Jo Dampier BSc MSc MBACP - Integrative Counsellor

Jo Dampier BSc MSc MBACP - Integrative Counsellor

Healths Angels
23 Bourne Road
Bexley
DA5 1LW

Coleby Centre Ltd
2 Alma Road
Sidcup
Kent
DA14 4EA

07757 811985

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Healths Angels
23 Bourne Road
Bexley
DA5 1LW

Coleby Centre Ltd
2 Alma Road
Sidcup
Kent
DA14 4EA

07757 811985

About me

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

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

  • 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.


Cancellation policy:

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

Bexley, DA5 1LW
Sidcup, DA14 4EA

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

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

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme