Jo Baker

Jo Baker

1A Montpelier Avenue
W5 2XP

0781 0155986 / 07810155986

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1A Montpelier Avenue
W5 2XP

0781 0155986 / 07810155986

About me

I am an approachable, warm empathic counsellor and I specialise in supporting people at times of stress and challenge. I offer a half price first session. If you are feeling stuck, unhappy, depressed or anxious then feel free to give me a call. I work in central Ealing about 10-12 minutes walk from Ealing Broadway.

Why Come to Counselling?

Sometimes people seek counselling for a specific problem e.g. a relationship issue, anger management, parenting challenges; others with a more general sense of low confidence, low mood or anxiety.People can hesitate about seeing a counsellor because they believe their problems are too small, or they are concerned that talking won't make a difference and that they should be able to sort out their difficulties themselves. Many people also quite understandably do not know what to expect from counselling and they hesitate to seek help because of this. It can feel daunting.

What Triggers People to Consider Counselling?

Knowing when we need help is a life skill but people come to Counselling for different reasons. Sometimes their difficulties are triggered by a specific event e.g. redundancy or bereavement. For others it may be on-going issues like depression or anxiety or ill health. Sometimes, people just feel that the stresses of modern life have become a bit much.

How I work

Whatever you bring, I work alongside you, helping you to create change. We now know that the biggest predictor of success is the relationship with your counsellor so feel free to have a look at my video on my website to get more of a sense of me and read some testimonials. I am relationship focused and can be goal focused also. We work together to develop a direction and as trust builds people start to feel more resourceful.

In short term work, (a few weeks or months), I may use cognitive or behavioural techniques which you then may benefit from using yourself. Longer term work ( 6 months plus) may be more appropriate if your issues are deeper or if they have been present for years.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I work with their ethical framework. I trained at Metanoia which has an international reputation and I would describe my approach as integrative. This means I draw on many approaches from psycho-dynamic to Transactional Analysis and NLP which are adapted to each unique client. I have been seeing counselling clients since 2008 and I still work at a local counselling centre.

I work with a broad range of issues,both short term and longer term . Please see below and my website for further details.

I have also worked in the corporate world for 25 years , coaching leaders and managers for the last 12, so I have a lot of experience of the challenges and demands that people face in many sectors and organisations.

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£55 per session

Further information

I work near Ealing Broadway tube, about a 10 minute walk.

Maps & Directions

London, W5 2XP

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Daytime. I currently have some availability on a Friday.

Types of client

Older adults
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