Joanne Wassell Counselling and Psychotherapy

COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY In Cambridgeshire and Rutland

Welcome to Joanne Wassell Counselling and Psychotherapy

A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life

Welcome, and thank you for visiting. My name is Jo and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I have an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy and I am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) and The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I also have a certificate in an emotionally focused, developmental model for couples counselling. I provide both short- and long-term therapy to adult individuals and couples. I am based in Oakham on Tuesdays and Thursdays and in Peterborough on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Good relationships with others are a fundamental need for our well-being.

Do you find yourself repeating patterns in your relationships that are difficult to make sense of?

Counselling can help with understanding why you feel, think and behave in certain ways allowing you to have more fulfilling relationships with others.

I have worked in the NHS for over 25 years and in the later part of my career, I specialised in chronic diseases, sexual health and family planning. I have worked for Cruse bereavement service and Leicester Counselling Service before working independently in private practice.

Counselling and therapy in a safe, comfortable and private setting

Life brings many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. As a counsellor, my role is to provide space and guidance to help you on your journey of self-discovery; to enable you to examine your life and make new, meaningful choices within it.

I offer a chance to reflect on the difficulties or problems you are experiencing in a safe and confidential environment, with someone from outside your day-to-day life. Together we can explore your situation in a way that leads to fresh perspectives - and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Counselling isn’t about giving you solutions or advice, but empowering you to make your own changes.

I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of problems. As a fully-qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics.

Speak in Confidence

Counselling takes place in a safe space, where you can meet with someone who will listen with sensitivity and empathy - and without judgement. In the therapy space thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence.

A problem shared...

Trouble with a relationship; anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings or depression - many people face difficulties in their everyday lives that can be hard to get on top of. Counselling gives us a set of tools we can use to help gain a better understanding of what’s causing these problems - and how you can move towards managing or resolving them.

Make better, healthier new choices

Working together I can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, help you understand why you act or react to them the way you do, and see how you can start to make better, heathier choices moving forward.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems - couples and individuals

Grief, loss or bereavement

Personality Disorders

Trauma and post-traumatic stress



Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with relationships in family

My location

I work in Oakham on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I will provide location details when we arrange our counselling sessions.

Fees & availability

Counselling sessions for individuals are £60.00 and last 60 minutes, usually taking place weekly. Sessions for couples are £70.00

Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment in cash or by bank transfer.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call or message me on 07883 082009 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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