Joan Collett Counselling

Rediscover Hope & Healing

My therapeutic expertise puts you first, don’t be stuck in old patterns. Discover a new path of self-empowerment and healing to help you stay well for life.

Welcome to Dr Joan Collett Counselling

Are you looking for a compassionate Somerset West Counsellor to help you change and grow? I specialise in eating disorders, addictions, couples therapy, family counselling and more.

Why come to me for counselling?

I have a deep, heartfelt concern for all lives crippled by emotional problems, by anorexia or bulimia, and other forms of addiction – whether to food, alcohol, drugs or any other entity. I also firmly believe that everyone can achieve total transformation and healing. It is a reality I live every day. I have confidence in recovery – your recovery; it stems from witnessing first-hand the countless healing journeys of my clients.
The most basic tenet of my client philosophy is that you, as my client, are most important. My therapeutic style is centred around respect and empathy. My aim is to help you alleviate your unease and discomfort and become more aware of your feelings and ways of relating to yourself and others.
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I have a deep, heartfelt concern for all lives crippled by emotional problems, by anorexia or bulimia, and other forms of addiction – whether to food, alcohol, drugs or any other entity. I also firmly believe that everyone can achieve total transformation and healing. It is a reality I live every day. I have confidence in recovery – your recovery; it stems from witnessing first-hand the countless healing journeys of my clients.

What makes my approach different?

I provide Holistic and Alternative Health Care, believing that most problems people experience are context-specific. This suggests that a problem-dominated context has been created through ways of interaction and communication which often maintains on-going problems. I look beyond the body and symptoms to embrace a whole-person approach, in order to promote self-empowerment and healing. I provide one-on-one conversations as well as on-line assistance for both individuals and couples.
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  • I am so thankful to be alive and was indeed lucky to have had Joan as my psychological counsellor. Having been lost in anorexia’s black hole of nothingness, Joan never gave up on me, her commitment to my journey will always be treasured by myself and my family.
    Mari
    Age 22
  • Joan’s appreciation of life and all things beautiful convinced me that I too can live without ongoing chaos caused by alcohol controlling my life. The journey to let go was hard with many setbacks. Joan’s ongoing commitment to my journey is what pulled me through. I can stand back in appreciation and look how far I have come, knowing I will never ever go back to where I was.
    Peter
    Age 38
  • I am so grateful I took my daughter to see Joan when I did. Joan has a very unusual way of working with young people. She connects with them at a very deep level and gain their trust right at the start. After only one session with Joan I could see the difference in my child. She was smiling again after a very long time!
    Mother of daughter
    Age 18
  • Four years after I lost my first wife I decided to remarry. It was hard for my children aged 10 and 12 to accept some-one new. Always sensitive to our difficulties, Joan assisted us individually and together to build and strengthen family ties. She supported us in the healing process and enabled us all to move forward.
    John
    Age 42
  • By treating me not as a patient, but as a person – as a friend – Joan gained my trust, and I valued what she had to say. She showed me ways of getting back in touch with myself. Ways of getting to know myself again. I now have plans for my life. I have dreams and ambitions and I feel I have potential.
    Robyn
    Age 17
  • We experienced relationship problems, causing our marriage to suffer. We contracted with Joan for a few sessions. Joan has a heart for people and a passion for what she is doing. Her friendly, yet professional manner of dealing with people is something which comes very naturally for her, something which immediately made us very comfortable with her and really impressed us. It was a pleasure for us to work alongside Joan.
    Ray & Susan
    Age 28 / 257
    “I am so thankful to be alive and was indeed lucky to have had Joan as my psychological counsellor. Having been lost in anorexia’s black hole of nothingness, Joan never gave up on me, her commitment to my journey will always be treasured by myself and my family.” Mari, aged 22
    “Joan’s appreciation of life and all things beautiful convinced me that I too can live without ongoing chaos caused by alcohol controlling my life. The journey to let go was hard with many setbacks. Joan’s ongoing commitment to my journey is what pulled me through. I can stand back in appreciation and look how far I have come, knowing I will never ever go back to where I was.” Peter, aged 38
    “I am so grateful I took my daughter to see Joan when I did. Joan has a very unusual way of working with young people. She connects with them at a very deep level and gain their trust right at the start. After only one session with Joan I could see the difference in my child. She was smiling again after a very long time!“ Mother of a daughter, aged 18
    “Four years after I lost my first wife I decided to remarry. It was hard for my children aged 10 and 12 to accept some-one new. Always sensitive to our difficulties, Joan assisted us individually and together to build and strengthen family ties. She supported us in the healing process and enabled us all to move forward.” John, aged 42
    “By treating me not as a patient, but as a person – as a friend – Joan gained my trust, and I valued what she had to say. She showed me ways of getting back in touch with myself. Ways of getting to know myself again. I now have plans for my life. I have dreams and ambitions and I feel I have potential” Robyn, aged 17
    “We experienced relationship problems, causing our marriage to suffer. We contracted with Joan for a few sessions. Joan has a heart for people and a passion for what she is doing. Her friendly, yet professional manner of dealing with people is something which comes very naturally for her, something which immediately made us very comfortable with her and really impressed us. It was a pleasure for us to work alongside Joan.” Ray and Susan aged 28/25