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I am now offering face to face appointments, with Covid safety measures in place. However, I will be continuing to offer online and telephone therapy as an alternative option.
My current availability is Thursday and Friday - daytime only. However, please feel free to get in touch as my availability is subject to change at any time.
I am able to work with trainee therapists, and have been approved by several local training providers. Please get in touch to find out more. I will have spaces from September to take on new trainee therapists as clients.
About me and my therapy practice
As an integrative therapist, I explore your thoughts, feelings, emotions and bodily experiences. This holistic approach enables us to gain a rounded view of what might be going on for you. My work is client led, meaning that I work with whatever you choose to bring up. My focus in the initial stages is to build our therapeutic alliance to make you feel comfortable and secure.
I work in Spondon, with the A52, A50 and M1 close by. My practise is on bus routes between Derby & Nottingham and I have free off road parking.
I offer weekly sessions which are 60 minutes long - the fee is £50. Initial assessments are also charged at £50.
I work with several Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) providers, offering brief counselling to employees who need support with personal and/or work related issues. I am an accredited member of the BACP.
"I felt comfortable as soon as Jo opened the door and I saw her smile. I only wanted a limited number of sessions and knew what I wanted to work on. Jo was able to do this and brought new insight into how my childhood impacted how I feel as an adult". Testimonial by M.B
"Jo made me feel at ease and I quickly felt able to share my anxieties, personal and work related stress with her. With her support I've been able to work through some complex issues and start to build a new life. I feel optimistic about the future now and have learned strategies to support myself when challenges arise. I cannot recommend Jo highly enough, she helped me find myself again and although I hope to not need her again, I will miss talking with her very much. Thank you! Testimonial by L.S.
I have been practising since 2015, and set up my private practise in 2017.
My pronouns are she/her.
My first session
When you initially make an enquiry, I will ask for your email address. I will then send you a brief form to complete to indicate what it is you are looking for from therapy.
Before our first session, we will then have had a short introductory phone call to discuss any questions you may have about therapy. We will then arrange our initial assessment session, usually within the next week or two. At this point I will also inform you of my Covid policy, and ask you to read and sign it before we meet.
In the assessment, I will ask you about how you are feeling and what you are experiencing in your current life. We will then discuss relevant events in your history, which can sometimes give an indication of why you may be feeling the way you do in the present. Your wellbeing and support network will also be explored, as well as what you need from therapy. We will then discuss the practicalities such as our mutual availability, and fees. At the end of this assessment, I will invite you to make a further appointment if you feel comfortable, or will allow you to go away to think about it and then let me know.
At our first therapy session, we will need to complete some paperwork before we begin. There will be a contract, providing the framework for our work together; as well as a GDPR statement.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited