Joanne Henshall

Joanne Henshall

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Poole

Poole BH23
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

Counselling and psychotherapy are both “talking therapies” which attempt to help us make sense of our lives and survive the crisis, difficulty or turning point. My approach is integrative which means I have been trained in and can employ several theoretical approaches. I draw from cognitive behavioural therapy, humanistic/person centred, psychodynamic, brief solution focused therapy and existential approaches to adapt the theory to each individual client. My aim is to clarify those aspects of the client’s life that cause distress, confusion or anger and that can lead to an individual to feel stuck, blocked, unfulfilled and desperate. It is through exploration and clarification that we are able to explore our options and choices, and understand and come to terms with our issues

Maybe you are holding on to something painful, that you need to offload and explore, I offer a safe confidential environment to help you overcome the difficulties you are experiencing. Perhaps you are suffering from Depression or an anxiety problem such as social anxiety or OCD, in which case I can offer understanding alongside evidence based tools and techniques you can use to overcome your difficulties. 

 The core of our work together will centre on strengthening and healing your relationship with yourself. This means looking at all the levels of self rejection and self criticism that may be operating and moving into new ways of being in the world with greater levels of self acceptance and self compassion. Aspects of therapy are also practical and may involve developing new ways of relating to others, improving relationships, healing family bonds, solving problems, looking at your work life, and developing new skills which will enable you to create a healthier and more fulfilling life

I offer a 30-45 introductory consultation where we can discuss the best route forward for you.

Sessions 50 min £40.00

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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