Joanna Baars | Accredited Counsellor | West Horndon | NCPS

Joanna Baars

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS20-02373

Location: West Horndon

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Buddha

There is no relationship as important as the one we forge with ourselves, but sometimes it can be challenging knowing how to develop and nurture that relationship. We may often feel that we might have lost sight of what we need, but I believe with the right support anyone has the tools to become the truest version of themselves.

Now for introductions, my name is Jo and I am a humanistic / pluralistic counsellor registered with the NCPS and a registered Hypnotherapist with the HS. My approach utilises three varying modalities: Person-centred Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and I specialise particularly in (normalised) childhood trauma / childhood emotional abuse for both adults and minors (0-18 years), and self-relationship issues and rebuilding.

I have extensive experience and training in anxiety, stress management, bereavement, Addiction, Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, general neurodivergence, LGBTQIA+ Issues, self harm, OCD and many more.

I also have full training in safeguarding children from harm and have a full DBS check to reassure parents and carers of my safety to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.

I believe in offering a strong non-judgemental environment, that I hope you will be able to utilise as a safe space, to explore and work through any thoughts feelings and experiences that may have been challenging you or causing you issue. The space I offer will always be yours and I am only there to support you on this journey of growth that you have bravely decided to take your first steps in.
I want to reassure, that any individual and any problem is welcome within my space. I have a lot of experience with sex workers, the neurodivergent and the LGBTIQA+ communities as well as with men's mental health and that of the mature population, and hope that all those who are struggling may find the space and peace that they are looking for here.
I could tell you more about myself, but I feel it would be far better to meet me, in order for you to learn more and to decide what is best for you. Equally I will always be looking forward to meeting you and learning all about the wonder that is you.
So, thank you for taking the time to read my profile on I am I feel Therapy, and I hope that I may be lucky enough to hear from you soon.

Kindest Always xXx

  • Qualifications & Experience
    MNCPS Acc. & MHS Acc. Counsellor and Hypnotherapist.

    - Princes Trust Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice (PROF. DIP PSY C.)
    - Princes Trust Level 4 Diploma In Counselling Skills and Theory (DIP CST.)
    - AIM Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (DIP HYP CS.)
    - BSc Health Sciences (Biomedicine)
    - Place2Be Counselling for Children and Young People Training
    - Place2Be Safeguarding Cert.
    - Choose Therapy Online Therapist Training
    - Full DBS checked.
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Neurodiversity
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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