Mrs Joanne Freeman
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCSX19
Hello, I am a qualified, accredited Counsellor and Mindfulness practitioner, and run a private practice from my home in Billericay, Essex. I have been working in this field for 10 years, however I qualified as a counsellor in April 2014. Prior to that I worked in stress management in the work-place and with individuals: also as a Health Improvement Practitioner for the NHS.
One of the most important points to remember when choosing a counsellor is apart from the relevant qualifications, the connection/relationship you have with your therapist is key to how successful your personal therapy will be.
I can assure you that I'll do my best to put you at ease and help you to feel as comfortable as possible at your appointment.
I consider myself to be an approachable, friendly an professional. I have been through my own counseling process and still continue as part of my professional development. It was my experience with personal therapy that inspired me to qualify and work in this very rewarding career.
I currently also work part time for a charitable organisation as a Family Well-being Outreach Practitioner.
My approach to counseling is integrative, using a few different theories including Person Centred, Pschodynamic, CBT and Mindfulness and neuro-psychology including Polyvagel theory, Vagal Tone, Body/Mind exercises to calm the nervous system.
- Qualifications & ExperienceDiploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 3 certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 certificate in Counselling Skills
Diploma in Stress Awareness and Stress Management
Diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Start exercising
- Stop smoking
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Languages Spoken