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Jo Naxton Psychotherapies

Therapeutic Approach

The therapy I offer is evidence based and draws upon different approaches, such as Person-Centred / Humanistic, Psychodynamic, or Jungian SandPlay. 


I have a relaxed way of working and I believe the relationship we build is as important as the work we do together.


My name is Joanna 

Having worked in Children's services for 18 years (Early Years), I then graduated from Teesside University BaHons in Therapeutic Counselling. I then went on to undertake qualifications in Jungian SandPlay and obtain a range of further qualifications that enhance my practice. I am particularly interested in qualitative research methods such as Autoethnography, and the value of creative research methods in enhancing counselling and psychotherapeutic practices.

I continued my research interest in Counselling, Self-Injury, Human Emotion, and Autoethnography. Spending the last 6 years completing my PhD. I am due to defend my study at the end of 2024. I teach at the University of Sunderland on a variety of Counselling and Psychology modules, and deliver a range of courses alongside Phoenix Counselling and Therapy Services.

I offer a range of workshops and CPD, drawing on Philosophy, Existential perspectives, Human Emotion, Self-Injury, cultural difference and diversity, with a focus on the Impacts on Counsellors and Therapists Emotional Equilibrium.

I am an avid blog writer, speaking about a variety of pertinent counselling topics across fields.

I am particularly interested in inclusive practice.

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Counselling and Therapy is offered in a range of formats

Face to Face

Therapy can happen here at my home

Online via ZOOM

Therapy can happen online via ZOOM, TEAMS, or WHATSAPP


Therapy can happen at other safe sites. Including walk and talk.


Children & Young People

I provide a psychological therapeutic service for Children and Young People offering a safe environment young children (5 plus) and secondary school aged children (11-16. Inclusive of neurodiversity)  to explore personal difficulties, such as low mood, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, phobias, social anxiety, poor self-esteem, separation anxiety, self-injury and support with anger and bereavement.


I offer  personal therapy at reduced rates for counselling students and Supervision for students  and qualified therapists.

A range of Counselling courses are available to start your journey to professional qualification.

Contact me - 07802418588



You can find me registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am fully insured and have a rolling  enhanced DBS. 

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