Jo Jackson.MBACP. R.G.N..'A Time to Talk to Jo!.'
Do you or someone close to you need help? Home visits available,if preferred.
Yourself? Partner? Husband? Wife? Your children or teenagers? A relative? A friend? A sibling?
Relationship problems! Anxiety! Depression!Bereavement! Family issues! All of these are the most common reasons why people seek counselling, and there are so very many more.
YOU CAN VISIT ME AT MY OFFICE IN AMMANFORD.LLANELLI OR SWANSEA - OR I CAN VISIT YOU IN YOUR OWN HOME!
Who are you, Jo, and why did you become a counsellor?
I am a mother of two adult daughters and live in a beautiful part of Wales at present.
As my daughters say; "You have always been a counsellor, Mum."
I see counselling as an extension to my nursing. The one big thing that counselling gives me to give to you is 'time'. Time is sadly lacking in our rushed society.
My motto is: "You only have one life - it's not a rehearsal.It's the real thing".
So...pick up the phone/text/email me to begin the rest of your life.
You/they may be feeling desperate to talk in complete confidence and trust, to someone who is on the outside and not involved. Whoever needs help, I know it takes courage to take that initial step and pick up the phone/email/text to seek counselling.
There may be recent problems or things that have been buried away for many years; let me come alongside you and support you in a confidential, non-judgmental relationship to work towards bringing the changes in your life that you long for.
If you have not had counselling before -it can be a little daunting. The first session is you and I getting to know each other, for you to feel comfortable, to discuss your issues sensitively. You can then decide whether you wish to make further appointments.
Usually, we contract for four to six sessions and then review. You may need more, you may need less - it is entirely up to you.
I really look forward to seeing you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Professional Therapeutic Counselling.Stonebridge College awarded in 2008
Higher Education Certificate in Counselling.University of Wales.Swansea.Awarded in 2007
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
I hold Cruse Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and am accredited as a Bereavement Volunteer.
I am on the Management and Client Services Committee for the local Cruse
I am a member of the Childhood Bereavement Network
I have also completed Training to work with bereaved children and young people,
I work privately as well as continuing my work as a Cruse Bereavement Counsellor,who specialize in bereavement counselling for adults ,young people and children.
Completed Cruse Bereavement Care Supervisors Course in 2012/13
I continually update my skills and knowledge.I have attended the following courses:
Attended course : Identity and Identities.
Attended course :Childrens Act 1989Then and Now .
Attended course:Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Attended course:CPD Training in Couple and Relationship Counselling
Attended course: Minimising self-harm - preventing suicide.
Attended course: PTSD Awareness .
Certificate of Long Service recognised by Cruse Bereavement Care - 5 years. 23.05.11
Attended course: Mental Health First Aid March 2011
Attended course: Issues When Counselling Children
Attended course:Complex Grief Course
Attended course:Bereavement issues within the Armed Services
Attended course: Group Therapy Workshop
Attended course: CBT(Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) accredited course
Attended course; Suicide Intervention course
Attended course: Teacher Training course Oct 2011 -Qualified
Attended course : Supervision Course for Cruse Bereavement Care 2012.-Qualified
Attended Conference. For Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people.
Attended the Working with Families Workshop
Attended Love and Loss.The Roots of Colmplicated Bereavements.
Attended Managing Suicide Interventions .
Attended Family Therapy Course .
Attended Cruse Bereavement course.
Attended Cruse Bereavement course
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialize in counselling bereaved children and young people,especially those bereaved through suicide/murder/manslaughter
Anticipatory GriefIdentity Issues
Sudden Loss/Complicated Grief and Mourning
Physically Disabled/Learning Difficulties( bereaved)
Elderly residential/nursing home(staff)
I work with a variety of clients and issues with particular experience in health-related issues including terminal issues.
Generally Feeling Low
Lack of meaning in life
This is not an exhaustive list, so please feel free if you particular problem is not included.
£27.50p for the first session.£30.00p(Couples)
£37.50p thereafter but reduced fees are available subject to income/circumstances.
Day/evening/weekend appointments available.
PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL TRAVEL TO YOU WITHOUT ADDED COST
My background is many years working as a qualified Registered Nurse and counsellor in health and social settings.
Relationship issues - a large proportion of my caseload consists of anxiety/stress /anger / Intimacy problems within their relationships.
Exploring weight control and helping to address the issues are that are keeping you from keeping your weight ‘OFF’.
I ran my own weight loss groups for a number of years,entitled 'Confidence' which was certified by Gloucester Health Authority.
I am particularly experienced in survivors of suicide/manslaughter/murder..- adults, young people and children
Thank You Jo!
I write this poem because I wanted to say
Thank You Jo for your understanding caring way
I felt in my heart that you could understand
How to give me that extra, unique helping hand.
I realised early on....right from the start
That you could see and feel the pain in my heart.
I'd lost my son Rhydian, also my mum and my dad
And I felt hopeless, weak...and deeply sad.
Your experience, counselling and care was the expertise
That helped me talk...because I felt at ease.
You helped me move forward as you listened so much,
And your words of guidance had that loving touch.
When we first met I couldn't cope...I was a real mess,
But with your help, times like that got less and less.
You lightened my load on my journey through grief,
And helped me grow stronger and restore my belief
That my mind could get out of this dark sad place
To live my life with hope, faith, strength and grace.
On earth my son and my parents could no longer be,
But you guided me to realise and helped me see
That the good memories would get stronger everyday
And in my mind and heart they would forever stay.
Now I remember them with my heart full of joy
My Dad, my Mum and Rhydian my special boy!
Thanks and Best Wishes from Enfysxxxx
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday -Fridays (daytime and evenings) Saturday(daytime). Home visits or Ammanford/Swansea /Llanelli venues
Types of client