About me

I thought I'd share a little bit about who I am and how I became an integrative counsellor. In previous jobs working in behaviour management and special educational support,  I worked closely with children and families who were struggling to cope and I always felt I wanted to do more. Therefore, when the opportunity arose, I enrolled as a mature student at university to study a BA Honours in Integrative Counselling Theory and Practice, where I gained a first-class honours degree.  As a condition of undertaking the course, I had to have numerous hours of personal counselling. This offered me a great deal of insight into my own way of being and has given me the confidence to grow in both my personal and professional life. Therefore, I have first hand experience of how daunting and challenging  counselling can be. I have had a wealth of life experience including childhood trauma and dealing with stage two breast cancer- of which thankfully I am in remission. I am passionate about counselling and understand the value of how it can have a positive impact on people's lives and believe that everyone should have access to therapy and counselling. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or are unclear of how I can assist or support you. If I am unable to help you with your difficulty, I will seek to provide you with alternative support.

To make an appointment call on 07553246146 or email joanne@thrivepersonaltherapy.co.uk. To make a consultation via the contacts page, or scroll down to click the link below.

Contact Joanne at Thrive

Where I work


Beeford is a small rural village  in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is situated at the junction of the A165 and the B1249 and approximately 10 miles (16 km) north-east of Beverley and 8 miles (13 km) south of Bridlington.
Address: 44 Main Street                     Beeford
                     YO25 8AZ

On arrival

I ask you to arrive no more than 5 minutes before your session is due to start as unfortunately I don't have a waiting room.

Therapy Room

My therapy room is situated at the rear of the house, looking out onto the garden and is a private, homely and calming space.