Jo Bailey MSc
My name is Jo. As an experienced psychotherapist, I support my clients to consider, not only the current experience or problem that has bought them, but also, what might lie beneath this. In this way, we can build resilience and change for your future, reducing the possibility of future difficulties.
I have experience of working short, medium and long-term with clients both in private practice and organisational settings. I have worked with a variety of clients therapeutically, taking a reflexive approach, tailored to clients based on their needs, backgrounds and culture.
Psychotherapy can help with a number of problems, including depression, anxiety, adapting to life changes, bereavement, relationship difficulties, abuse and trauma. It can also be valuable with our professional and personal development. Sometimes, people come to therapy not knowing what has brought them. They just feel that they are unfulfilled, unhappy or like they can’t cope, for example. This is something I can support you with. Everyone is unique and I work with the person first, so don’t worry if your ‘problem’ isn’t mentioned here. We can talk through your experience and hopes when we meet.
I work to the UKCP code of ethics.
I am based in Mickleoever, on a bus route, with free parking.
I am also Bupa registered so you may wish to contact me via your health insurance policy if applicable.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy); having trained for five years in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling at The Sherwood Institute in Nottingham. I gained my MSc in 2013. As part of my training I went to psychotherapy for over 5 years which helped me have an understanding of what it’s like to be a client (although every therapy experience is unique). I have offered psychotherapy and counselling to clients from my private practice since 2011. I also take referrals from insurance company and NHS (IAPT) services. I have previously worked in voluntary settings (Barnardos and Derby Women’s Centre) and severe mental health.
I have substantial experience in delivering training and development coaching and workshops.
I am EMDR therapist working towards accreditation and able to offer EMDR where appropriate.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a special interest in the relationship between physical and mental wellbeing. I have undertaken some specialist training in Trauma.
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If you would like to progress with psychotherapy, I would initially ask you to contact me. We can then arrange an assessment. The aim of an assessment is for us to:
• Discuss what you would like to gain from therapy
• Ensure that therapy in this setting will be appropriate for you
• Agree goals
Each assessment session costs £45 and lasts 50 minutes. Please bring cash to the initial assessment sessions. If after these 2 sessions we decide not to proceed, I will not charge you for the second session, and help you consider your options for support elsewhere. My practice has no dedicated waiting area so please arrive at the appointment time.
Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £45 weekly. I currently have no reduced fee spaces.
My daily training/consultancy rate is from £250.
What can I hope to achieve?
People find therapy beneficial for a number of reasons, including healing past hurts, raising awareness, managing symptoms, changing relationship patterns and building hope for the future. My clients have a variety of outcomes they measure success by. We will discuss this during assessment and during your therapy. I often think of a successful therapy as one in which our relationships with ourselves is improved.
There are no guarantees we will feel 100% better. Nor a magic cure for our emotional problems. However, I do have considerable experience of successfully helping people.if we contract to work together I will commit to supporting and challenging you on your journey. We will also review the work regularly- usually after 4-8 weeks and then about every 3 months.
The outcomes are also dictated by the length of your therapy. I offer short, medium and long term work (6 sessions, 20 sessions and 2+ years for instance) and we will discuss your hopes and treatment plan when we meet.
It is hard to describe exactly what it’s like coming to therapy and how I work, but I will try to share some aspects here that I wished I had known when I started my own therapy journey. My model integrates a number of recognised and researched theories that see our adult selves as formed through childhood experiences and later traumatic events. I use psycho-education and neuroscience research to share some of my understanding of how this happens, along with a relational approach tailored to your treatment plan.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday daytime
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|