Jo Beddow - The Good Therapy Works
Pit Hill Lane
01458 210305 / 07989 969 133
Testimonial "Jo’s passionate approach and dedication has allowed me to finally discover the real me. I am entering a really exciting chapter in my life but only because I have been given the foundations to do so. I would definitely recommend Jo to anyone who wants to overcome inner challenges." - NB: Name redacted for client confidentiality
How Could Counselling Help You?
Sometimes life, family or work related pressures, experiences of trauma or loss, or debilitating anxiety or depression become overwhelming. This is often when we stop being who we want to be, stop living life the way we want to live and sometimes we need some help to get ourselves back on track.
I provide professional counselling help and support to individuals; a confidential, safe place to talk, a space to 'be', to explore your thoughts and emotional reactions to events - past and present. Counselling provides an opportunity to find peace, or perhaps clarity, to understand and potentially make sense of hard to handle feelings such as sadness, guilt, shame, anger or vulnerability, feelings that may be dominating - and find a way forward.
OK, so there are lots of really good qualified counsellors out there, we come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, different backgrounds, training and specialism and there are whole range of different approaches to counselling - confused? Well if it's your first time looking for a counsellor I can understand how it may feel a little daunting.
Counselling can be an intense and very personal experience so finding the right person for you is important, meeting face to face or having a telephone conversation is likely to be your next step to finding the right counsellor for you.
You'll probably have a good feel after you have read through my profile so when you are ready give me a call or drop me an email and we can set up an initial session and we can talk through what you want to get out of counselling. If you are comfortable and happy to continue we'll set up a second session. I normally work with clients on a once weekly basis but do also offer fortnightly sessions too, so offer some flexibility.
I am the owner of an established Private Practice, The Good Therapy Works. Here I offer a range of therapies and treatments to support mental and physical wellbeing.
As a professionally qualified counsellor I'm here to listen and hear your story, completely from your perspective; here to guide and support you and also offer tools and techniques which could help you manage some of the debilitating effects of anxiety and depression. My approach has its foundations in humanistic and existential philosophies, its proactive and dynamic, blended to meet your needs. You and your life events are what makes you unique so each session holds you and our therapeutic relationship at its core, supporting your self-discovery to help find a place from which you can grow, develop and move forward.
After many years working for large organisations I came to realise that 'people', the very precious resource that makes our whole society tick, were being overwhelmed with life. Today there is a level of resilience that we need to get through the many different and often emotional, life events we have to face. It's frequently quoted that 1 out of 3 of us will suffer some form of mental illness in our lifetime, however, I was totally shocked when I found that I too was one of these people. After returning to work following the birth of my first child I found myself paralysed by the crippling symptoms of anxiety, unable to face returning to work - I was frightened, 'so it could happen to me too' I mused!
Our growing culture of target driven performance, striving for success, perfection and the ordinary and not so ordinary life changing events can sometimes blow our worlds apart - the loss of a loved one, the breakdown of a relationship, illness - physical and mental, can take an enormous toll on our wellbeing. Through my own experiences of suffering from anxiety I recognised and saw in others that it was all too easy to get hooked into downward spiral of stress leading to anxiety and then sending me to a dark place of depressive thoughts - so I decided I wanted to become part of the solution, to help people get back on track.
The Good Therapy Works
The Good Therapy Works specialises in Counselling, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Reflexology and Aromatherapy Massage. I'm fully qualified in each therapy and treatment I offer, insured and where possible accredited. I adhere to a strict ethical frameworks and code of practice to ensure my clients get the best possible care. Based in beautiful, peaceful, rural surroundings on the edge of the Somerset Levels, 10 minutes from J23 of the M5, between Street and Bridgwater.
I am passionate about helping others make a positive change. I have completed many hours of clinical client work, and continually expand my knowledge keeping abreast of new research and studies in the area of therapeutic interventions so I can offer the best possible services and standards of care to my clients.
Specialisms inc. Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Anger Management, Self Esteem & Confidence, Loss - Bereavement including infant loss and miscarriage, Relationship Breakdown, Fertility & Conception
Professionally qualified, experienced integrative counsellor offering a range of therapies to support and help people manage and reduce the debilitating effects of anxiety, depression and loss. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I am also a qualified clinical hypnotherapist, (HPD, DSFH), member of The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) and registered member of Complementary Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
In addition, I was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in 2017 for my complementary therapy massage and reflexology bodywork. I am also an accredited counsellor with the Foundation of Infant Loss
Voluntary Work - I currently offer some of my time to the following organisations on a voluntary basis
Place@Be - Cardiff
Talking Zone - Newport
Creative Butterfly - Bristol
Cruse Bereavement Care - Somerset
New Dawn Affordable Counselling - Bridgwater / Weston-Super-Mare
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- L2 & L3 - Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
- National Hypnotherapy Diploma
- Awareness in Bereavement Counselling
- Accredited Infant Loss Training
- Couples in Conflict
- Creativity in Counselling
- Place2Be - Introductory Work with Reception Children
- Compassionate Counselling
- ASIST - Suicide Intervention Training
- Knowledge Understanding Framework - Borderline Personality Disorder
- TA101 - Transactional Analysis
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
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I offer counselling sessions on Short Fixed and Open-Ended contract arrangements.
Initial Assessment (30 minutes) - £20
Individual Counselling Sessions (60 minutes) - £45
Contract Work (In-house Wellbeing Packages) - POA
Specialist Counselling for Children and Adolescents- Work in Schools (Reception and Secondary) - POA
A limited number of concessions available for Students and Clients on Low Income
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 08:30 - 18:30 Some Saturday and Evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|