Light and Shade

Counselling - Coaching - Supervision

Together we can thrive


Are you constantly tense, worried or on edge?

Unable to concentrate?

Experiencing negative thought patterns?

Feeling overwhelmed and anxious?

Low self-esteem and lacking in confidence?

Are you a people pleaser seeking acceptance and approval?

We also offer child counselling and ADHD coaching. If your are a parent or carer and have noticed a change in your child’s behaviour please click on the buttons below to find out the different ways we can help.

Wondering if Counselling or Coaching is for you?

“Am I living in a way which is deeply satisfying to me, and which truly expresses me?” Carl R.Rogers

My name is Joanne and I am a fully qualified counsellor and positive psychology coach and clinical supervisor.

As an integrative counsellor I am able to draw on several counselling approaches, Psychodynamic, CBT and Humanistic to best suit your needs. I am also a Positive Psychology Practitioner and Coach

Here at Light and Shade we have a range of qualified professionals that can support your individual needs with Counselling or Coaching, please feel free to read their profiles.

We know from personal experience it can feel difficult to take that first step to seek help. We offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation to help put you at ease.

Professional memberships include:

Registered member of the British Association for counselling and psychotherapy (MBACP).

Registered accredited with the National Counselling Society (NCPS).

Member of EMCC and subscribe to EMCC’s Code of Ethics, and member of the Association of Coaching.

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Short-term, long-term therapy or Coaching is offered, which will be led by you.

Sessions can be offered as face to face, telephone or via Zoom

Sessions can be weekly or every other week whichever suits your needs.

The daily challenges of life can become overwhelming and whilst family and friends can be a great source of comfort and support, speaking to those personally involved can be difficult.

I offer a space for you to share those concerns, and not being personally involved means I can listen, be objective and you can feel safe and reassured that what you share will go no further.

“Joy and sorrow are the light and shade of life; without light and shade no picture is clear” Inayat Khan