Jo Dampier BSc MSc MBACP - Integrative Counsellor
23 Bourne Road
Coleby Centre Ltd
2 Alma Road
We certainly all have our ups and downs, but perhaps you are experiencing feeling stuck - in relationships, in work, in your routines; feeling overwhelmed by situations or friendships; or feeling low, lonely or unhappy. If you notice these feelings and they seem to be happening more and more, then life can be difficult to cope with. It is easy to forget or lose sight of the things that are important. Even worse, we may lose sight of our identity - feeling confused about who we are, shutting ourselves away for fear of looking foolish, or of not being good enough.
Your difficulties may feel too big to overcome, but taking time to dissect them and to understand more about yourself can make the task seem more achievable. I can offer a gentle, safe, non-judgemental, and confidential space where we can work together to understand more about you and what you want to change.
Talking can help. Talking can encourage the processing of our emotions – we can really start to work out what is wrong and what could be thought about in a different way. Counselling can help you to expand your perspectives and to consider alternatives, which can encourage greater acceptance of and compassion towards yourself.
I am an experienced, qualified counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). As a registered member of the BACP, I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and subject to its Professional Conduct Procedures.
I work with clients using an integrative approach. This approach appreciates that no two clients are the same, so I will aim to use a counselling style that is best suited to you and your specific difficulty. I work in a Person-Centred way, which means that I will have an empathic understanding of your difficulties from your perspective, offer you respect without judgement, and be genuine and prepared to involve myself and my experiences in our relationship. I also make use of the Psychodynamic approach to better understand your difficulties. I believe that it is important to explore and understand your historic experiences in order to make more sense of the present.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc (Distinction) in Therapeutic Counselling, 2015
- BSc (First class honours) in Psychology with Counselling, 2012
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Initial assessment session for all - £35.00 (up to one hour)
- Young adults (15-17) & students - £40.00 per 50 minute session, weekly
- Adult individuals - £45.00 per 50 minute session, weekly
Our initial assessment involves getting to know each other and deciding whether we would like to work together. I can accept cash, cheque or card payments.
If you think you may be unable to attend your appointment, please contact me to discuss it. The cancellation period is 24 hours, and if you do not attend a session and have not been able to let me know beforehand, you may be charged the full fee.
If I am on holiday or have to cancel our appointment, you will not be charged.
Where possible, an alternative appointment will be made.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am currently available on a Friday in Bexley Village, and I have mixed availability in Sidcup, so please do contact me to ask about the days/times that suit you.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|