Compassionate, relational, intuitive and neurobiologically-informed, Joy brings a unique depth and breadth of pluralistic psychotherapy practice. This is enriched by her clinical experiences across diverse backgrounds, including the justice system, both public and private sector mental health care, as well as mentoring therapists in training.
Tailoring to your unique emotional and relational terrain as a person, and the context of your therapeutic needs, her practice draws upon a range of contemporary, attachment sensitive, neurobiologically-informed, practical psychotherapeutic approaches.
Models she practises include: eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), polyvagal theory, internal family system (IFS), structural dissociation model, sensorimotor psychotherapy, compassionate person-centred interpretation of psychodynamics, alongside some of the principles and philosophy of existential, gestalt, transpersonal and depth psychology.
Whilst Joy is experienced in working psychotherapeutically with a broad range of mental health issues and difficult life experiences, she specialises in the healing and recovery of trauma (including treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD (C-PTSD)), the impact of attachment and relational trauma, unmet childhood needs, toxic dynamic, spectrum of grief and minority stress.
Alongside this, she offers highly specialised interventions for a spectrum of dissociative experiences through the model of structural dissociation. For example, inner sensory experiences, often described as ‘hearing voices’, ‘hallucinations’, as well as severe dissociation with or without involuntary state-shift (such as experiences often described as ‘body becoming just like a shell’, ‘consciousness temporarily being taken over’, ‘going away for a period of time’).
- Interpersonal neurobiology
- Trauma treatment
- Structural dissociation
Joy was appointed and served as a board member of the editorial board for the International Journal: The Arts in Psychotherapy for five years.
Joy has published in the subject of interpersonal neurobiology and psychotherapy, and has also spoken at conferences and training on the subject in relation to clinical practice.
- EMDR Europe and EMDR UK certified training and full practitioner certification in EMDR therapy, EMDR Academy, London.
- Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) accredited
- MA in Art Psychotherapy, School of Psychology, Roehampton University, London
- Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy
- United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) accredited, UKCP Training Organisation Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, London.