Jo Ann Burns - MBACP (Registered), Dip. Couns.
07792 051887 / 07710 423267
Hello and welcome.
Taking the first step to a counselling process can seem daunting. By reading through my profile I hope that this will help you to gain the information that you may need to go ahead and make that first contact.
What counselling is:
Counselling is a place for you to talk about any emotional, personal, family, or work related issue/s that you may be experiencing . It is also a place that you will be listened to and understood without judgement and given the time to self reflect. Time is also given for you to look into your thought processes, behaviours and ways of being. If CBT is used then there may be some tasks to do such as therapeutic word writing, drawing, art and linking those unhelpful thoughts to any unhelpful behaviours. In some cases therapy homework will be asked of you. This usually involves self reflection of thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I try to be as creative as is needed within your process.
Below you will find a description of my training and qualifications, The types of areas of counselling that I work with, and the types of therapy that I can offer to you.
As well as a face to face talking therapy, I now incorporate home visiting by arrangement.
I will look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
A Post. Grad. Diploma in Integrative, Humanistic counselling and a Certificate in Counselling Skills..(BACP Accredited course). A Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).. Diploma in Child counselling, Diploma in Counselling children and adolescents
Training in Behaviour & Communication Links with parents and families...Specialist Bereavement training with Cruse Bereavement Care... Specialist Major Incident Response training. Training in Domestic violence support. Training in supporting families with young children.
Many more certificates in Attachment Theory, Dependancy and collaboration within Trauma disorders, Children and families, Solution focused therapy, DIlemmas in Dual relationships, Time limited dynamic psychotherapy, (CBT) Death, Dying and grief in psychotherapy, Behaviour & communication links, Family support, Identifying and working with neglect, Health and social care. Safeguarding children. Fostering a young child.
Past and present experience
My past experience within counselling has been with adults in varying GP surgeries. Community home visiting, Community charities to which included, domestic violence, bereavement, children and families, School based projects counselling teenagers. And now I have a private practice.
My private practice is open to adults, teenagers, couples, families.
I attend regular clinical supervision, professional and personal development I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & psychotherapy. (BACP)
Other work experience
I have been fortunate to work within the voluntary sector for 20 years, These projects were:-
Families and young children
Youth projects to do with prevention of pregnancy, self esteem, life skills.
I have also been fortunate to experience being a foster carer to a young child with complex needs.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Bereavement in childhood of parent/sibling/significant other
Loss of an Infant baby/child
Loss of pet
Loss of job/money/marriage
Multiple loss of family members or significant others
Childhood Sexual abuse
Teenagers Stress/problems in school
Social services cases, Individuals/ families in need of counselling
Parent/child interpersonal Relationship
Family Inter-personal relationship breakdown and behaviour.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
My fees are
Adult Individual £40.00
Counselling Students £25.00
Please call for evening availability and pricing.
As a counsellor I offer open ended counselling and shorter term counselling incorporating CBT of 6 - 11 weeks.
If you require any further information then do give me a call on the above numbers and I will be happy to answer any question that you may have about the counselling process.
There is available parking on the driveway during the day. Other parking is also available near to my practice.
I am a registered member of the BACP. And I practice using their code of professional working ethics.
I have an advanced CRB check to counsel with teenagers.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My availability for appointments is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. I do have some evening appointments available, and some Saturday availability.
Types of client