Dr. Joanna North
I have been a practicing psychotherapist for thirty years with a focus on mental health and wellbeing and supporting adoptive families and adults affected by adoption. I am a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have always been fascinated by models of psychotherapy and the science of psychology and how we can ‘change our minds’ and move on from crisis but also how we can make sense of difficulty in our lives so that we grow and develop rather than live in despair. We often need a period of help and support while we do this. I am very interested in helping people to live quality lives with a sense of wellbeing that is beyond income or status or any other difference. I like to teach Mindfulness to clients as a way to help them find peace of mind but am trained in many models of psychotherapy including EMDR, CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Over the years I have undertaken much research and learning and have completed my Doctorate in Psychotherapy with Adopted children. This research gave me membership of the British Psychological Society with Chartered Status. I have written and published two books on helping children with behavioural difficulties and my third book is published by Exisle publishing. Mind Kind Your Child’s Mental Health.
My background is in management and administration and more recently in IT help-desk and network/software distribution. I have worked with Joanna North for over ten years as Finance and Admin. Director and continue to enjoye the challenge of maintaining the excellent and outstanding service to our clients.
We take pride in providing an environment that is calm and supportive, and attention to detailed administration is very much part of that task. Whilst working mostly in the background I am usually your first point of contact with the company, whether for therapy work or report writing, and I will ensure that requests for help and support are dealt with speedily. Our work with clients, however, always remains strictly confidential within the client/practioner contract. Please feel confident to call or e-mail me. We are here to help.