Jo Kelley (Reg MBACP) - Bristol Central Counselling
45 Alma Vale Road
My name is Jo Kelley and I am a qualified, Integrative Counsellor having completed an FdSc in Counselling through the University of Bristol. I am a registered member of the BACP.
My therapy room is in Clifton and I offer one-to-one counselling in a confidential and non-judgmental environment.
My basic therapeutic approach is person-centred but I integrate elements of other approaches including CBT and Gestalt therapy to best suit the needs of my clients to enable them to reach solutions to their issues.
I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is the most important aspect of counselling and is paramount to helping resolve client concerns. I use the core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard to enable clients to explore their difficulties and support them to find solutions.
I believe that every individual deserves the right to reach their full potential whatever issues they may have and I am enthusiastic to share the therapeutic journey of recovery with every client.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated from the University of Bristol with an FdSc (distinction) in Counselling in 2013. I studied for 3 years and gained valuable theoretical and practical experience. I had two counselling placements during my training - one was at Bristol Drugs Project and the other at the SWAN project. Both placements gave me the opportunity to counsel clients with various issues including addiction, eating disorders, bereavement, child abuse, trauma, employment difficulties, relationship problems and mental health issues.
Since qualification I have continued to work as a counsellor and have also completed training courses in Domestic Abuse; Sexual Abuse; Self-Harm; Depression; Anxiety; Low-Self Esteem; Eating Disorders; Suicidal Thoughts; Personality Disorders.
I have experience of working with clients in long term therapy and also time-limited therapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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My fees are currently £35 per 50 minute session for face-to-face appointments or £30 per 50 minute session for Skype appointments
If you feel that I can help you then please contact me by email or phone. We can have a general chat about what you would like to get out of counselling and we can arrange an initial appointment. If after the first session you would like to continue we can discuss frequency of appointments and times etc.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have slots available on Friday evenings - 6pm; 7pm and 8pm for face to face appointment and other times for Skype appointments
Types of client