Jo Kirby

Jo Kirby

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Leicester

Leicester LE1
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I am offering some face to face work. Remote working will still be available if preferred. My premises is fully Covid risk assessed and managed as much as possible.

About me and my therapy practice

Hello. I understand that you are a unique individual and that no two people are the same and so I do not offer a ‘one size fits all’ approach. My core training is in psychodynamic therapy where we explore how your early life experiences may have shaped you and the way that you think about and relate to people. I am also qualified in Drug and Alcohol Counselling and Treatment to Post Graduate level and I have twenty years professional work experience in supporting roles, fifteen of which have been in a range of recovery services including NHS.

I integrate some aspects of CBT, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and solution focused therapy into my work depending on what it is that you want to work on in therapy. I have worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team including psychiatrists and psychologists and I have experience of working with dual diagnosis ie mental health and substance use problems and also with complex trauma issues including childhood abuse and neglect.

As well as my professional experience and training I am really easy to talk to, I‘m empathic, understanding and most importantly I am a great listener.

I understand that taking to first step can be very nerve wracking. I'm very happy to talk through different options and support you as much as I can.

Practice description

I work with individual adults and am experienced in delivering group work.  I also run workshop for counsellors and counsellors in training in substance misuse and addiction.

My first session

I offer a free fifteen minute phone consultation where you can discuss whether you would like to book an assessment.

Sessions last for 50 minutes. 

You will initially be invited for an assessment where we can discuss your requirements.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited