Jo Walmsley-Moore Dip Couns NCS (Accredited) Reg MBACP

Jo Walmsley-Moore Dip Couns NCS (Accredited) Reg MBACP

Sittingbourne
Kent
ME9

01795 521872 / 0774 5614966

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Sittingbourne
Kent
ME9

01795 521872 / 0774 5614966

About me

Welcome to my page, I hope you'll find what you need here to help choose the suitable counsellor, whether it's for you, a friend, a colleague or a loved one.

I'm Jo, a fully trained professional Integrative Counsellor with experience in many issues, but extensive experience in Disability and Domestic Abuse.  I work with all ages and offer both short and long term counselling.  By using an Integrative approach it allows me the skills and flexibility of other theories such as Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Existential, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies to enable me to work with varying issues and clients.   At the core of Integrative Counselling is the relationship between counsellor and client, and it is with this in mind that I strive to build a strong, trusting and empathic relationship with all of my clients.

I am also trained in Life Coaching and can use this alongside counselling to help clients manage their lives to maximise their potential and reach their own goals.  

By offering you a confidential and safe space to talk through your issues, I can help you begin to understand how past events and experiences may be responsible for your current beliefs, behaviour and actions.  By helping you to see things in a new way it allows you the choice of change. With help and support you can make the changes you may have always wished for or have yet to discover.

I believe that by helping you to understand yourself, it enables you the tools to make the most of your future. 

Please feel free to browse my website www.affinitycounselling.org for further information on myself and counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed the following courses:

BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Transactional Analysis 101
Level 4 Diploma in Theory and Practice of Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Theory
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Concepts
Certificate in Restorative Justice - Victim/Offender Mediation
Certificate in Basic Community Mediation Skills

I have attended the following training;

Working with Eating Issues
Trauma
Living and working with Dissociation
Coaching Skills Training
Working with Domestic Abuse
Bereavement and Loss
Stalking
Understanding Self-Harm
Freedom Programme
Transactional Analysis (TA)
Working with and Preventing Self-Harm
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)
Resilient Therapy
Life Coaching
Child Protection - Risk and Safeguarding
Bereavement - Supporting Others
Working With Children and Young People
Child Development
Attachment and Relationships
Domestic Violence Awareness
Mental Health Training
Alcohol and Substance Misuse

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

NCS

Accredited register membership

Fees

Fee for a 50 minute individual session is £30.00.

Fee for a couples session is £40.00

Some concessions may be available, please contact me for details.

EAP work accepted at a fee of £45

Further information

Sessions available Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-12pm

Parking available & local bus/train services within 300 yards

I hold valid Indemnity Insurance

Data Protection Reg. No: ZA151426

I seek regular supervision with a Clinical Supervisor

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), and registered member of The Association for Independent Practitioners (AIP), and the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

Testimonials

I would like to say a special thank you to all those kind enough to share their experiences.  It was a pleasure working with you all.

"Being in an abusive relationship can destroy the very soul of a person. All that may exist is a body with a lost mind and an empty heart. For someone to convince me that my life was worth living, that my opinions were valid and my emotions were understandable- well, it was a long shot! Jo picked me up from my lowest and gave ME the tools to find MY OWN path and muster up enough strength to keep on fighting and pulling myself through even when i felt i had nothing left in me. I could write a very long testimonial in appreciation for Jo and the way she has helped changed my life, but i will keep this brief and simply say, thank you Jo, from my two children. They have their mummy back- a new and improved one at that!"

"Seeing Jo has changed my life. I have become a different person. I am much more confident and calmer and I don’t take things so personally anymore. Jo has helped me to deal with issues in my past and understand why I am the way I am. She helped me to realise that I can’t change what has happened and to let go. Most importantly Jo has made me realise that I am worthy of being loved but that I am also capable of being on my own"

"I never thought I'd be able to trust anyone enough to talk about my issues but I have been able to.  It seems so silly that all I needed to do was to talk about the things I've never told anyone.  Talking about things has really helped me and I would tell anyone to share the things your hiding or too afraid to talk about.  Jo really seemed to care and understand how I felt"”

“I have been seeing Jo for sometime now and she has helped me work through some problems from my past.  I didn't realise how much those things where affecting my life still.  It feels as if a huge weight is being lifted.  Thanks Jo!"

"I was pretty sceptical about counselling at first and thought that I could talk to my friends about my problems and that I didn't need to talk to a stranger, but I was wrong.  It was completely different talking to Jo, she was impartial and I didn't have to censor what I told her for fear of anyone else finding out or to keep others happy.  I could tell Jo anything and she would continue to listen and treat me with respect.  She just seemed to "get" me and at times it was as if she knew how I was feeling before I realised it myself.  I was sad when our sessions ended and missed being able to share with Jo my news and my thoughts.  If I ever need that "special person" to talk to again, I won't hesitate next time.  It is with special thanks that I write this for Jo, she has proved priceless to me.  A million thank yous just aren't enough"

"Never underestimate how much counselling can help.  If you've ever thought about doing it, then my advise is "do it!",  I cant begin to write how much it helped me."

Maps & Directions

Sittingbourne, ME9

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Appointments available Mon - Sat both daytime and evenings

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme
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