Jo Harding

Jo Harding

Chandlery Cottage
50 Westminster Bridge Road

07989 447058

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Chandlery Cottage
50 Westminster Bridge Road

07989 447058

About me

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I work with adult clients, who see me for help with a variety of issues including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem and difficult relationship patterns.

How I work:

My intention is to provide a counselling space in which you feel safe and supported in order to explore whatever concerns you. I feel a trusting relationship between client and counsellor is vital.  I also believe that counselling can provide a place for you to share your concerns at your pace, and be listened to fully, which often doesn’t happen in our daily lives. By listened to fully, I mean without judgement or disruption. Together, we can gain understanding to help you. Counselling is a two-way process, and I work in a collaborative and enabling way. My role isn’t to tell you what to do; I may gently challenge you, or offer insights or observations, but without being authoritative.

As an integrative counsellor, I work in the way that is most suitable to you.I will draw on a number of established counselling and therapeutic approaches depending on your needs.I don’t have a fixed or predetermined way of working therefore, as everyone is different and what helps one person may not suit you. We may explore behaviours, beliefs, feelings or habits that are concerning you, which may involve looking at past or present relationships or how past relationships affect you now.I work holistically, which may include exploring thoughts, emotions and bodily feelings, as our physical sensations can help us understand what is going on for us. I also may suggest creative tools such as drawing or writing, or visualisation. How we work will be agreed between us.

About me:

I am interested in how early relationships can affect us in the present. As well as how we relate to and experience others, I am curious about how we experience ourselves, and why it is that we may feel so critical or even ashamed of ourselves. 

Before training to become a counsellor, I worked in marketing and creative services. I have been employed in large and small companies, and in voluntary organisations, which gives me an understanding of workplace issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Training:

  • I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
  • I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre, and am completing a master’s degree in psychotherapy and counselling.
  • I have a Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling, a counselling foundation course, from the University of Cambridge.
  • I also have a Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford Brookes University.


I have experience in a private clinic and through voluntary work.  In addition to my private practice, I currently work for two other organisations.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Feelings of shame

Therapies offered


I charge £50 per session.  I also offer some concessionary rates.  If you would like to arrange an initial session to see what it might be like to work with me, please get in touch.  I charge a reduced rate of £25 for this first meeting, as I recognise the importance of choosing a counsellor you feel comfortable with.

Further information

I abide by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Code of Ethics.I receive regular supervision and undertake continued professional development and training.

Maps & Directions

Waterloo, SE1 7QY

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I offer daytime appointments including early morning appointments from 7am

Types of client

Older adults
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