Joanne Stephens

Joanne Stephens

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07547 476855

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Therapist - Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea SS1
07547 476855
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available


I currently have availability on Thursdays and Fridays. My hours of work on these days are 10am - 2.30 pm and 6pm - 9 pm

About me and my therapy practice

I am a bacp registered counsellor with a BA (Hons) degree in Counselling and a MSc degree in Psychology offering face to face and online therapy for adults and young people from age 12. Since qualifying as a Counsellor in 2013 I have been in private practice working with a broad range of issues such as: Anxiety, GAD, social anxiety, acceptance of self, Depression, self-esteem issues, BPD, relationship issues, abuse, trauma, PTSD and dissociation, among others. I have recently taken on more work in the education setting where I work with students in both Primary and Secondary schools in the areas of Crawley and Mid-Tendring. In these unprecedented times and having personal experience of anxiety and depression, I use the skills I have to alleviate symptoms, empower individuals and facilitate change through the exploration of clients perception, identity, decisions or even future plans. Your lived experience is very important to me. 

Practice description

I consider my work to take an integrative approach, which means that I apply four main theories to our work (Person-Centred, CBT, Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis) to help you feel better and this will be determined through the exploration of your problem or issue. I offer a safe, calm, empathic and non-judgemental environment for you to tell your story as well as providing another perspective, which in turn increases your awareness of self and gives you added depth to your own insight and understanding. While I get to understand your Worldview during our therapeutic journey together I will listen and you will be heard. I also have certificates in the use of Hypnosis and NLP.

My first session

The first session is where we discuss your needs and your issue although sometimes people do not know what is wrong but that there is something not right, and that is ok. It is in this session that we will also discuss the contents of the therapeutic 'contract', which includes the limits to confidentiality. I may also need to take some historical information if your issue requires exploration of your past and this will be the perfect opportunity for you to ask me any questions about our work together. You can call, text or email me to arrange an appointment 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Phenomenological, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken