Joanna Reader

Joanna Reader


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07713 243547

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Supervisor - Bristol

Bristol BS7
07713243547
Sessions from £75.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

Most weekday daytimes.

About me and my therapy practice

I offer clinical supervision to counsellors and other practitioners in a variety of the helping professions especially School Counsellors as having worked in schools in various roles for almost 30 years I understand the subtle complex nuances of working as a therapist in an educational setting.

I am a qualified counsellor, supervisor and teacher and I am an accredited member of the BACP. I have experience of supervising counsellors in private practice, trainee therapists completing their studies, Local Authority staff, as well as teachers and other practitioners who work with young people. I have particular experience of working in school settings.

My belief about the purpose of supervision is that it is:

- anything that engages you in the development of your practice and promotes and safeguards the wellbeing of you and your clients

- anything which supports and facilitates your learning, understanding, growth and development as a practitioner

- a collaborative process.

Practice description

I initially graduated with a degree in music from Cardiff in 1996 followed by teaching training in Bath. After a short career teaching music in both a secondary school and a Young Offenders Institute, I became an Education Welfare Officer supporting families through difficult times which prevented their child from going to school and later co-managed the service. Then, whilst training to become a Counsellor, I managed a Parent Support Advisor Service in Bath & NE Somerset and later managed a schools-based counselling service in South Wales.

I qualified as a Counsellor in 2011 with an MSc in Counselling, qualifying as a Counselling Supervisor in 2014.

I run my private practice from home in person (Bristol) or online.

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy

Supervisor - Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells TN3
07713243547
Sessions from £75.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

Availability weekday daytimes.

About me and my therapy practice

FYI I work online.

I offer clinical supervision to counsellors and other practitioners in a variety of the helping professions especially School Counsellors as having worked in schools in various roles for almost 30 years I understand the subtle complex nuances of working as a therapist in an educational setting.

I am a qualified counsellor, supervisor and teacher and I am an accredited member of the BACP. I have experience of supervising counsellors in private practice, trainee therapists completing their studies, Local Authority staff, as well as teachers and other practitioners who work with young people. I have particular experience of working in school settings.

My belief about the purpose of supervision is that it is:

- anything that engages you in the development of your practice and promotes and safeguards the wellbeing of you and your clients

- anything which supports and facilitates your learning, understanding, growth and development as a practitioner

- a collaborative process.

Practice description

I initially graduated with a degree in music from Cardiff in 1996 followed by teaching training in Bath. After a short career teaching music in both a secondary school and a Young Offenders Institute, I became an Education Welfare Officer supporting families through difficult times which prevented their child from going to school and later co-managed the service. Then, whilst training to become a Counsellor, I managed a Parent Support Advisor Service in Bath & NE Somerset and later managed a schools-based counselling service in South Wales.

I qualified as a Counsellor in 2011 with an MSc in Counselling, qualifying as a Counselling Supervisor in 2014. I am also a Body Acceptance Coach!

I run my private practice online.

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work

Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS7
07713 243547
Sessions from £75.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Daytime availability most days.

About me and my therapy practice

JANUARY OFFER if you pay up for 6 sessions upfront in Jan (£50 discount).

Feeling validated, finding meaning and making sense of thoughts and feelings with support from someone alongside them can bring about a lot of relief and progress with our struggles. I help my clients make their own choices, which means you have control over the direction our sessions take because I work within a person-centered approach which means I work with you as a person and how you relate to issues in your life, helping you to understand yourself better as opposed to 'treating problems'.

I welcome counselling clients seeking help with anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, grief, ADHD, anger, OCD, body image, self-worth etc. However my training means I can work with most of life’s issues. I am a LGBTQIA-welcoming, HAES-aligned accredited counsellor and supervisor. A no obligation first session is offered at a reduced rate.

Working from a HAES-aligned perspective and as a trainer in fat discrimination, I welcome anyone wanting support with body shame - I work as a Body Empowerment Coach. I am also interested in the Mother-Daughter relationship and enjoy working with teenagers or parents of teenagers, as well as adults of all ages and am happy to undertake long-term as well as short-term work.

See www.joreader.com for further info.

My first session

JANUARY OFFER if you pay up for 6 sessions upfront in Jan (£50 discount).

A no obligation initial session is offered at a reduced rate for you to hear how I work, to begin talking about what is troubling you, to ask any questions, and to begin to explore how we might work together before committing further.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees, 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

Therapist - London

London NW1
07713243547
Sessions from £75.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Online daytime availability most days.

About me and my therapy practice

JANUARY OFFER - if you pay upfront for 6 sessions in Jan (£50 discount).

FYI I work online and a no obligation first session is offered at a reduced rate.

Feeling validated, finding meaning and making sense of thoughts and feelings with support from someone alongside them can bring great relief and progress to our wellbeing through therapy. I help my clients make their own choices, which means you have control over the direction our sessions take, as I work within a person-centered approach - working alongside you as a person and how you relate to issues in your life, helping you to understand yourself better as opposed to 'treating problems'.

I welcome counselling clients seeking help with anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, grief, ADHD, anger, OCD, body image, self-worth etc. I am a LGBTQIA-welcoming, HAES-aligned accredited counsellor and supervisor. 

Working from a HAES-aligned perspective and as a trainer in fat discrimination, I welcome anyone wanting support with body shame. I am also interested in the Mother-Daughter relationship and enjoy working with teenagers or parents of teenagers, as well as adults of all ages and am happy to undertake long-term as well as short-term work.

