Joanna Best


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07906 158742

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Therapist - LEEDS

LEEDS LS7
07906 158742
Sessions from £45.00

Features

About me and my therapy practice

I have worked as a counsellor for 26 years in education, the voluntary sector and private practice. I'm particularly interested in mind/body connections, problems in attachments and organisational dynamics.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, AIDS/HIV, Cancer, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexuality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7
07906158742
Sessions from £45.00

Features

About me and my therapy practice

My background has been working as a counsellor and therapist for over 30 years with students and staff in Further and Higher Education, the voluntary sector, particularly with women who have experienced trauma and the effects of poverty, clients who have lost children, clients with serious physical health problems and in private practice. I am experienced in both brief counselling and long term psychotherapy. I work with a number of Employee Assistance Programmes. 

I am particularly interested in the mind/body connection and how it manifests in the counselling/psychotherapy, attachment issues and organisational dynamics.

My approach to supervision is that I endeavour, together with the supervisee, to create a safe and supportive space but also one where we can think about those moments in the therapeutic encounter which can be missed. I see supervision as a place to reflect on the unconcious processes which can emerge between client and therapist. The relationship between supervisor and counsellor/therapist can also sometimes be understod as a parallel process for the therapeutic realtionship. Nurturing a safe yet challenging space would be my aim.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexuality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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