I'm Dr Joanna Harvey
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol) and Cognitive Analytic Therapist with more than 10 years experience in the field of mental health and wellbeing. Before founding my own practice in 2020, I spent several years working in specialist NHS therapy services and at some of London’s leading private mental health clinics.
My experience spans relationship difficulties, family conflict, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, eating disorders, work related burn out and life transitions. I approach therapy from a holistic perspective that takes into account the whole person, to help us make sense of your difficulties and dilemmas together.
I enjoy working relationally with clients in order to support them to reach a greater understanding of themselves and their relationships and to identify blocks to change.
Additionally, I have over 8 years experience working in specialist eating disorder services in both the NHS and private sector and have undertaken doctoral research in this area. I am able to provide eating disorder consultancy and specialist assessment with recommendations for treatment for clients looking to address disordered eating.
Dr Joanna Harvey (CPsychol) is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT). She is also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I am able to draw on different therapeutic approaches that best suit your needs, this is known as an integrative approach. I am informed by psychodynamic therapy and interested in how our past experiences and relationships can show up in the present, often creating blocks to change and contentment. On occasion, I might also draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help us to understand problematic thoughts and actions and look for alternative ways forward.
Additionally, I am an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist (CAT). CAT is typically a time-limited therapy that can help us to understand how our early relationships might manifest in present-day difficulties and to support positive change. It can also help to make sense of the sometimes confusing and perplexing behaviours you might find yourself engaging in and to identify unhelpful patterns in relationships with others that may be causing distress.