Joanne Beddow

Joanne Beddow

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Bridgwater

Bridgwater TA7
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


During the current pandemic sessions are conducted mostly online or over the telephone.

A limited number of face to face appointments may be available however this is dependent the latest government guidance.

Any face to face sessions are held in a covid-secure environment you will be asked to wear a face covering and observe additional safety processes as deemed necessary by me and my insurers to keep us both safe.

Weekday Appointments can be booked between 8:00 - 4:30.

I offer one late evening per week (Monday or Tuesday), the last last appointment is 19:30.

Please note that evening appointments are very popular and there may be a waiting list for evening appointments.

About me and my therapy practice

Sometimes life, family or work related pressures, traumatic events, loss, or debilitating anxiety or depression become overwhelming. This is often when we stop being who we want to be, stop living life the way we want to live and sometimes we need some help to get ourselves back on track.

I provide counselling help and support to both adults and young people; a confidential, safe place to talk, , to explore your thoughts and emotional reactions to events - past and present. Counselling provides an opportunity to find peace, or perhaps clarity, to understand and potentially make sense of hard to handle feelings such as sadness, guilt, shame, anger or vulnerability; feelings that may be dominating, overwhelming and stopping you moving forward and getting the most out of life

I run my private therapy practice, The Good Therapy Works from home as well as working with a number of organisations to provide bespoke therapy sessions. I offer a range of therapies and treatments to support mental and physical wellbeing for both adults and couples, children and young people.

As a professionally qualified experienced counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist I am hear to listen and really hear your story, from your perspective; support you and help you manage the present, reflect on the past and move forward from some of the many debilitating effects of anxiety, depression, grief loss and trauma.

You and your life events are what makes you unique so each session has you at its core, your needs - and each session is structured to help self-discovery and understanding of the person you are and offers a way to move forward with guidance for growth and potentially the opportunity for change and acceptance.

Although as an integrative therapist I offer counselling in most areas my work is often is with client's who have experienced trauma.

Practice description

My private practice is based in a beautiful and peaceful countryside location, with uninterrupted views over the Somerset levels. I'm easy to find, just a short distance from Bridgwater or Street / Glastonbury and easily accessible from M5 junction 23.

As an integrative therapist I work in with a range of therapy modules adapting our work together the find the best and most helpful way to support you through therapy.

My work with children and young people involves elements of traditional play and art therapy.

Equally I will frequently develop and share creative ways of working with adults, these can be helpful when looking at difficult and more challenging areas of work that may be difficult to articulate in the traditional way.

My first session

The first session will always begin with a short but important assessment, the purpose of this is to ensure I have the necessary knowledge and experience to help you. I'll ask a little about you and explain how counselling works, the do's and don'ts not be able to help with. Also I will work with you to try and understand what you want to achieve from the sessions, how you want to feel, your best hopes and desires for when we have finished our work together. I'll be working gently with you to begin to gain an understanding of what has been going on in your life and how these things have impacted you, to bring you to seek my help on this first session.

There will always be lots of opotunities to ask any questions you need to about the process or the structure of the sessions. I explain about payment and confidentiality and ways in which we can work together, amongst other things and how also about how I aim to strive to always work ethically by putting you and your needs first and foremost in all that we do.

It may feel strange at first but I will be with you and will try and provide a place for you to feel as comfortable and as safe as possible at a time when you may understandably feel a little nervous, unsure and possibly emotional.

The first session, is the first step......

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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