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Joanna Coker
Counselling and Psychosexual Therapy in Letchworth

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ABOUT MY PRACTICE - Counselling in Letchworth

My practice is located between Letchworth and Hitchin in Hertforshire just off the A505 and is convenient for Letchworth, Hitchin, Baldock, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City and all surrounding areas. Additionally, I have a practice in Silsoe in Bedfordshire.

I am an acredited BACP psychotherapist, COSRT acredited psychosexual/relationship therapist and accredited clinical supervisor, who has worked for 30 years in the NHS with individuals, couples and families in a variety of clinical and counselling roles. I work with individuals and couples of all sexual orientations and am registered on the Pink Therapy Directory. To visit Pink Therapy CLICK HERE I am the national Professional Standards Manager for COSRT (The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapist, formerly BASRT) where I am responsible for monitoring clinical standards in practice.

I offer clinical supervision to counselling students in training as well as other medical professionals. Students and qualified professionals who want to arrange supervision should contact me direct.

At present I work in private practice. Additionally, I am the clinical director for LCC, Local Counselling Centre formerly Letchworth Counselling Centre. I head a team of 30 Counsellors, as well as being responsible for the clinical training of 30 trainees, including 6 psychosexual trainees. We offer a subsidised service within this practice, with sessions being offered from 15.00 for clients who meet the financial criteria
I work with all types of psychological problems, and offer clients a warm, safe, non-judgemental environment from which to explore their issues.

My main models are person centred, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and integrative. I also use coaching and life skills training where appropriate. I aim to take a holistic approach to my clients needs and will refer to other practitioners where appropriate eg personal training, hypnotherapy etc.
I generally see clients for between 4-20 sessions depending on the issues, although I do undertake long term work as well.

At the Local Counselling Centre we are able to offer a LOW COST SERVICE for those on lower income fees start at 15.00 per session, please contact Kathy Saunders, our practice manager, on 01462-674671 for more information or visit our website www.localcounsellingcentre.co.uk


MEDIA

I regularly contribute to many articles in the popular press on psychosexual issues. I have undertaken radio work and worked as a consultant with various television production companies.

ADDITIONAL ROLES

Professional Standards Manager COSRT

  • Lecturer in CBT and working in primary care and child protection to advanced counselling diploma students at Herts and Beds Pastoral Foundation.

  • Visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire running psychotherapy clinics for obese women for Milton Keynes PCT

  • QOF (Quality and Outcome Framework) Assessor for the Hertfordshire Primary Healthcare Trust, and as part of this role am one of the team of assessors that inspect selected GP surgeries annually throughout the region.

  • Member of the Training Committee in Counselling Psychology for the BPS

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    HCPC Counselling Psychologist

    BPS (British Psychological Society),

    COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists)

    BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Accredited

    UKRC Reg.Ind.Counsellor



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