Joanne Kelly | Accredited Counsellor | Nailsworth | NCS

Joanne Kelly

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS20-00973

Location: Nailsworth

Key Worker Counselling

I am a formally trained teacher, trainer, counsellor and art psychotherapist and have lived and worked all over the world eg, India, Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh, US and Australia. My experience is across all age ranges including disability, however, my specialism is working with children and young people, especially those with complex and multiple issues. I have extensive experience supporting young people’s mental health, working as a student counsellor and art psychotherapist in schools in Australia. My PhD research was in the area of early intervention with art therapy and adolescents with symptoms of mental health problems. I have also extensive experience working with young people with complex and multiple issues, ranging from severe mental health diagnoses, behavioural, social and emotional issues. These causes may include attachment disorders, development disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, psychosis, and are often part of a history of trauma and abuse. I have worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team in schools, hospitals and in the community.

I am registered with the Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC) and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT), a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My framework is child-centred, often working psycho-educationally and with an individualised approach for every child and young person.
I am able to offer both individual and group work.
I am able to work in Cirencester, Swindon, Fairford, Lechlade, Faringdon, Cricklade, Purton, Blunsdon, Highworth, Burford, Tetbury, Kemble, Royal Wootton Bassett.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    PhD (Education) in the field of mental health with adolescents
    Masters in Mental Health (Art Therapy)
    Diploma in Counselling
    Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion
    Bachelor of Education (Hons)
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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