Joanne Thompson

Joanne Thompson

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Manchester

Manchester M30
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits


I am available:

Monday - Thursday 14:00 - 20:00

Saturday 11:00 - 16:00

I offer a free 20 minute initial telephone consultation so we are able to talk a little about your reasons for accessing therapy and how we might work together. 

I am able to offer counselling via zoom, so you can attend appointments in the comfort of your own home (charged at £50 per hour).  Alternatively I offer face to face appointments in a safe, secure, comfortable location charged at £60 per hour in the Eccles area. 

About me and my therapy practice

There can come a time in our lives when for whatever reason we need support and help to move forward. There may have been something that has happened recently which has caused you emotional pain or maybe it’s something you’ve carried with you for a long time and the weight has become too much to bear alone.

I am a fully qualified MBACP Professional Therapeutic Counsellor specialising in Person Centred Therapy which is a talking therapy, allowing you as the client to take the lead in discussing areas of your life which you are struggling with.

Our sessions will give you the space and time that you need to explore your emotions and feelings without being judged. As human beings we are all fallible and can make mistakes and take decisions which can cause us pain.

Within my counselling career, I have worked with individuals who have adopted unhelpful coping mechanisms (such as addiction) in a bid to try and cope with a host of issues including anxiety, depression, grief and relationship issues.

I have many years experience of working within the NHS, Local Authorities, Charities and also the private sector, where my work has seen me supporting individuals experiencing with a dual diagnosis (addiction alongside severe and enduring mental health conditions) and also working with stroke survivors and their families in their time of crisis, helping them to deal with overwhelming emotions and enabling them to begin to rebuild their life following stroke. 

Practice description

I work as a person centred therapist - meaning that my aim is to help you, my client to understand the pain you may be feeling and to identify and learn to manage difficult feelings and emotions.

I am also use DBT skills (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) to help manage difficult emotions. DBT skills aim to help you learn how to accept and regulate emotions so that you're able to change any behaviour that may be harmful or unhealthy.

Entering into counselling can feel extremely daunting but it may be the first step towards re connecting with yourself and begin the healing process. Taking this step can help you to gain perspective on life and help you to address issues which you may not have felt strong enough to face; resulting in you living a happier, more settled life.

Telephone / Video session £50

Face-to-face session £60

My first session

This first session gives us the opportunity to get to know each other a little and for you to discuss what you would like to talk about in future sessions. We will agree on a counselling contract, which highlights the importance of confidentiality and ensures that we work together in a safe, ethical manner.  

What I can help with

Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self-harm, Stress, Substance Dependency, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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