Jo ann Burns, Reg. Counsellor/supervisor MBACP, Dip.Couns.Dip.CBT,

Jo ann Burns, Reg. Counsellor/supervisor MBACP, Dip.Couns.Dip.CBT,


07792 051887 / 07792051887

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07792 051887 / 07792051887

About me

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.

Jo Ann

Training, qualifications & experience


A Post. Graduate. 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  Integrative, humanistic person centred counselling, 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. Clinical supervision.

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
Domestic violence.
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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavement in childhood of parent/sibling/significant other
Complicated/unresolved  Grief
Hated child/self
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
Intrusive Thoughts
Teenagers Stress/problems in school
Panic Attacks
post-partum Depression
Sexual Assult
Social services cases, Individuals/ families in need of counselling
Parent/child  interpersonal Relationship
Family Inter-personal relationship breakdown and behaviour.


My fees are

Adult Individual  £40.00 ( Daytime appointments)

Adult individual   £45.00 (Evening Appointment)

Teenagers £25.00. Age 15 - 17

Teenagers. £15.00. Age. 11-14 (40 minute counselling session)

Couples £50.00  (Daytime appointments)

Couples evening appointments are  £55.00 per session.

Counselling Students £32.00 per session. As part of a counselling course and maybe longer term.

I offer open ended counselling and short term counselling.The shorter term counselling usually lasting for 6-11 weeks. (using CBT)

Further information

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

Dartford, DA2 7WR

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


My availability for appointments is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday between the hours of 9.30am to 8.30pm. Saturdays from 11am to 2.30pm ..

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

 After completing  a Certificate in supervision approved by the British Psychological Society.

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