Joanna Mead

Joanna Mead


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07913207181

Contact Joanna

Therapist - Radstock

Radstock BA3
07913207181
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I qualified as a counsellor in 2010, and since then have worked in mainly in the field of addiction and sexual violence .  I specialise in trauma and PTSD and  currently work as a counsellor for a Sexual violence agency in Bath, but am motivated  to build a private practice from home.

I am also currently completing an MA in counselling and psychotherapy at Bath Spa University, although already hold a Professional Diploma in Counselling from UWE  and PGCE in CBT and trauma studies from Reading University.

I like to use a integrated approach of  both client centred and psychodynamic elements. In other words, you will be able to direct the therapy where you want it to go, and I will offer you a safe non judgmental space in which to do that, whilst at the same time looking at how your past has influenced you. The counselling relationship is very important in the approach I use, as it reflects some of what is going on outside in my clients  life, and what has gone on before in the past. I use the relationship to examine these processes and to help you make sense of them, so that you can learn about yourself, and make changes that feel right for you.

For clients that have been diagnosed with PTSD from a one off incident such as a road traffic accident, I can also offer Trauma focused CBT, which is recommended by NICE as an evidenced based approach to treating trauma.

For more complex trauma's such as child abuse and neglect, the integrated approach described above is probably more advisable, because a mixture of approaches often works best over a longer time frame.

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Self esteem, Women's issues, Relationships

Types of therapy

Cognitive, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy