Joanne Henshall

Joanne Henshall

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - POOLE

Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

Integrative counsellor for Poole and Christchurch. I offer a safe confidential environment to help you overcome the difficulties you are experiencing. My specialisms include childhood trauma, abuse and sexual violence. I also provide general counselling and support for clients struggling with stress and anger, depression and anxiety problems, panic disorders, phobias and OCD. I can offer understanding alongside evidence based tools and techniques you can use to overcome your difficulties.

My approach is integrative which means I have been trained in and can employ several theoretical approaches  to help you survive the crisis, difficulty or turning point. 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. 

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.

Please browse my website for more information or contact me to arrange your 30-45 minute introductory consultation.   

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, 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

How I deliver therapy

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