Mrs Joanna Dadge
RGN ONC; Post-Grad. Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling; CBT cert
I am a psychotherapist, counsellor and qualified integrative therapist, working with adults and adolescents aged 11-18 years. I am trained to draw on a broad range of theories and approaches, enabling a flexible and individual approach to working with each client’s individual needs and goals. I offer both short and long term therapy starting with an assessment. I work ethically, confidentially and non-judgmentally.
Trauma comes in many different forms; loss of a loved one; anxiety; chronic illness; depression; issues with self esteem, anger, PTSD; relationship and school issues, all can have a devastating effect on the way you live your life.
I originally trained and qualified as a nurse, working both in hospitals and General Practice in coronary heart disease and diabetes, then specialising in asthma and COPD.
During this time it became evident that symptoms exhibited by many patients had an underlying link to depression. Realising the importance of this and my own developing interest in this field, I gained a post-graduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling at Leicester University. I have since extended my knowledge, completing extended courses in CBT, group therapy and Dialectical Behaviour therapy.
Spire Leicester Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling / University of Leicester / 2007
PGDip in Psychodynamic counselling
CBT cert / The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), Leicester / 2012
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) certificate
Counselling Young People / Sherwood Institute, Nottingham / 2019
Counselling Young People
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy essentials / APT Leicester / 2021
Dialectical Behaviour therapy training
Nursing and Midwifery Council
My hobbies include reading, swimming, music, tennis, scuba diving and making sugarcraft wedding cakes.