Jo Turner, Dip. Psychodynamic Mar. Th., MBACP (Accred.)
The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre
23 Bath Road
01672 563054 / 07773 186660
Relationships ebb and flow and when we find ourselves facing difficult feelings and decisions, my role is in supporting and encouraging expression in a safe, constant and confidential environment. Using many years experience working alongside my clients who are married, single, co-habiting or separated, heterosexual, gay, lesbian and from varying ethnic backgrounds, we work together in the therapeutic relationship to explore the reasons why we are finding our relationship dynamics a challenge.
There are many reasons why we are feeling unhappy (and it is at these times we are most need to feel heard and supported), as relationships can be complex. I feel it is important to acknowledge our individual uniqueness and that we also create a unique relationship with another/others and there are often many factors which have an affect, such as, finances, psychosexual issues, career, parenting, trust, affairs, resentment, family tensions, depression, to name a few.
As a psychodynamic relationship therapist (trained at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships), I work with clients to facilitate an understanding of their relationship difficulties, making links with their family, parental and past experiences and their current relationship issues. I am interested in finding out about your uniqueness and help you to gain insight into your thoughts and feelings.
Our ways of relating to others are formed in early childhood and during our developmental stages, with our parents, care-givers, siblings, peers and the wider family unit. These formative years are the basis of our uniqueness and influence how we conduct our relationships as well as our choice of partner. We develop strategies over the years to help us to cope with the complexities of life, in particular how we manage our feelings about ourselves as individuals and in relation to others.
Relationship counselling helps individuals and couples to think about the often complex issues which are affecting them, some of which are:
- sexual difficulties
- separation and divorce
- trust issues
- family tensions
- financial matters
- conflicting views and values
- being parents
- managing children in the relationship
Making a decision to talk through these difficult emotions can feel like a daunting prospect at first.
I hope that I can offer you the opportunity to find the space to talk through and explore your feelings and hopefully lead you onto to finding some relief and insight. For many of us, life can be socially complex as we try our best to interweave our relationships with the demands that everyday life places on us.
I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Membership No. 576308 and work with in the framework and guidelines of the B.A.C.P.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling at the W.P.F. (Westminster Pastoral Foundation), London.
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Marital and Couple Therapy. U.E.L. Accredited.
Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, London.
Extensive clinical experience at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, London and in private practice.
Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Accredited by the B.A.C.P. (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individual counselling concerning relationship dilemmas.
Regular counselling session fees are £ 45 and £ 55 for individuals and couples, respectively.
Regular session fees are negotiated during the assessment session.
I offer a 1 hour assessment session within which we are able to discuss your needs and mutually agree to work together going forward. The fee for an assessment is £45 for single clients and £55 for couples.
Parking is available close to the counselling room.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I try to offer flexibility with appointments, working evenings and daytimes, please contact me with your requirements.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|