Joanne Poole

Joanne Poole

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07723 035656

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Therapist - York

York YO30
07723 035656
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office


Current working Hours:

Mon 10.30am - 6.30pm

Wed 1pm - 6pm

Thu  12 noon  - 7pm

Fri    9.30pm - 5.30pm

Sat   9.30am - 1.30pm

Both online and in person.

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, I am Jo.  I often think of the way I work with clients as helping them to navigate a trail through a forest. At times, it may feel like the trees are closing in, the sunlight struggling to break through. I will walk with my clients, maybe holding a torch or a compass for them (not literally).

I believe that each of us knows our way through our own forest, but that at times we all need someone to help us - to walk alongside us, maybe tentatively suggesting different paths that might be explored together.

Ultimately, the map, the compass and the torch are the client’s, but I walk with each client until their path opens up, the light shines brighter onto it, and the client feels confident to move forward without me.

I have experience working with a diverse range of people, with a wide range of concerns that brought them to counselling. 

I have a particular interest in working with people with neurodivergent conditions or traits. I know neurodivergent traits can lead to people feeling isolated, unheard and misunderstood. I am someone who was diagnosed with a neurodivergent condition in adulthood, so have first-hand experience of some of the challenges.

Practice description

I am an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor - I work with my clients in a non-directive, relational manner in order to help them navigate their emotions.

I believe clients are only likely to see the change they seek if they feel respected, secure and heard. I will tentatively ask questions, inviting clients to consider their emotional responses and perspectives, but I still work in a very client-led manner.

Choosing the right counsellor can feel a little overwhelming - there seem to be so many to choose from. I offer a free 15-minute online consultation so we can get a feel for if we might be able to work together. If you have any questions about me, or how I work please get in touch.

My first session

The first session I offer is a 15-minute video call.  I do not charge for this session; it is simply a "are we a good fit for one another?" chat.  

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, 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, Time-limited