Jo Gibson Ad Dipcouns, MBACP (Registered)
07770 850480 / 07770 850480
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor based in Stevenage, experienced with working with many different crisis and issues life can throw at us. I work with individuals, couples and groups. I work in a way that places you, the client at the heart of the work, as you are the expert of your own life. My role is to help you unpick or untangle what it is that you are finding painful. To work with you to safely look within and really explore your true self, without judgement, in a confidential setting. This can often be challenging and also rewarding as you come to understand who you are within the difficulties you face, this exploration can offer opportunities of clarity, decisions and choices and a way of being with what is.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a CPCAB Diploma in Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling – Level 4 - 2008
CPCAB Diploma in Person Centred Psychotherapeutic Counselling – Level 5 - 2012
I am a registered member of BACP.
I have also undertaken further training and CPD in –
Solutions Focussed Brief Therapy
Working With Personality Disorders
Working With People Who Self Harm
Surviving, Living and Thriving with Mood Disorders.
Working with clients in fragile process.
Working With and Understanding DID and Other Dissociative Spectrum Disorders.
Understanding and Working Therapeutically with Eating Disorders
Working with Anger and Rage
Working With The Shadow In The Light (Shame)
The Balance of Power within Therapeutic Relationships
Protective Behaviours Training
The Nature of Trauma
The Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness
I have significant experience of working with childhood trauma, which involves working across the spectrum of dissociative disorders and PTSD. I also have experience working with sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-harm, eating disorders, suicide ideation, hearing voices, domestic violence, anger, rape, sexual assault and many other presenting issues.
I work in Private practice and in the voluntary sector, where I co-facilitate support groups for adults who have experienced Rape, Sexual Assault and Childhood Sexual Abuse.
I also Manage and train a team of volunteers to take calls on a County Wide Helpline for Domestic Abuse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£45 Individuals (1 hour daytime session)
£55 Couples (1 hour daytime session)
I do have some concessionary slots available for counselling students and those in financial hardship. There is often a waiting list for these slots. Please ask for more details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|