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Joanna Baars, NCPS accredited counsellor and HS registered hypnotherapist

Joanna Baars,
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.

About I am I feel Therapy...

Hello, 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.


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About You...

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“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.

Drawing on my experience as a counsellor, I've come to understand that you are as diverse and unique as the issues that you may bring to counselling. If you're considering seeking support, it might help to know that everyone who walks through my door comes from all different walks of life, each with their own important story and personal challenges.

It is true, that many clients initially feel a bit nervous, especially if they've never experienced counselling before. It's entirely normal to feel uncertain about what to expect or whether you'll be able to express your thoughts and feelings in a manner that you would like. You might worry about being judged or not knowing exactly what to say. But please be rest assured, part of my role is to create a safe and supportive environment where you can feel comfortable to open up at your own pace, with whatever you need to, and I will always be there to hold your hand every step of the way.

Clients come with a variety of needs, some may be facing acute crises like a relationship breakdown or a sudden loss, while others might be dealing with long-standing issues such as anxiety, depression, or self-esteem problems. You might also be seeking counselling not because of a specific 'problem' but with the aim to better understand yourself, improve personal relationships, or enhance your overall quality of life. Whatever the reason, know that yours is as valid and as important as anyone else's and deserves to be heard and seen.

This is your thinking space, so don't think that you need to have everything figured out before you come. Part of our work together is to explore your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and to identify patterns that might be holding you back or may explain things about yourself that you always wanted to know. Whether you come with a clear goal or a desire to understand what’s troubling you, therapy is a journey we take together.

Clients who benefit the most from counselling are those who are open to change and willing to engage in the process, even when it feels challenging. This doesn’t mean you need to be ready to take leaps and bounds right away. Even small, incremental changes can lead to significant improvements in how you feel and live your life. The pace is yours, so remember there is nothing wrong with 'baby steps', in fact it is encouraged here.

Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength, not a weakness. It shows a bravery and a commitment to bettering yourself and your life circumstances. As your counsellor, I am here to guide and support you through this process, empowering you to make the changes you seek and to grow in ways that are meaningful to you.


*For further Information, support and resources, don't forget to visit the

'I am I feel Therapy Blog'.*

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