- Phone number
- 07498 219026
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
About me and my therapy practice
When you’re feeling confused, low or depressed it might not always be possible to speak to friends or family. You might fear judgement, not feel heard or not want to burden others. Counselling offers the opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings in a warm, non-judgemental environment, where with renewed insight, you can begin to navigate your way through difficult times. Counselling can give life a new perspective, break old habits and improve self-esteem, leaving you feeling stronger and more confident.
I am a Integrative-Relational Counsellor and Psychotherapist MBACP. I have experience of working with adults and young people, from all walks of life, both as a counsellor in the NHS at Claremont Medical Centre, Surbiton and in Further Education at Guildford College of Further Education and Farnham Sixth Form. My integrative approach to counselling is Psychodynamic and Humanistic/Transpersonal, also covering Transactional Analysis, Attachment and Loss, Existentialism and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I care passionately about people and their uniqueness. My warm, empathic approach makes people feel at ease and quickly find a path towards growth and healing.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Integrative-Relational Counselling - Middlesex University - First Class Honours
NCFE Counselling Skills-Kingston College
OCST4 Online Counselling
Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People-CPD Standards Office Accredited
Registered member BACP (382857)
Registered member ACTO (830)
Registered with ICO (ZA735646)
Enhanced DBS Certificate (001625366217)
AVIVA Provider (600135980)
CIGNA Provider (216832)
VITALITY HEALTH/AETNA GLOBAL BENEFITS (SP099391)
I offer a confidential, safe and warm environment in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement. I have an accessible private practice near Grayshott, and am an affiliate member of The Eaves in Farnham, Godalming and Guildford.
I offer short or long-term counselling, face to face, online and telephone.
As a member of ACTO I have completed approved training for online and telephone counselling. Online and telephone counselling gives you the opportunity to access therapy via a secure and confidential method which is most convenient and comfortable for you.
‘Jo Bailey’s warmth and kindness really put me at ease and allowed for open and honest sessions. I would highly recommend her to anyone, particularly those like me who were nervous of the idea of counselling before meeting her.’ Geoff, 21, Surrey.
‘Jo works with great compassion and empathy. Her thoughtful and articulate summarising gently guides me to reflect on my current thought process and consider the direction I hope to move in. She listens without judgement and I have found our sessions enormously helpful.’ Sophie, 30, Surrey
‘I was referred to Jo due to mental health problems, and being the first time I had admitted this, I was unsure of everything. Jo put me at ease initially and helped me understand myself and my feelings. I now look at life in a different way. I am so grateful for the counselling. Thank you so much! Onwards and upwards!’ Andrew, 46, Surrey
‘I found the sessions very helpful. They helped me to cope with stresses that would have stopped me from attending college. I was closed off to the idea of counselling before I started, but since having the sessions I’ve noticed a significant improvement in my mood and ability to cope with things’ Jessica, 18, Hampshire
My first session
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Integrative-relational counselling? Integrative-relational counselling brings together a range of different counselling and psycho-therapeutic theories and practices from a relational perspective. It is an effective form of counselling because given the diversity and complexity of human beings there is no single specific approach that is suitable for all.
What happens in the initial consultation? During our initial 15 minute telephone consultation we will briefly discuss your current circumstances and best hopes from counselling. I would hope to be able to answer any questions you might have. There is no charge for an initial 15 minute telephone consultation.
What happens at the first session? In our first 50 minute session we will discuss your current circumstances and relevant past experiences in more detail. The session is designed to give us both more of an idea whether we can work together to achieve your best hopes for the sessions.
Are the sessions confidential? As a registered member of the BACP I offer confidential sessions in accordance with the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Counselling professions.
How many sessions will I need? I offer short and long term counselling. It’s recommended to start with a minimum contract of 6 weekly sessions. However, this is dependent on individual circumstances and would be discussed at our first session.
15 minute initial telephone consultation-No charge
£60 per 50 minute Session
Payment via BACS, Bank card, Apple Pay, or cash at or before the session.
Cancellation with less than 48 hours notice is chargeable at the full session rate.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Existential, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited