Joanna Burridge Integrative counsellor , TA9

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Hello, I'm Joanna. I am a fully qualified counsellor working in private practice at my home in Somerset. Before that I completed a successful placement within an NHS setting, and completed 5 years of training, as well setting up a counselling service within a young people's mental health charity.

Prior work experience includes a range of educational and housing posts, often with a support/mentoring element.

I am a warm and caring counsellor and can offer you a safe space to talk through the challenges you are currently facing and the struggles you may be dealing with at this time. Or it might be that you need to work through some issues that are affecting you from your past. Either way, coming for counselling gives you the chance to talk about things in a different way.

Sometimes things can feel very tricky and we may feel that situations are hopeless, but working with a counsellor can be positive as it allows us to work through issues in a safe non-judgemental space at a pace that suits us. I am able to walk alongside you on your journey. You can bring whatever you need to counselling, and we will work together.

Sometimes taking that initial step can feel really hard, but taking the smallest step can be the start of a personal journey of change and growth.

I have both personal and professional experience of working with people on the autistic spectrum, including those with Asperger's.

I have experienced a life changing health situation, which I believe gives me added insight into those circumstances.

Training and qualifications

Specific to counselling, I have a Foundation Degree in Counselling (Bath Spa, 2016).

I have done further training and courses on a range of subjects including 'Suicide and suicidal ideation', 'Grief and Loss', 'Working creatively with clients' 'Asperger's in the counselling room'  and a workshop on working with Shame.

I have completed the Mental Health First Aid course and also Assist training.

I have a current enhanced DBS certificate.

I have recently completed the TA 101 certificate which is an international introductory training in Transactional  Analysis.

I am a registered member of the BACP and also hold divisional membership of the following sections ; Children and young people, Spirituality and Private Practice.

I have trained in Spiritual Accompaniment.


My standard rate is £35 per session ( the informal assessment is £20). I am able to offer concessions if you have a reduced income so please do ask me about this.

My standard rate for couples is £45 , and the assessment is £25. Again I am able to offer some concessions so please do ask if this is relevant to you.

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