Member Status: Accredited Professional
Member No: NCS21-01078
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 12 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.
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 20 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 £52 per session. Fees can be negotiated in cases of financial hardship and this can be discussed at the first 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.
I have availability all day Friday and Saturday morning, also I have some evening appointments. These sessions are conducted either by telephone or video call using Zoom at this time.
- Qualifications & ExperienceNottingham University
Advanced Certificate in Person Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CFD) NICE approved IAPT therapy
Interpersonal Psychotherapy NICE approved IAPT therapy
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 5
University of Birmingham
Introductory Practitioner Course in using Cognitive Behaviour Approach
An Experiential Introduction to ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
Skill Development Workshop in ACT
Supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse
Diploma in Non-medical Nutritional Advice
Breast Cancer Care
Birmingham Metropolitan College
City & Guilds level 3 Certificate for Health Trainers
Behaviour Change and Motivational Interviewing
Level 3 In counselling Skills and Theory
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: fertility
- Childbirth: labour
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Children / teenagers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Immune system support
- Panic attacks
- Pregnancy related issues
- Sexuality Identity
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support