Ph.D. M.A. B.A. (Hons.)
Joanna Roberts has over twenty years of clinical experience working in the N.H.S. with a wide range of psychological difficulties. These include mood and anxiety disorders, stress, interpersonal difficulties, childhood trauma, relationship issues, grief, low self-esteem and eating distress. She has also worked extensively with chronic illness and pain.
She has completed in-depth training in several therapeutic models including person-centred, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) striving to offer the most suitable therapy for the individual and the presenting problems. Joanna achieved distinction in her postgraduate studies, went on to work as a senior tutor training psychotherapists and as a clinical research psychotherapist at Manchester University. More recently she has qualified in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) at the Maudsley Hospital in London and Couple Therapy for Depression at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.
Joanna works with clients of all ages and offers both brief and longer term therapy. She offers a warm and supportive space in which to explore long-standing emotional distress or more recent difficulties such as loss and transition, relationship breakdown, or work-related stress. Through the therapeutic relationship difficulties can be worked on in a safe, non-judgemental and containing environment. By working collaboratively and creating together a ‘map’ of how the difficulties have developed and are being maintained, the therapy facilitates new insights into unhelpful patterns and helps to explore alternative, healthier ways of living.Back