Joy Whitehead

Joy Whitehead


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07773 879410

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Therapist - Orton Longueville

Orton Longueville PE2
07773 879410
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

I am currently on holiday until Monday the 10th January 2022. 

I do have some availability for January but spaces may be limited. 

Unfortunately I am currently not able to offer weekend or Monday appointments.  My working hours are generally 10.00 am for the first appointment and 5.00 pm for the last appointment. However, please do get in touch with me to discuss your requirements. 

About me and my therapy practice

I originally  undertook over 10 years counselling with Women's Aid, helping and supporting  women who have been subject to domestic violence (physical and emotional abuse) and childhood sexual abuse. I now work in private practice and see clients of all genders.

With a passion to support mental health in  the workplace, I run workshops  covering Mental Health, Mental Health for Men, The Menopause, Resilience, Stress Management, Bereavement and Financial Wellbeing. 

I also have a deep interest in the "mind/body" connection and how our thoughts, feelings and emotions can affect our physical health and wellbeing. At the first session I will take a short consultation and together we can set a plan of the goals you wish to achieve from your counselling. I work integratively which means that I adapt my sessions to work in a way the customer would like to work, in order to achieve the best outcome possible.

Sessions are of one hour duration and each session fee is £50.

My working hours are Tuesday to Friday. My first appointment is 10.00 am and my last appointment is 5.00 pm.  Unfortunately I am unable to work week-ends.

I have a private therapy room at the rear of my home, which has been designed to be both comfortable and calm.

Due to the current COVID restrictions I am also delivering sessions via online (i.e. Zoom/Whatsapp) or telephone.  This means that clients who don't live locally can book sessions with me. It may be that some clients prefer to speak to a professional from then comfort of their own home and this option is now available. I am now offering face to face counselling appointments but with enhanced COVID guidelines being strictly adhered to. 


Practice description

My training was 'integrative' which basically means I cover a wide range of different counselling styles. This means I can tailor my work to what the client wants and needs. Often clients have an impression of what counselling will be like and I hope to dispel some of the common beliefs that may exist. My goal is to provide a warm, non judgemental environment where the client will feel comfortable and at ease to talk.  I love to share any supporting information with clients, to enable them to explore more about themselves, and help them with their own personal development. Choosing the right counsellor is vital, and therefore I always encourage my clients to come along for an initial consultation and session, and then decide if it's right for them, and that we can work together to achieve a client's goals. 

My first session

My first session is one hour and will consist of a short consultation being taken - I am GDPR registered and any information will be stored on accordance with GDPR regulations. Any handwritten notes will be kept in a secure locked cabinet in a room which can also be locked. You will not be contacted unless permission is given, and this will only be in relation to your appointments etc. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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