I also offer one-off Therapeutic Consultations with Parents who need support with their children's mental health because being a parent to a teenager is complex enough even without additional crises such as mental health, gender transitioning etc, so I am offering this service for you to be able to offload to someone about how hard it it and give you support during a difficult time. My aim is to signpost you to further resources and next steps so you feel less alone. I can obviously work with your child in therapy instead, but sometimes the long-term cost is prohibitive or your child does not want to attend therapy. I have also realised that sometimes the best support for a young person is by supporting and advising their parent.

Please see joreader.com for more information.

Practice description

I initially graduated with a degree in music from Cardiff in 1996 followed by teaching training in Bath. After a short career teaching music in both a secondary school and a Young Offenders Institute, I became an Education Welfare Officer supporting families through difficult times which prevented their child from going to school and later co-managed the service. Then, whilst training to become a Counsellor, I managed a Parent Support Advisor Service in Bath & NE Somerset and later managed a schools-based counselling service in South Wales.I qualified as a Counsellor in 2011 with an MSc in Counselling, qualifying as a Counselling Supervisor in 2014. I run my private practice online. I am also a Body Acceptance Coach!

My first session

I offer an initial session at a reduced rate for you to hear how I work, to begin talking about what is troubling you, to ask any questions, and to begin to explore how we might work together before committing further.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Child related issues, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Therapist - Wokingham

Wokingham RG40
07713243547
Sessions from £75.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Daytime availability only

About me and my therapy practice

JANUARY OFFER if you pay up for 6 sessions upfront in Jan (£50 discount).

FYI I work online. 

Feeling validated, finding meaning and making sense of thoughts and feelings with support from someone alongside them can bring great relief and progress to our wellbeing through therapy. I help my clients make their own choices, which means you have control over the direction our sessions take, as I work within a person-centered approach - working alongside you as a person and how you relate to issues in your life, helping you to understand yourself better as opposed to 'treating problems'.

I welcome counselling clients seeking help with anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, grief, ADHD, anger, OCD, body image, self-worth etc. I am a LGBTQIA-welcoming, HAES-aligned accredited counsellor and supervisor. A no obligation first session is offered at a reduced rate.

Working from a HAES-aligned perspective and as a trainer in fat discrimination, I welcome anyone wanting support with body shame. I am also interested in the Mother-Daughter relationship and enjoy working with teenagers or parents of teenagers, as well as adults of all ages and am happy to undertake long-term as well as short-term work.

I also offer one-off Therapeutic Consultations with Parents who need support with their children's mental health because being a parent to a teenager is complex enough even without additional crises such as mental health, gender transitioning etc, so I am offering this service for you to be able to offload to someone about how hard it it and give you support during a difficult time. I can obviously work with your child in therapy instead, but sometimes the long-term cost is prohibitive or your child does not want to attend therapy. I have also realised that sometimes the best support for a young person is by supporting and advising their parent

See www.joreader.com for further info.

Practice description

I initially graduated with a degree in music from Cardiff in 1996 followed by teaching training in Bath. After a short career teaching music in both a secondary school and a Young Offenders Institute, I became an Education Welfare Officer supporting families through difficult times which prevented their child from going to school and later co-managed the service. Then, whilst training to become a Counsellor, I managed a Parent Support Advisor Service in Bath & NE Somerset and later managed a schools-based counselling service in South Wales.I qualified as a Counsellor in 2011 with an MSc in Counselling, qualifying as a Counselling Supervisor in 2014. I run my private practice online. I am also a Body Empowerment Coach!

My first session

JANUARY OFFER if you pay up for 6 sessions upfront in Jan (£50 discount).

A no obligation initial session is offered at a reduced rate for you to hear how I work, to begin talking about what is troubling you, to ask any questions, and to begin to explore how we might work together before committing further.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Families, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Email therapy, Home visits, Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Text therapy

Trainer - Bristol

Bristol BS7
Sessions from £250.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

weekday daytimes

About me and my therapy practice

JANUARY OFFER. 50% of all packages.

I am a Fat Acceptance Trainer and Body Empowerment Coach transforming people’s relationships with their bodies towards RADICAL BODY ACCEPTANCE. I empower women to liberate themselves from the stigma and shame of their bodies to have more courage, compassion and self-acceptance and stop the generational cycle of body shame.

With 20 years experience working with body liberation, an MSc in Weight Stigma in Therapy, 14 years working as a psychotherapist and 30 years as a teacher (most recently training therapists in unconscious fatphobia), I am confident that through 1:1 coaching I can empower you to be the best version of yourself with the body you already have. Having been through the journey myself I am fully liberated in my body and I adore enabling others to be too!

Testimonials

'Working with Jo lifted those heavy things off me and gave me the chance to breathe in the cool air of self acceptance. It felt like magic because after so long I feel so different.'

'To anyone considering sessions with Jo. You deserve to love your body. Doesn't mean it will always take on the shape it is now but that is ok. For me it is about the wasted heart ache and energy from hating it along the way. Jo can help you to take back your power and teach you to champion yourself in a world that tries to dictate your worth through those statistics. Your body got you here so give it some love, it deserves it.’

Practice description

  • I run anti-fat bias and body acceptance WORKSHOPS for therapists - see my website for more info.
  • I also offer bespoke COACHING package – for 60 or 90 days - contact me for more details on pricing and a free 30 minute discovery call

We will explore: 

  • body shame
  • self-judgement
  • family messages
  • food rules
  • limited beliefs
  • societal bias 

I am a qualified and accredited counsellor, supervisor, coach and teacher and I am a registered member of the BACP. I have experience of counselling for the past 14 years, supervising counsellors, trainee therapists and Local Authority staff, as well as teachers and other practitioners who work with young people for the past 9 years. I have particular experience of working in school settings having been a teacher since 1996.


My first session

  • 30 minute free discovery call
  • half price initial session
  • valuable one off sessions
  • 60-90 packages currently offered at 50% discount

What I can help with

Development coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, Women's issues