Jo Stroud MNCS Acc.
Hello and welcome.
I am passionate about what I do as a counsellor and would very much like the opportunity to explore your story with you. I offer a warm, safe and non-judgemental environment for you to work in.
Talking and opening-up, about painful feelings and life experiences, can add to the fear of seeking out therapy. Understanding how difficult it can be to make this decision I provide you with the opportunity of a free, no obligation, initial 60 minutes consultation by telephone or online, helping you find the support you need.
As a humanistic therapist, I work with a selection of theoretical models helping you find the best fit for you and your counselling needs from session to session. I am direct, empathetic, warm and genuine in my approach and will play an active role in your sessions (I am not the silent type).
I have worked with a range of clients who have accessed counselling for a variety of reasons and provide support for:
Stress, anxiety, panic, depression, low mood and self-harm, self-esteem or confidence, bereavement, change, relationship issues, abuse - plus many more.
Please call, text or email to find out more. I look forward to hearing from you.
How I can help.
I understand there can be times in your life when circumstances from the past or present can stop you in your tracks; upsetting thoughts or feelings can be overwhelming but you don’t know why, maybe current life events are causing you distress? Resolving your issues alone can feel like an impossible task. Whatever your reasons for seeking out counselling I understand this can be one of the hardest decision you will make.
Therapy with myself can be about helping you move through a life stage that you feel stuck in. I can support you in finding new coping strategies to manage your current issues in a healthier and more positive way. I help you raise your self-awareness, enabling you to understand how and why your issues are causing you distress. Perhaps there are things you have never shared with anyone before and are aware you can no longer keep these experiences to yourself and need a safe place to share them. Sometimes all you need is to have a space just to sit, be heard and not feel so alone.
Working together, at a pace that suits you, I can help you to work through your negative thoughts and behaviours; understand how these are impacting on your life right now helping you achieve a healthier and happier relationship with yourself and others.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Humanistic counsellor, a member of the National Counselling Society and am on the professional standards accredited register. Along with talking therapy I also offer creative therapy enabling you to explore your feelings through other mediums such as sand, play-doh, objects, shells, pebbles and drawing.
I have been practicing since 2012 and have worked in a FE College, local senior schools and continue to volunteer in a charitable organisation.
- Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling (Humanistic/Gestalt)
- CAADA - counselling clients who have experienced DV
- Train the Trainer - anger management programme
- NCFE Level 2 - Certificate in mental health awareness
- Breakout Youth - Introduction to working with LGBT young people
- NCFE Level 2 - certificate in understanding working in mental health
- Youth Access - Integrating a coaching approach
- An introduction to deliberate and non-deliberate Self- harm
- An introduction to anxiety
- Exploration of our dreams workshop
- CPCAB Level 3 - online counselling skills
- National Autism Society awareness training
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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Free initial telephone/online consultation. Please call or email to book.
Face to face/online video/text counselling is approx. 50 60 minutes long and costs £40 per session.
Block booking discounts available paid in advance - 4 Sessions £140; 6 sessions £180
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Face to face/ Online sessions Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10:00 – 15:00 Thursday 12:00 – 15:00 Saturday 08:00 – 12:00. Assessments and Online sessions can be offered outside of these times.
Types of client