Welcome

I am Joanna, a psychotherapist working one-to-one with adults in the London Bridge area.

I work integratively, principally existentially, but making use of a number of different approaches. I therefore adapt the way we work together as we go along in response to your changing needs.

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent's University. I also  hold a certificate in Counselling Skills from Tower Hamlets College, and a Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Psychotherapy and Hypnosis Training Association.

I have worked for several charities and have experience of working with people struggling through a difficult pregnancy,  with pregnancy loss, and with parents who are grieving the death of a baby.  

I also have experience of working with people who are impacted by the burdens of a chronic health condition - whether their own or someone they care for - and those facing life-changing diagnoses,  (in particular, stroke, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and cancer), people who are dealing with bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, and those who are struggling with the meaning and direction of their lives.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and of the Society for Existential Analysis.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a process in which you can reflect upon what is happening in your life and how you feel about yourself.  It is a confidential space in which we will work together to create a relationship where you feel safe to explore the areas of your life in which you feel troubled, unhappy or unsatisfied. The therapeutic relationship is one unlike any other - not friend, mentor or expert, but someone alongside you as you struggle to uncover what may be getting in the way of living your life in the most satisfying way for you right now.

I can support you to recognise patterns of behaviour which feel stuck, and explore the ways in which these may no longer meet your needs. In recognising these patterns you can become free to make different choices and live your life in a more fulfilling way. Identifying areas where you can make changes, and also where you cannot, allows you to become aware of different possibilities, recognising where adjustments may benefit you and your relationships. 

Whether this is your first experience of therapy, you are returning to address new circumstances, or whether you want to look again at issues you have not yet resolved, I can help you begin to make sense of the situation you are in and your responses to your world and the people who matter to you. 

We can meet for a fixed number of sessions or for a longer, open-ended period of time. We will check in with one another and review this as we progress through sessions.

Fees and Location

Sessions cost £80.00 and last for 50 minutes. Payment can be made by bank transfer before the session or by cash  at the start.

We would meet once a week, usually on the same day at the same time. Once we have agreed on a day and time you will be charged for each session unless you give me one weeks' notice that you will not be able to attend.

Please see my Therapy Agreement and Privacy Policy  for further information about my practice.

My practice is in  the Hop Exchange, close to London Bridge, Southwark and Borough tube stations and within easy reach of Waterloo and Bank. The area is also well served for buses.

The address is:
24 Southwark Street
London
SE1 1TY

Contact

If you would like to meet for an introductory session to explore how we might work together, please contact me to arrange an appointment. Whenever possible I will respond the same day.


Email: info@jclarkpsychotherapy.co.uk

Telephone: 07857 825020

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