Anchored Counselling (Jo Broome MBACP)
Sometimes we can all find ourselves tossed about by the storms of life and need a place to drop anchor and get our bearings. Often we compound our suffering by being our own harshest critic and learning to be a better friend to ourselves can help us build resilience and find peace.
Are you struggling with anxiety, panic or feeling low? Is there a specific issue that is really bothering you? Or a difficult event or loss that feels overwhelming? Or would you just benefit from talking and processing with someone outside of your situation?
Counselling with me offers you a confidential and compassionate environment to explore the challenges you face with a view to helping you discover your own resources to navigate through them. My name is Jo and I am a qualified counsellor registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). As well as working in private practice, I also work on a voluntary basis for a counselling agency in Cheltenham.
I seek to provide a warm and non-judgmental space to build a relationship of trust with you, so that you can feel able to discuss whatever is troubling you, no matter how painful or difficult. I will try to facilitate helping you to explore and better understand your own situation and your thoughts, feelings, responses and desires. A deeper self-awareness can then help you to discover your way forward. I sometimes include elements of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) if appropriate, which can help to identify and challenge negative patterns of thinking that may be holding you back.
My areas of experience include: anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties, depression, abuse, anger management, faith and spirituality, sexuality and low self-esteem.
I am a Christian, and I believe that every person has great worth and I value working with people of any faith or with none. I am often told that I am a good listener. Having benefitted from counselling myself, I know how helpful it can be to have that space to be heard and understood, accepted, encouraged and also gently challenged at times. If you choose to come for counselling with me, I would endeavour to do this for you to the best of my ability.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I have a CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework
- I am fully insured.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
I charge £40 per hour session.
You can contact me via email or text. We can then arrange to talk at a mutually convenient time to have a brief chat about what you are looking for from counselling and to arrange a first appointment if you wish.
Research has shown that the strength of the working relationship between client and counsellor is more important than the type of therapy chosen. The first session gives you the opportunity to talk about your reasons for coming to counselling and to ask me any questions you may have. It allows us both to get a feel for whether we will be able to work well together and if I am the best person to support you. I will ask you to compete an assessment questionnaire (CORE form) which is used widely in the NHS, to assist in this process.
Sessions are usually at the same time every week or every fortnight if you prefer. You can have as many or as few sessions as you wish.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Some daytime and early evening appointments on weekdays
Types of client