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Joanne Addis, Senior Practitioner in Social Work


Specialist areas:

Eating Disorders Adult Protection / Safeguarding
Female Trauma / Personality Disorder Clinical Supervision
Family Work Welfare / Housing Advice
Sarah Nolan BA ( Hons) RGN Dip Ac MBAcC

Background information:

Joanne is a senior practitioner in social work, having spent much of her social work career working in the field of eating disorders and personality disorders. Joanne has been a social worker on both inpatient eating disorder and personality disorder treatment units and has significant experience of supporting adults with mental health difficulties in the community.

The clinical models Joanne has experience in are:

– Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
– Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
– Systemic Family Therapy

She has extensive experience in leading and managing teams, including social work teams and has held the role of safeguarding lead for a large psychiatric hospital.

She has a specialist interest in supporting carers including delivering skills based workshops and carers support groups. Joanne has 12 years of experience of delivering therapeutic interventions to families using a systemic model of support.

Joanne has experience of delivering clinical supervision both on a 1:1 basis and to groups, for a wide range of different professionals both in the statutory and private sectors. In providing this she is mindful of the need for professional clinical development.

Joanne has comprehensive experience of the welfare system and can provide advice, support and advocacy in these areas. Throughout her career Joanne has supported people with housing and employment issues.


Diploma in social work
Advanced Diploma in Family and Systemic Therapy

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