Jo Thomas

Jo Thomas


Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07779107489

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Therapist - St. Austell

St. Austell PL26
07779107489
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I work with adult men, women and identifications in between. No matter your background, our similarities and differences, I aim to listen and understand you and create the conditions for you to move toward a fuller functioning you. 

Being human is complex; many clients say they have a critical internal voice, suffer with self-doubt, lack of confidence, find it hard to talk about their feelings, seem unable to make a decision or change the way they do things. 

As a counsellor I am familiar with these ways of being and can help you understand where they come from. The counselling process allows you to open up to the real you and your potential.

Practice description

My counselling style is evidence-based and founded in Person-centred Theory and I’m a big fan. I offer compassion and unconditional regard to all aspects of you throughout the work.


I might help you make decisions but won’t impose my beliefs or opinions onto you. If I don’t understand, I will ask and we’ll uncover your complexities together.

I endeavour to bring my kind honesty and authentic self to the work, along with professional boundaries, allowing you to feel safe. We create a working relationship built on trust and mutual respect. There may be tears but also laughter.

My first session

If you’re interested, contact me using the BACP links. I will call you back for a free chat, usually around 20 minutes. This helps me understand what you need, is for you to ask any questions and help you decide if you’d like to book. I then send information and contract by email and we can get something in the diary.

My online sessions use Zoom and are for anyone anywhere in the UK. I have worked with hearing impairments online.

For in-person sessions I use a comfortable garden studio in St Stephen, PL26, Cornwall. 

I update risk assessments and procedures regularly for coping with Covid-19.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - St. Austell

St. Austell PL26
07779107489
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I provide clinical supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors, to meet your governing body’s ethical requirements and to enhance your professional practice. I have 3 years supervisory experience and the L6 Diploma in Supervision (NCS) qualification.

I offer a Person-centred approach to your supervision but work with a range of counselling modalities. The frameworks I mainly use are Shohet and Shohet ‘The Seven-Eyed Model of Supervision’ and Page and Wosket the ‘Cyclical Model of Supervision’.

I also work with teachers, NHS staff and body therapists to help you work through difficult situations and help you be the best you can for your students, patients or clients.

Practice description

What I love about being a supervisor is developing an open relationship with you so that you can work at the edges of your awareness. I will listen to what you need but often give you ideas from a range of perspectives.

If you’d like to work creatively at anytime we can use writing, art or play therapy to enhance your work. I use metaphors from nature and can suggest activities to enhance your counselling process.

Continual training and research strengthens my practice. Some recent professional courses include working with addiction, bereavement, trauma-informed approaches, Attachment Theory and relationships, the nervous system and Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems, Transactional Analysis, anger - rage - guilt - shame, Ecopsychology and Outdoor Therapy.

My first session

Contact me by phone or email using the BACP links. I will call you back for a free chat, usually around 20 minutes, to discuss what you need and to ask any questions. I then send a contract and we can get something in the diary.

£45 for 1 hour for qualified counsellors or 1.5 hours for £65

£35 for 1 hour for trainees or 1.5 hours for £50

Once we have started working, I’m available for ad-hoc emergency, crisis, legal or safeguarding issues and charge per 15 minutes. This can be by phone, online or in-person by arrangement.

My online sessions use Zoom and are for anyone anywhere in the UK. I have worked with hearing impairments online.

For in-person sessions I use a comfortable garden studio in St Stephen, PL26, Cornwall.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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