About me

Pathview Therapy is a professional business owned by myself, Joanna Hope. I am a qualified and insured Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based in Burnham on Crouch, Essex. My love and passion is working with people, it always has been.

I believe that no two individuals are the same and how we react and cope with certain situations are very different to how others would. It is for this reason that every client who comes to Pathview Therapy will be treated as unique and a completely personalised therapy plan will be designed for that individual. I treat everyone with the utmost respect and confidentiality is of paramount importance.

My personal statement:

I fully appreciate that some people may be feeling nervous or anxious about coming to see me, which is why I like to get my clients to feel at ease from the moment we meet. A friendly, positive smile goes a long way to helping people feel relaxed. Building a good therapeutic relationship together where you feel at ease and creating a space for you to relax is vital for me.

If you have come this far to reading about me, then you have done an amazing first step to acknowledging that there are ways I may be able to help you. You can contact me via telephone, text message and Facebook.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy

  • Diploma in Child Behaviour

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Various CPD courses - Child Hypnotherapy, Therapy to assist parents with sick and premature babies.

I am a registered professional member of the National Hypnotherapy Society and the National Counselling Society, and fully comply with their code of ethics.

I have studied psychology and throughout my career I have dedicated myself to working with people, having also volunteered my time as a victim support worker. I am continuously researching new tried and tested therapies and am constantly developing my skills and attending CPD courses (Continuous Professional Development).

Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society

National Hypnotherapy Society

The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.

Accredited register membership

National Hypnotherapy Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Hypnotherapy for equestrian performance I am developing to try and help give many different benefits to riders, it can be targeted in many ways.

This hypnotherapy is designed to be approximately a 3 session plan plus initial consultation and may help give the mental and physical edge to ride your very best every time you enter the ring or have a course infront of you, become more in tune with your horse which will give you the benefit of being able to guide your horse to achieve his / her peak performance, it may help you work through any past falls or accidents you may of had that have left you with nerves and concerns, learning to get over past failures within the ring or working with horses, help you build confidence in your riding abilities and to trust your horses natural athletic talent to help him / her to perform complicated obstacles / routines / course of fences.

This completely personalised therapy plan is worked out for you with completely what YOU need within it. Prepare the mind ASWELL as the body

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Additional information

  • Pathview Therapy - Burnham on Crouch
  • Initial consultation - £25
  • Sessions (weekly) - £35

Pathview Therapy - Duke Street, Chelmsford
Initial consultation - £35
Sessions (Weekly) - £45

I do offer reduced rates for people on qualifying benefits and also for block bookings. Please see my website for further information.

Within our initial consultation, we spend the time chatting and I take details down that I need to help me to produce the personalised therapy plan. Between the initial consultation and the first therapy session (Usually one week later) I produce my treatment plan and assess the long term and short term goals and how we are going to reach them. I also produce the work needed for therapy. Therapy then starts together.


I am available to take all enquiries and will endeavour to give the closest possible available appointment. I also offer home visits.

Further information

Testimonials :

Jo helped me during a particularly difficult time in my life when I had lost my Dad and didn't know how to handle the grief. I didn't know whether to have a massive crying session and let it all come out (but I was worried I would sink so low I'd never be happy again) or to try and put a lid on my emotions and block them out (but I worried I would be building a dam that would eventually burst).

  Jo was very caring and attentive and it was such a relief to be able to talk to her about my feelings, it felt as though a weight had been taken off my shoulders. She taught me ways of coping with the sad moments which would crop up day to day as well as how to manage the significant dates (his birthday, Christmas, and the anniversary of his death).

Part way through my counselling sessions, my Mum died too. I know the strategies that Jo had put in place for me, helped me cope with losing her too. It feels strange having no parents. I will always love them and miss them, but I feel stronger now, and as that chapter of my life closes, a new one opens and I can now see that I have much to look forward to, whilst still holding them dear in my heart.

I would strongly recommend anyone going through bereavement to see Jo for counselling. I am much more confident now that I can cope with the loss and I feel like I've got my life back again, thank you Jo x

Mrs H - Essex

Jo was recommended to me through a close friend when I was experiencing some difficulty in my home, personal and work life. A little unsure as to what to expect entering our first session any anxieties were quickly put to rest and I found that Jo was an incredibly calming and easy to connect with individual.

After the first session Jo began to steer me towards recognising my behaviours and taught me to either approach situations differently or deal with them in a way in which I could gather a sense of closure.

The results were almost instantaneous and my home and work life began to become more bearable and I felt in myself substantially calmer than when I first began.

Towards the end of my time with Jo I felt as if a huge weight of negative energy had been lifted off my shoulders and I could approach any situation and cope throughout. I learned a great deal about myself and others around me in a short period of time and it was all beneficial to who I am today.

Jo is at the top of her game and I believe can relate and connect with anybody, if I ever come across any individuals in my life who need guidance I will be sending them Jo’s way.

Mr V - Southend

Also registered with Counselling Directory.

Pathview Therapy

Perception House
50b Duke Street

Type of session

In person