Sidcup and South East London Counselling Service
About the Sidcup and South East Counselling Service
My Personal Approach
Who I work with
My name is Joanna Strong.
I am a qualified Counsellor, Psychologist and EMDR Practitioner and an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and UKRC registered, therefore adhere to their code of ethics and framework for good practice. BACP
I am also a member of the British Psychological Society.
BACP Coaching (Relationships)
My qualifications include:
- MSc Psychology
- EMDR Practitioner Training Part 1 and 2 (working with trauma)
- Ba Hons Counselling
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Graduate Certificate in Psychology
- Certificate in Dating and Relationship Coaching
- Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Interpersonal Skills
- Child protection training
As well as Private Practice, I have worked for many years in the NHS working with parents and prospective parents dealing with issues such as bereavement, ante and post-natal depression, trauma, depression and anxiety.
I have also worked with young people and teenagers aged 11-25 having worked for a counselling service for young people based in Greenwich and in education.
The Sidcup and South East London Counselling Service has been helping adolescents and adults cope with a wide range of issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, parenthood, divorce, loss and bereavement.
Conveniently located in Sidcup (See Map) , it's within easy reach of Bexley, Greenwich, Bromley, Dartford, New Eltham, Welling, Plumstead, Bexleyheath and Eltham in South-East London and Kent. Transport connections include the B13, 286 and 51 bus routes, the A2 and A20, and train stations New Eltham and Sidcup.
Free parking is available on the street outside.
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.
I am an Integrative Counsellor drawing on the Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural, Humanistic and Transpersonal schools of theory.
Psychodynamic theory based on the idea that experiences and relationships from the past can affect the way we live our lives in the present, therefore uncovering unconscious patterns of behaviour and motivations will in turn ease mental suffering.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy helps to identify and change self defeating or irrational beliefs and behaviours, by challenging and altering negative and distorted ways of thinking.
Humanistic Theory is used to build a trusting, empathic accepting and genuine working relationship between therapist and client.
Transpersonal Theory is a holistic approach that utilises creative imagination and exploration.
As a counsellor I work with adults, parents and adolescents/young people (aged 18 to 25) and work with individuals on a one to one basis, either for an agreed period of time or on an open-ended basis with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
Counselling can help a young person to express their feelings and tell their story with someone they can trust enabling them to make informed choices, develop a positive attitude, whilst building confidence and self-esteem in order to feel better about themselves.
Sidcup and South East London Counselling Service is a private counselling and therapy practice based in Sidcup. It is within easy reach of Bexley, Greenwich, Bromley, Dartford, New Eltham, Welling, Plumstead, Bexleyheath and Eltham in South-East London and Kent. Located on the B13, 286 and 51 bus route and with easy access to the A2 and A20. The nearest train stations are New Eltham and Sidcup.