Joanne Regina, M.A.
I am an integrative psychotherapist, holding a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counselling from the University of Central Florida, which is ranked as a top ten graduate programme for counselling and psychotherapy in the United States. For additional information about my clinical training, please visit https//ccie.ucf.edu/counselored/.
For the past 15 years, my work has been dedicated to helping my clients heal and grow from issues related to the past so that they can live more fulfilling lives in the present. I have worked with a vast range of individuals including children, teens, adults, couples, families, and military veterans and emergency service personnel on their journeys of growth and self-discovery.
I have extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of a range of psychological disorders, with a particular focus on complex trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, problems caused by adverse childhood experiences including low self esteem, relationship difficulties, and emotional dysregulation.
I am also passionate about the military community, having provided counselling and psychotherapy to veterans in the United States. I am an Armed Forces Champion and continue to provide my services to veterans and their families in Medway and throughout Kent.
My objective is to provide an emotionally safe, transparent, and non-judgmental environment where you may explore your issues. I am committed to working alongside my clients and guiding them towards understanding, integration, and wholeness, while creating a strong therapeutic relationship that is grounded in compassion, honesty, and trust that is essential to the healing process.
I view psychotherapy as an individualised and collaborative processes, recognising each individual as unique with their own challenges and life experiences.
My practice is informed from an integrative approach drawing upon theory and techniques from therapeutic modalities where I have received extensive training including Eye Movement-Desensitisation and Reprocessing EMDR, Ego State Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, and somatic psychology.
My approach includes the following components of the therapeutic process
-Building trust in one’s capacity for healing and personal growth.
-Working within the present moment and experience.
-Increasing self-awareness, greater understanding of one’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
-Learning to tolerate difficult emotions and develop self-regulation ability to be calm and grounded.
-Processing experiences to strengthen positive and new experiences of the self and others.
-Utilising the therapeutic relationship as a means of developing secure attachment experience and repairing insecure attachment disruptions.
-Discovering and speaking the truth of one’s experience, including those parts of the self that may be unrecognised, unspoken, and unlived.
-Empowerment through the strengthening of one’s personal resources and resiliency to increase and maintain psychological wellness.
-Adjustment to life events and changes
-Childhood Trauma sexual, physical, and emotional abuse
-Intense emotions including anger, guilt, jealousy, shame
-Generalised anxiety and excessive worry
-Grief and loss
-Relationship and interpersonal difficulties
-Post-traumatic stress disorder
-Specific fears and phobias
-Master of Arts in Counsellor Education- Clinical Mental Health Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Central Florida, United States
-Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Central Florida, United States
-Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York, United States
-Individual Schema Therapy Certification Schema Institute London, United Kingdom
-Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing EMDR Parts I, II, & III Sandi Richman, M.A., London, United Kingdom
-Ego State Therapy Robin Shapiro, LCSW, London, United Kingdom
-Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Training Level 1, Behavioural Tech, Linehan Institute Training, United States
-Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom
-British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies- Accredited
-British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy- Registered
-EMDR Association UK & Ireland Currently- working towards accreditation
-EMDR International Association- Full member
-International Society of Schema Therapy
St. Barnabas House, Duncan Road
Telephone 1 – 07401377064
Telephone 2 –
Referrals and Accreditations
BABCP Accredited : Yes
EMDR Trained : Yes
Accepts Healthcare Referrals : Yes
Accepts Private Referrals :Yes
Skype Sessions : No
Telephone Sessions : No
Colleague Supervision : No
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