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- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, are you looking for a counsellor who can offer warmth, empathy and a non-judgemental attitude within an honest, trusting and secure environment?
My name is Jo and I am a BACP accredited Person Centred Counsellor with over 14 years extensive experience of working in a variety of NHS primary care settings as well as more traditional counselling settings. I am fully qualified and accredited professional with National Counselling Society and the BACP. Through my clinical work, in particular within community mental health settings, I have wide experience of working with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, relationship difficulties, and loss.
I offer a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. People seek counselling for many reasons. Some are feeling depressed, anxious, having difficulties in relationships. Some come because they feel sad and empty inside and others because of feelings of guilt or low self-esteem. Mostly, people seek counselling because they feel stuck, unsatisfied or lost in their lives. The overall aim of our sessions together is to work towards living in a way which is more satisfying and resourceful for you.
My first session
I offer one to one counselling sessions usually once a week. Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually on the same day and at the same time each week. Counselling can be open-ended or time-limited. You can either agree a set number of counselling sessions at the outset and focus on a particular issue or begin counselling and see how you progress before deciding how long you wish to continue. You determine the pace of counselling and we can regularly review your progress and your thoughts and feelings about the work we do together.
Please feel free to call, text or email me and we can arrange an initial appointment to talk about how and when we can work together. If you are unsure about talking therapy and whether it would be helpful for you.
I am happy to provide a free pre-arranged 30 minutes phone or video consultation to help you decide. There is an opportunity for you to see if you feel that we would be able to work together and to ask me any questions you may have about counselling. It is also an opportunity for me to understand what has brought you to counselling at this point in your life and of your expectations for the work.
Counselling sessions are completely confidential and it is important that you feel able to speak freely about your issues. I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and in accordance with this all my client work is supervised by a trained and experienced supervisor.
Currently the fees are £55 per session.
I also offer concessions to trainee counsellors.
Wherever possible, appointments will be rearranged in the event of a client’s ill health or unforeseen circumstances but missed appointments are payable at the full fee.
What I can help with
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Cognitive, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited