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Joe Winter

Psychotherapy for Families, Couples and Individuals

Working with you to access strengths and hope, and negotiate obstacles to connection in your life and relationships. 

Registered member of UKCP

My approach is


Compassionate and

Collaborative, and has been 

developed over 20 years

working with families, couples,

and young people.

Based in Cambridge, UK

Get in touch: 07498212301






About Me

I am a psychotherapist based in Cambridge. I offer in-person and online therapy to individuals, couples, families, chosen families, and groups. My approach is strengths-focused, creative, compassionate and collaborative. I aim to meet you wherever you are in your lives in a way that connects for you, working with you to foster hope and negotiate obstacles to connection whatever you may be facing. The meaning of interactions within and across systems you are involved in, such as family, school, community and work, will be considered throughout.

Bringing my creative skills and flexibility, I hope to open space in which to reflect on your experience in your important relationships, offering possibilities and choices for how this might look different. I am committed to justice-doing in my therapeutic practice, considering the impact of wider social and political power structures on our everyday lives.

From a starting point of shared humanity, I commit to showing up to build a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship as a foundation from which to explore any challenges you may wish to bring to therapy.

As a UKCP registered Psychotherapist I can work with a wide range of issues, but I have particular experience of:

Abuse, Anxiety, Couple issues, Depression, Identity questions, Intercultural couples and families, LGBTQ+ issues, Loss, Neurodiversity, Parenting, Relationships, Resilience, Self-harm, Separation, Trauma.

I am an integrative, creative, trauma-informed practitioner with knowledge and experience of the following approaches: 

Family Therapy and Systemic practice, Narrative therapy, Humanistic, Mindfulness, Compassion-based approaches, Mentoring, Coaching.


I am a qualified Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, completing a Masters at the Institute of Family therapy.   

I have a PhD in Narrative Psychology, and an MSc in Child Development. 

Other current and previous roles include: 

  • Family therapist working with Cambridge Acorn Project.

  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapist within NHS CAMHS tier 4 service.

  • Family Counsellor for Cambridge-based charity Cogwheel Counselling

  • Family and Relationship Counsellor for Relate

  • Clinician for Children’s Social Care, offering direct therapeutic work to families and consultation to Social Workers 

  • Specialist Mentor to University Students with a range of disabilities for Cambridge University Disability Resource Centre

  • Associate Lecturer for Anglia Ruskin University Psychology Department

  • Skills Coach to Looked After Children

  • Family support worker specialising in engaging and supporting Fathers

  • Learning Support Assistant in primary schools to children with a diagnosis of Autism

  • Play and community worker on community and youth projects in London and Bristol.

I have also worked professionally as a singer, performer and musician and have recently researched the use of songs and music in the context of Family and Systemic Psychotherapy. 

People I work with:

Individuals, Couples, Families

How I deliver therapy:

Long-term work, Short-term work, Time-limited work.

I offer both In-person and online sessions according to your preference. 

Contact me

To book an initial session with me please email or call 07498 212301

I work flexibly and aim to offer a time to meet that fits with your schedule. 

Deciding to begin Psychotherapy can feel like a big step. I would be happy to talk with you over the phone or email if you have any questions or want to get a sense of me before booking an initial appointment. 

Tel: 07498212301

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"Joe’s approach is human and far reaching. He spanned with ease and gentleness areas that resonated with both recent life events and memories, initiating discussion of new meanings and possibilities. His approach is sometimes light and humorous, and always warm and empathetic. His overall vision as a therapist is one of links and connections providing a strong framework to grow into."

"Joe understood my needs with kindness and helped me uncover potential I had forgotten. I have grown enormously through working with him.” 

"I appreciated the warm, collaborative therapeutic relationship Joe built with the family. This enabled us to be open with him about all our concerns, which consequently opened up the opportunity to more fully understand and address these concerns, and make room to discuss our hopes for the future."

"Joe's thinking and knowledge provided a wealth of food for thought in all stages of working with him. He works in a sensitive and respectful manner, bringing new perspectives into consideration about relationship and family dynamics that we found inspiring. Joe shows great care in how he puts his thoughts and ideas across, demonstrating a mindful approach, holding conversations together when stress was there, which helped us remain calm."


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