Joanna Devereaux

Certified Practitioner since August 2015

Joanna Devereaux
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Joanna is an MBACP (Snr.Accred)  - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - Counsellor/Psychotherapist, and has been in Practice since 1995. 

She has trained in a variety of approaches, Person Centred being her core training, PC Expressive Therapy - with the superb Natalie Rogers, CBT, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Trauma and Trauma Incident Response, TRiM,  and of course The Havening Techniques, which has made a significant difference to her practice . She says "A Counsellor/Psychotherapist never actually stops training!". 

Anxiety/Stress and Trauma are her specialist areas of interest, an holistic approach is vital she believes. People can heal. She is also a Clincal Supervisor.

Neuroscience, and particularly Havening Techniques, inform and inspire her, as she continues to share new methods of supporting people, with associates and clients alike.  Aiding Mental Health Wellness and Holistic Wellness, to provide choice and understanding, which can enable clients to discover the possibilities for a better way of living, through their amazing brain. 

Her breadth of experience has been attained within the diversity of her work, and with different client groups, also being privileged to have taught counselling studies, sharing knowledge and watching others grow. 

Her extensive work over the last 20 years, with the largest Employee Assistance Provider in the UK, as a Counsellor and Critical Incident Trauma Responder, Manager, and for the past year, as Clinical Lead for the company - Care First, has allowed her to harness a wealth of experience, working with NHS and high performing commercial organisations to support their people.

She continues to run her Private Practice, working online via Zoom and via telephone, during the pandemic.  Helping others, whilst staying safe, supporting her clients towards better health and psychological well-being. 

Joanna feels humbled to be able to offer the remarkable Havening Techniques, to her remarkable clients. Please see her contact details below. We are here to help and support each other as the world changes, challenges us, and provides us all with lessons to continue to be the best humans we can be, in this beautiful world we have been given.  

Areas of specialization

Anxiety, Panic attacks, Phobias, Depression, Exam nerves, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Relationship issues, Relaxation, Stress, Grief, Interview Nerves, Self-Belief, Shyness, Confidence, Empowerment, Bereavement


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Sun on my face - Manager

To Joanna
After spending so many years in the shade - Thank You - for helping me to feel the sun on my face - I will never forget the first time this happened in Havening session!
Many best wishes
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Re-growing my landscape - Cancer survivor

To Joanna
Well of course it has to be trees on this card!
Thank you so much for helping me to re-grow my landscape after the devastation of cancer and chemo.
You've helped me to not only strengthen my roots but to also grow some new branches and saplings.
The work we have done together has provided me with a richer landscape that I aim to nurture and cultivate.
I could not have done as much without you warmth, humour and care.
So thanks for such a wonderful opportunity to experience Havening and all you have taught me.
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Hammer attack - Incident survivor


Thank you so much for all your help - that technique you used helped me so much.
You have made a massive difference in my recovery after my hammer attack.
DJ xx
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Havening is a powerful medium - Nursing Manager

I thank you so much for all your help.
It's difficult to describe the difference the sessions have made and I am pleased our paths have crossed.
I am grateful that you offered the opportunity to experience the benefits of Havening, it is a powerful medium.
I now feel optimistic and a little excited about what the future may bring, life feels so much better.
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Big fan of Havening - Support worker

Dear Joanna
I wanted to send you this card to let you know how much I have appreciated your help and support. You have listened and offered support and kindness.
I am now a big fan of Havening as I can see and feel how much it has benefitted me! :)
I have found you to be an easy person to talk to as you have always made me feel welcome and comfortable to be myself.
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The darkest place - Health care worker- Therapist

I can't express my gratitude enough.
You have helped me through the darkest place I have ever been in my life.
The havening has been quite astonishing for me as a therapist and a client.
Thank you for everything.
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Never underestimate your skills - Bank worker

I wanted to thank you for taking the time to listen to me over the past few weeks and for providing effective visualisation techniques and most importantly for making me feel quite normal.
I hope you never underestimate the value of your amazing counselling skills and the techniques (Havening) you taught me.
Thank you again.
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Totally shocked how quickly it worked. - Train driver

Thank you so much for the type of counselling you gave me and using the Havening technique.
I am still totally shocked how quickly it worked and that it has lasted.
It was an absolute pleasure to meet and work through my grief with you.
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Got me through my exams - Law Student

Just a little note to say and huge thankyou.
You have really helped me to get through my exams and I am truly grateful for all your help and support and the Havening which made such a difference to my confidence.
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Thank you for everything

Thank you for everything.
This new technique (Havening) and the counselling has changed me for the better ( smiley face :) )
Thank you for helping me through my bereavement and making me realise that I am my own person.
The Paul McKenna book is helping me to continue with my progress.
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Astounded! - NHS Nurse

I just wanted to say thankyou and that I am totally astounded with the difference Havening has made.
I feel like me again.
Thank you
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Since I have been Havened I feel like a new person - NHS Nurse

You changed my life completely. Turned it upside down with good effect. I cannot thank you enough. I feel free, alive and totally relaxed. I am able to deal with situations in a more organised way. I feel since having been Havened, I am like a new person. I understand now life's up and downs can stress you out and take a hold. I know not not to let it get that way again.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will never forget how you helped me when I was at my lowest. SB.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Northumberland, UK