related issues. 

Testimonials:

"I felt comfortable as soon as Jo opened the door and I saw her smile. I only wanted a limited number of sessions and knew what I wanted to work on. Jo was able to do this and brought new insight into how my childhood impacted how I feel as an adult". Testimonial by M.B

"Jo made me feel at ease and I quickly felt able to share my anxieties, personal and work related stress with her. With her support I've been able to work through some complex issues and start to build a new life. I feel optimistic about the future now and have learned strategies to support myself when challenges arise. I cannot recommend Jo highly enough, she helped me find myself again and although I hope to not need her again, I will miss talking with her very much. Thank you! Testimonial by L.S.

Testimonials shared with permission.

Practice description

I have been practising since 2015, and set up my private practise in 2017. 

My pronouns are she/her.

Accessibility

My therapy room is on the first floor, accessible by stairs only. However, online therapy may be a suitable alternative.

I can provide all paperwork (contracts, GDPR statements etc) in large print, on coloured paper, or on PDF upon request. 

How I work

As I work in an integrative way, this allows me to tailor the therapy to suit each person that I work with. I take into account different learning styles, and different approaches to ensure that you get the best experience you can out of your therapy.  I use different theories depending on what you might need.

I focus on all aspects of a person - thoughts, emotions, physical symptoms, memories, behaviours, dreams and fantasies to name a few. This gives a holistic view of the person rather than focusing on just one aspect. 

I find metaphors and images a powerful way to access thoughts, emotions and memories, which build the foundations for being able to attribute language to our experiences. We may also use resources such as stones, pens/paints and paper to visualise different aspects.

My first session

When you initially make an enquiry, I will ask for your email address. I will then send you a brief form to complete to indicate what it is you are looking for from therapy. 

Before our first session, we will then have had a short introductory phone call to discuss any questions you may have about therapy. We will then arrange our initial assessment session, usually within the next week or two. 

In the assessment, I will ask you about how you are feeling and what you are experiencing in your current life. We will then discuss relevant events in your history, which can sometimes give an indication of why you may be feeling the way you do in the present. Your wellbeing and support network will also be explored, as well as what you need from therapy. We will then discuss the practicalities such as our mutual availability, and fees. At the end of this assessment, I will invite you to make a further appointment if you feel comfortable, or will allow you to go away to think about it and then let me know.

At our first therapy session, we will need to complete some paperwork before we begin. There will be a contract, providing the framework for our work together; as well as a GDPR statement. We will then begin the work, building our relationship as we go along.

The therapy will be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure you are getting what you need, and to address any challenges that may have arisen in the work.  


What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Supervisor - Derby

Derby DE21
07743332224
Sessions from £25.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am currently training at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI) for a Diploma in Clinical Supervision. I will be offering supervision sessions at a reduced fee of £25 per hour (£37.50 for 90 mins) for 12 contracted sessions. 

Sessions will be available face to face or on Zoom. 

I currently have sessions available for supervision on a Friday. Other days may be available in the coming weeks - please get in touch to find out more.

About me and my therapy practice

I work from a relational, integrative modality. My experience is working with individuals over 18. I hold a BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy from SPTI (2017) and gained my BACP accreditation in 2019. 

I work with a varied case load of clients, but hold a specialised interest in working with people with chronic illnesses. 

The theories that I integrate are psychodynamic, person-centred, Gestalt, attachment theories, neuroscience, and trauma work. 

Practice description

I am currently able to offer supervision to qualified therapists (including those who may be qualifying soon). I am able to work with trainee therapists if your training provider allows you to count the hours of our work together.  Alternatively, you may be looking for additional hours to support your existing supervision.

Please get in touch to discuss what you may need.

My first session

After the initial contact, we would arrange a 1 hour session. Here, we would discuss what you are looking for in supervision, as well as your clinical experience. 

I may also ask you to bring a vignette of your client work so we can get a sense of how we may work together.

Sessions are audio recorded in accordance with my training provider's requirements. This will be explained in the contracting. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited