Mrs Joanna Dadge

Counsellor

RGN ONC; Post-Grad. Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling; CBT cert


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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.

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Additional information

Psychodynamic counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and group therapy.

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


Professional memberships

Nursing and Midwifery Council

My hobbies include reading, swimming, music, tennis, scuba diving and making sugarcraft wedding cakes.