Jo Allen BSc (Hons) Registered MBACP
Hi, I'm Jo Allen. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and registered member of the BACP.
What I Offer
I work in private practise in Spondon, offering therapy to individuals over 16 years of age. I offer short term counselling and long term psychotherapy depending on your needs. I work weekdays 10am-7pm, please get in touch to discuss availability of sessions.
Please see below for the issues that I can help with.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham, and gained a BSc (Hons) degree in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Making Trauma Therapy Safer with Babette Rothschild.
- Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy.
- Working with young people in the LGBT community.
- Training on self harm, identity and self-esteem.
- The Embodied Relationship with Dr David Tune.
- Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation.
- NCFE level 2 in Mental Health Awareness.
I hold an enhanced DBS, professional indemnity insurance and am a registered member of the BACP.
I have experience of working in private practise and volunteering for a charity offering counselling in Derby City Centre. Here, I saw clients presenting with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma, and more. I have a special interest in illnesses such as CFS/ME and the link between physical and mental health.
As part of my training, I also attended personal therapy. I feel this gives me the understanding of what it is like to be a client, and of what a rewarding, and sometimes difficult journey therapy can be.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Childhood issues
- Growing older
- Guilt and/or shame
- Sexual identity
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Where to Start
Initially, I offer a free short phone call of up to 15 minutes to assess what you may be bringing to therapy, and whether therapy is the right option for you. Following this, we would arrange an initial consultation that is at a mutually convenient time. We can then discuss what to do going forward.
All sessions are 60 minutes long, and are charged at £45, including initial consultations. I require 48 hours notice for cancellations, and I reserve the right to charge for missed appointments.
Want to know more?
If you have any queries about counselling in general, or require further information about my practise, please do not hesitate to contact me.
My practise has free off road parking and is on bus routes from Derby and Nottingham. I have good transport links for M1, A52, and A50.
I believe that change is often what motivates us to access therapy. We either want to make changes to our thoughts, feelings and behaviours; or have had change thrust upon us and are struggling to adapt to our new situation.
Change takes place in a safe and supportive space and I ensure that I provide this in order for the trust and therapeutic relationship to grow. We will work at a pace that feels right for you. We will review our work together regularly to ensure that we are working in the most effective way possible.
Sometimes, people come to therapy not quite knowing what has brought them, but perhaps feeling that they would like someone to talk things through with. This may require us to explore past and present experiences to build a picture of what might be going on.
Please visit my website for further information. I also have a video of my practise room on my Facebook and Twitter pages (see Contact details).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please get in touch to discuss availability, and any accessibility needs you may have.
Types of client