Jo Tolley

Jo Tolley

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Sturminster Marshall

Sturminster Marshall BH21
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office


I currently have good availability throughout weekdays and evenings. 

About me and my therapy practice

As an accredited member of the BACP I am an experienced counsellor with a belief that everyone is unique. Through using a wide range of counselling approaches, I am able to work with you in a way that is best for you as an individual. Our counselling relationship will be collaborative - you will bring the experience of being you and I will bring my experience and knowledge of counselling.

I will listen to you and aim to help you understand your situation with more clarity, in a professional, empathetic, compassionate and non-judgmental way.

I will work sensitively to help you explore the difficulties you are facing. Understanding these in more detail and sharing the impact they have on your life may help you to see the difficulties in a different way. We can work together to explore whatever aspects of your life you may wish to change or improve. Counselling can make a real difference to your life.

It may be that you are experiencing deep feelings of sadness, hopelessness with no motivation for the future.

You may be increasingly stressed and anxious, feeling that you are isolated and separate from all that is happening around you.

You may be struggling with irritability and anger, finding yourself being overly defensive or being hurtful towards others.

Counselling can help with all of these experiences, helping you to identify the causes and support you in overcoming them.

I will also use other methods to bring a holistic approach to our time together- taking into account your psychological, spiritual, physical, behavioral and emotional well being. 

Practice description

I offer face to face sessions as well as walk and talk therapy. I have also undertaken extensive online and telephone counselling training. 

My first session

Our first session together will last just over an hour and it is an opportunity for us to find out if we would work well together. I take a different approach in this session as I will ask you a range of questions about your life, experiences and what is important to you. We will also discuss in more detail what it is that you feel you need to change in your life. I make notes in this session and by the end of it I will have a broad idea of what your life has been life and hopefully you will know if you like my approach. There is no obligation to have further sessions

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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