Jo Brooks - Psychotherapy & Counselling BA (Hons) UKCP
I'm Jo and welcome to my profile. I am a qualified and experienced therapist, offering effective therapy for a wide range of issues in a professional and confidential setting.
As a qualified Humanistic Counsellor and trainee psychotherapist, my work is based on Transactional Analysis, which addresses people’s reinforcing beliefs and behaviours. Together we will look at what has brought you into counselling, and explore your thoughts and feelings to help you gain insight to how past events, a problem in the present, or fears for the future may be affecting your daily living.
As our therapeutic relationship grows and strengthens, we jointly begin to understand how you perceive your situation, what you want to change about it and what is holding you back. Therapy can help you make permanent changes in your life and to your emotional growth and well-being. This is because therapy is about offering a supported environment, as well as a new relationship - where you can learn to do things differently, learn to take control of your life, learn to be different, whilst also understanding yourself and others better.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am 38 years old and am married with a family. I enjoyed a successful career in the Armed Forces as a Military Policewoman before life-events motivated me to retrain in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching. During my life, I have experienced loss, separation, dramatic changes and am familiar with the many challenges life can throw at us.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and I am currently a trainee Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist, studying for my Masters Degree in TA Psychotherapy, leading to a Certified Transactional Analysts (CTA) Psychotherapy MSc qualification.
Transactional Analysis or (TA) is the theory that underpins my work. As previously mentioned, TA provides an easily understood language that helps people to make sense of their own and others' feelings, attitudes and behaviours. It also offers explanations as to how we continue to repeat patterns of behaviour that may be self-defeating.
I am also committed to ensuring that I remain in-touch with ongoing training, research, present and future developments, and counselling literature. I have regular monthly supervision and also attend regular training courses and workshops to keep my practice fresh and up to date.
My qualifications to date include:
- Studying for a MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - (The Berne Institute of Psychotherapy)
- BA (Hons) Degree - Humanistic Counselling - (Middlesex University)
- FDA Degree - Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis - (Winchester University)
- Transactional Analysis (TA) 101 Certificate
- Level 3 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Skills and Theory
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Social and Occupational Welfare
- Adult Psychology Diploma
- Child Psychology Diploma
Experience & Professional Membership(s)
In addition to my private practice, I have extensive experience working for a GP counselling service and two Counselling Charities. This work has covered a wide range of issues and has offered me a wide diversity of clients (ranging between 16 - 75 years of age).
I am a member of UKCP. The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors and I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice containing the professional conduct procedure.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
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Individual sessions: £35
Per 50 minute session.
Individual sessions from 7pm: £40
Per 50 minute session.
Couples sessions: £45
Per 60 minute session.
Skype & Telephone Counselling: £30
Per 50 minute session.
Appointments are usually offered within 7-10 days and all appointments are subject to availability.
I work with families, individuals, couples and young people (16 plus). I also offer Skype Counselling for clients who aren't able to travel for face-to-face appointments.
I work from a private therapy room at a residential address. Unfortunately, I am unable to accommodate wheelchair users.
I have full professional indemnity insurance.
I would be delighted to hear from you and talk more about how counselling could help in your situation. Please feel free to contact me for more information.
I aim to respond to all calls and emails within 48 hours.
If you do not receive an email response from me within 48hrs please check your 'Junk' inbox.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday afternoon and evenings
Types of client