Jo Cairns MBACP, MA Counselling
I am a Person Centred trained counsellor. This style of therapy allows a client to steer the direction of therapy and in the process, clarify and define their own goals. I also work in an integrative style meaning I value the use of a blend of therapeutic techniques to suit client individuality. I aim to work as part of a therapeutic relationship underpinned by respect and integrity. This is led by my understanding that the quality of the client - counsellor relationship is key to change.
About the counselling sessions
I offer time limited or open ended sessions, your choice. Sessions usually last up to an hour, although this can be discussed. The sessions can offer a confidential and of course non-judgemental 'space' to explore your issues at your pace.
In the first session some time will be spent 'outlining' and mutually agreeing/understanding issues such as confidentiality in the counselling relationship. This makes for a dependable and 'safe' environment. Sessions are reviewed regularly to make sure they are always appropriately tailored to your own goals.
I offer sessions on a Saturday. The building is accessible with ramp entrance and parking is on site and free. There is also a good bus and tram service to the area. More details are shown under the section entitled 'further information', below.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Counselling - University of Manchester
- Diploma in Person Centred counselling
- Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT)
My background lies predominantly in working with issues surrounding loss, palliative care and bereavement; this is on-going. My experience is in a voluntary and NHS capacity. I also work closely with issues of depression, anxiety, body image, disability and self-esteem.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Relaxation techniques
- Guided visualisation
Free initial 30 minute appointment
£25 /per session - unwaged / students
£45 /per session - standard fee
- Assessible building, ramp entrance
- Free, on site carpark
- Good bus service - two minute walk from Chorlton Bus Station.
- 10 minute walk from the tram station at St Werburgh’s Road, Chorlton.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client