Jo McCulloch PG Dip, MBACP (Accred)
I am an empathic, caring Accredited Counsellor who practises an Integrative model of Relational Counselling. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy alongside a Person-centred approach and Psychodynamic work. This is with people who have a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, abuse, work with anger, relationships difficulties, OCD, food disorders, bereavement/loss, feeling suicidal and alone. I use short term or open ended therapy tailored to your needs. My emphasis is very much on creating a relaxed, supportive and non-judgemental environment and I try to tailor my therapeutic style to fit your individual needs. I always keep what you want at the heart of the work. You will be accepted in a confidential setting where you can explore your feelings safely. We will work together at your pace and establish what is important for you. The focus of this therapy links your past experiences with your present situation, the possible impact on the future and looks at your own meaning and understanding. This helps you to understand yourself more effectively and to take greater control of your life. It is often found that experiencing ourselves in this way helps us to understand and accept ourselves and others better. It may lead to changes in how you see yourself, your situation and others. Whatever the issue, there will be a way to talk about it in counselling. It provides an open, safe space where difficult situations and memories can be managed, held and worked through.
I enjoy cycling, walking and social activities such as dancing and singing. I feel healthy wellbeing is very important for our mental health. I practise Mindfulness and am happy to explore relaxation and guided visualisation techniques with clients. I feel the ability to relax is very important in helping every day stresses.
I receive regular clinical supervision to ensure that I am working both ethically and in my client's best interests.
"It was easy talking to Jo. Opening up and being honest with myself was quite hard in the beginning. A trust bond was established, which helped my healing process. This has helped restore my confidence and self-esteem"
"I feel I have a future now, instead of spending the rest of my life regretting the past"
"Most helpful was - gaining tools to effectively continue my positive development outside of my sessions and put into practice the techniques learned. Most essential was finding a safe environment in which to express my feelings and emotions in a contained space"
"I am so glad I continued and persevered through some very challenging times. Seeing Jo was my light along the way"
"Meditation and Mindfulness helped me relax and feel calmer. Talking about previous problems helped them to diminish".
"Thank you Jo, I've got my life back".
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a PG Dip in Integrative Counselling from the University of Wales, Newport (BACP Accredited) and am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am an Accredited Counsellor and I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics and am supervised and insured. I work in a Relational Integrative way using elements of psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and a person centred approach. I am on the Accredited Voluntary Register. I also practise Mindfulness and feel that relaxation and visualisation are very important.
I work in the Monmouthshire Multi-Agency Centre where I receive general referrals from Llamau (MODAS), Victim Support and Women's Aid (men and women). I previously worked at Women's Aid in Pontypool for several years. I work with clients who have experienced: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship problems, abuse in the home from spouses, partners, parents and children, bereavement, grief and loss, lack of confidence, suicidal thoughts, stress including Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), food disorders, OCD, anger, feeling alone and many other difficulties.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
Payment is by cash or cheque, payable at the end of the session.
Assessment/Introductory Hour - £30.00
Hourly sessions afterwards - £40.00
Assessment/Introductory Hour - £40.00
Hourly sessions afterwards - £50.00
I have a private practice at home where I see clients in a safe and caring setting. It is easy to find and there is parking available. Please feel free to contact me on the above phone number if you have any queries or would like to book a session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently work on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|