Psychotherapy and Advanced Hypnotherapy, Ixworth, Bury St Edmund’s, West Suffolk.


Hi, my name is Joanna Beales, I have been a working therapist for over 20 years, it is my passion and belief that therapy can be for anyone, and talking through issues effecting your day to day life can help you. Whether that is past or current traumas, life transtions such as divorce or illness, family issues or feelings of low confidence and your mental health is suffering, I can offer support.

We would start with a few sessions to assess and see what you require, and want from a therapeutic approach. I have multi skills and can often approach your issues from a different prospective, giving you space and time to create the future and support you want.

At times talking to friends and family is not enough, we do need some extra support.

I currently work within the NHS as a therapist for CAMHS, where I work with families or one to one with children and adolescents. I specialise in Complex presentations and trauma.

I treat private clients of all ages at a location just outside Bury St Edmund’s, West Suffolk. .

I offer a free telephone consultation for you to decide whether I am the right person for your therapeutic needs. We talk, you decide if you are comfortable.

At this time I offer face to face, video and telephone appointments. So even if you are unable to leave home you can still access support.

  • Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
  • Cert Post Professional Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
  • Diploma in Transpersonal hypnotherapy
  • Adv’ Diploma in Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy
  • PG Diploma in Psychosexual Disorders
  • Specialist in Trauma and PTSD 
  • Diploma CBT (Cognitive Behavioural therapy) practitioner
  • ASSIST Suicide Prevention
  • FLASH (families learning about self-harm) group facilitator trained.
  • DBT (Dialectical Behaviour therapy) which specialises in treatment for personality disorders, high trauma and high suicidal behaviour and self-harming behaviours.
  • PTSD and Trauma focused care for those who need Specialist interventions.
  • Currently training as a Systemic and Family Psychotherapist.

I can provide open ended sessions for those clients who want deeper psychotherapeutic understanding or a fixed term, 6,8 or 12 sessions for more counselling, CBT and hypnotherapy goal focused sessions. I can use hypnotherapy as part of your psychotherapeutic sessions if you so require.

Costs are from £65 per session.

I will work with a multitude of issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Low mood and depression
  • Addictions
  • Family traumas and breakdowns
  • Work stress
  • Financial stress
  • Sexual issues of all natures
  • Identity crisis
  • Loss of purpose and meaning
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Negative self talk, low self-esteem
  • Poor self image
  • Abuse, ie… emotional, psychological, physical
  • Anger related problems
  • Trauma and Complex Trauma
  • Illness and health related diagnosis
  • any many more

Get in touch, I am here to listen.


I have a five day cancellation policy. I will offer another time slot during that week.

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