I do not believe that ‘one-size-fits-all’ in therapy and, for this reason, I have completed many years of training in a range of modalities. My aim is to use the therapeutic approaches that are best suited to help you. I am a registered BPS psychologist and EMDR therapist (UK and Ireland EMDR Association). I also have full accreditation with the BABCP (for CBT) and the BACP (for Integrative Psychotherapy).
I work with adults, older adults and adolescents and also undertake supervision for trainee psychologists.
I use CBT and EMDR in my work for the NHS and in my private practice and have seen just how effective these approaches can be. I also believe in the benefits of Jungian creative play, visualisation techniques and humour in order to gain insight and create change.
In my personal and professional life, my aim is to be authentic, respectful and kind. I believe that all individuals have the potential for growth and change. I see therapy as ‘team-work’ where we work together, using cutting-edge psychological concepts and ways of thinking, in order to achieve mutually-agreed goals and help overcome difficulties you may be going through.
Prior to becoming a therapist I worked as a freelance journalist, I travelled extensively and lived in Singapore with my family. I believe these experiences have all contributed to my curiosity and non-judgmental approach to therapy and treating people as individuals.
“Joyce was excellent, open-minded, kind and fun. I feel relaxed, kinder to myself, centred and have a new narrative that is really helpful. Joyce, thank you for letting me imagine again”
“I have seen a range of therapists over the years, but Joyce has been by far the best. She is warm, clever, and highly-intuitive and seems to have a sixth-sense in her understanding of my feelings. I have benefited so much from our work together. Thank you Joyce, therapy with you really has changed my life!“