Joe Owers

I am a trainee Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, who has recently qualified on a three year  Postgraduate Diploma at the University of Cambridge. Having completed this clinical training, I am now working towards registration with UKCP.

I am currently available to take on new clients.

I hold UKCP membership and abide by their code of practice and complaints procedure.

Please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are a parent/carer seeking counselling for your child or young person, or a young person seeking counselling for yourself and would like to discuss this with me.

Background and Experience

I have worked with children and young people in various capacities over the last 8 years. This has been predominantly in the charity sector and has included long-term 1:1 mentoring,  groups and workshop facilitation, crisis support, digital wellbeing services and residential summer schools. I also train professionals in working with children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties.

As part of my counselling training I have completed placements at the Dunton Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a mental health charity based in a primary school in Cambridgeshire.Through these two placements I have offered therapy to both primary and secondary school-aged children, with a variety of emotional and well being needs.

Alongside my counselling practice, I currently work part-time as a Services Manager for Children and Young People services at a local mental health charity in Hertfordshire. In this role I oversee several children’s mental health services across the county, managing teams of staff to ensure a high standard of service delivery.

How I work

As a counsellor, I provide a safe therapeutic relationship that enables young people to have a space to understand and explore their emotions, experiences and feelings.

I aim to facilitate a permissive and accepting environment where children and young people can find a way to share, express and process any challenges they may be experiencing, supporting their development.

I hold a relational focus and believe that the relationship I build collaboratively with my clients is central to the therapeutic benefit of counselling

My therapeutic approach is integrative, drawing from several key theoretical orientations. My core theoretical framework,which grounds my practice, includes attachment theories, social neuroscience, psychodynamic theory, Gestalt theory, and ecological systems theory. 

I  see a high value in the use of creative methods in the therapeutic space. I believe that using diverse and playful modes of expression can support an individual in giving their feelings a safe and protected way of being communicated and explored. I encourage the use of creative methods when they can be of benefit to my clients, and these are always on offer in the counselling room.

Depending on the age of the child or young person I am working with, I will work with their parents/carers as part of the work, with their consent.


Counselling sessions with me last 50 minutes and are charged at £40 per session.

I currently only offer in-person counselling.

To enquire about counselling, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will arrange to speak with you over the phone.

If we agree counselling may be suitable, we can arrange an initial in-person assessment, which is charged at £55 for 1.5 hours.


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