About Me

My name is Joanna Thorne. I am a qualified and experienced BACP registered psychodynamic therapist. I can offer a safe, supportive space for us to explore your thoughts and feelings together. 


Life can be hard and sometimes it can be helpful to share our problems with someone else. People seek counselling for many different reasons; perhaps you are struggling with a current crisis, or maybe experiences earlier in your life have resurfaced and are stopping you from living the life you want and deserve. You might be facing challenges in your romantic relationship or with your family members.


Some people have a sense of feeling stuck and are unable to move forwards in their lives, while others may have no idea why they feel angry, depressed, anxious or overwhelmed all the time; they just know they want to feel better and wish things were different.


I have worked with both adults and children addressing many different issues including: stress, anxiety, depression/low mood, gender and sexual identity issues, low self esteem/low self confidence, anger, bereavement and loss, family relational issues, sexual and domestic abuse, self harming, eating disorders and addictions.


I work from home in my consultation room, located in Cowes on the Isle Of Wight, which is discrete yet welcoming. My aim is to make you feel comfortable, safe, respected and heard. I am passionate about the power of therapy to change lives.

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Experience & Qualifications

Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) 


Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Skills and Theory


Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

(BACP accredited course)


As well as working in private practice, for the last 6 years I have also worked for the following charitable organisations; YMCA Southampton Counselling, Winchester Youth Counselling,Yellow Door (a Southampton rape and domestic abuse service) and most recently the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.


My work with children and young people often involves using creative interventions such as art or play therapy.


I undertake regular training to keep my knowledge and skills up to date. Recent courses have included 'Working with Autistic Clients' and 'Working Therapeutically Online'. 

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