Jo ann. Burns Registered Counsellor & supervisor MBACP, Dip.Couns.
The Abbey Clinic
6A Albert Road
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 anything that is troubling you. This may involve Your emotions, Your thinking, and even Your behaviour. A place that is safe, confidential and non-judgemental and a place for you to be listened to and understood. It is also where time will be given to you for enablement of self reflection. A place to where you can be you.
Therefore it may be that deciding what is the best option for you on choice of what counsellor, may be confusing. Please feel free to contact me and I will help by answering any questions that you may have about counselling.
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.
I will look forward to hearing from you.
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, as well as private practice. My practice is 80% female based.
but is open to all adults, teenagers, couples.
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:-
Specialist Families and young children support
Bereavement Care counselling
Domestic violence counselling
Youth projects to do with prevention of pregnancy, self esteem, life skillscounselling.
Foster care of young children.
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.
My fees are
Belvedere All Adult Individuals £38.00 Daytime - £40.00 Evening.
All Teenagers £30.00
Couples £50.00 (Daytime appointments)
Couples evening appointments are £55.00 per counselling hour.
Prices are between £50 - £60. Per counselling hour.
I offer open ended counselling and short term counselling as this depends on you as the client.
Please do call to enquire and I am more than happy to answer your questions.
There is available parking at both counselling practices.. There are many bus routes into Belvedere and Sidcup from Erith, Thamesmead, Sidcup. Welling, Bexley Bexleyheath, Eltham. 490,229, 99,401, 469, 601,492, 269.
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
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My availability for appointments is Mondays to Fridays Between 9.30am & 8pm. Saturdays from 11am to 3pm.. Alternate Sundays Only in Sidcup between 11am and 2pm..
Types of client
Supervision & training
After completing a Certificate in supervision approved by the British Psychological Society.View supervision profile