Joanna Ham Human Givens psychotherapist , EN5

Feel better fast with my refreshingly practical, positive approach.

When you're emotionally distressed you need the right support to help you feel calmer and get back on track as soon as possible. Choosing from the multitude of therapists out there can seem like a leap of faith.

As a human givens psychotherapist, I offer a refreshingly practical and positive approach to therapy that gives effective, lasting results. I take outcome measures so that you can see as well as feel your improvement.

I hope every sufferer out there finds themselves a Jo! Thank you for everything, for giving him a chance at a happy life. Partner of traumatised and actively suicidal patient, after five sessions, July 2015

So how does it work? Here's a story

This real story tells of a woman's rapid progress over six sessions, July to September 2014.

Amanda (not her real name) had not been out of her house alone for two decades due to childhood traumas, severe anxiety and agoraphobia. She scored 23/40 on wellbeing before our first session, which showed she was in a moderate degree of distress at the start of therapy.

Steady improvement

The anxiety came down steadily each week as she relaxed and practised the calming down techniques and tasks I taught her. She was soon able to go out alone and calmly and confidently resume all her activities, such as cycling, travelling on a bus, going shopping.

After her fourth session she was scoring significantly below the 'cut-off' line in the chart, ie coping like any healthy person. She reported, 'Last night I slept without waking up until 7! And I feel even more relieved, all those old daily waking nightmares are gone!' After her sixth session she had brought her score down to 3/40, and we agreed that she did not need to see me again.

Here's what she said to me just before her final session, 'I have received so much comfort from your comments on my progress, for instance when you say that the effects will be permanent [...] I'm really running out of things that bother me!'

I offer swift, sensible help with a full range of difficulties  

* Anxiety

* Depression

* Relationship troubles

* Addictions

* Trauma

* Phobias

* School or work worries

* and many other challenges that can crop up in life

We'll work together to examine what is and isn't working in your life so we can set the right goals to help you move forward. You may be pleasantly surprised at how quickly and comfortably you can make the changes you need.

I won't dwell unnecessarily on your past, although as a trauma specialist I'm trained to help you move on quickly and safely from traumatic memories so you can get back on track with the minimum of fuss.

But don't just take my word for it: as you can see in the chart above, a simple, confidential set of questions tracks your wellbeing each session so we can make sure you're moving in the right direction, from our very first meeting.

Supporting children and teenagers

As well as helping adults, I specialise in working with children and young people from 4-18, and work as a School Counsellor in primary and secondary schools across North London. I've helped numerous youngsters cope with anxiety, family worries and all the other things that can derail young people in today's pressurised world.

'It's awesome and cool with Jo.' Feedback from boy, 7, learning healthy ways to cope with anger, Sept 2015.

From our very first meeting, I will help you relax and feel confident so you can -

Feel better quickly and safely

Use your own strengths and skills to overcome difficulties

Move forward and put past events behind you – for good 

Make the changes you need to get your life back on track

For more details and client feedback please visit johamcounselling.co.uk

For more information on the human givens approach please visit hgi.org.uk

Training and qualifications

Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Givens Psychotherapy, Nottingham Trent University /Human Givens College - Distinction, 2010

Diploma in Human Givens Supervision - 2015

Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing, 1991

BA (Hons) Hispanic Studies, University of Manchester - First Class, 1985

Fees

 

£90 per session

The average number of sessions is four. Many people can make lasting changes in fewer sessions, while others may need a few more. It really depends on your circumstances - I'll help you reconnect with your own talents and resources to move on from past difficulties, and cope with current challenges.

Do get in touch for a no-obligation chat.

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Salisbury Road
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