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MBACP. R.G.N..'A Time to Talk to Jo!.'

About me


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 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

The pandemic!  Has it left you confused, isolated, anxious, depressed or feeling lonely? The changes that we were asked to make to our lives affected many.

.It seems that we as a nation have also changed the way we communicate with each other. I’m very aware that now we are being asked to go back to ‘normal’, 

For so many, their lives have changed completely….some for the better and some, not so.

So if you recognise the above - you are not the only one. You are not alone.

Phone/ text/ email/ skype /zoom

I OFFER:

Face to face sessions
Telephone sessions
Home visits
Walk and Talk sessions

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 helping you through to the future.

Training, qualifications & experience

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 hold a SHOUT(crisistextline) Certificate and volunteer on the SHOUT crisis platform support group.2020

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

I continually update my skills and knowledge.I have attended the 

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

Attended course: CBT(Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) accredited course

Attended course; Suicide Intervention course

Attended course: Teacher Training course 

Attended course : Supervision Course for Cruse Bereavement 

I have recently undertaken 25 hours training to assist as a volunteer with SHOUT - crisistextline.org

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Counselling bereaved children and young people
Anticipatory GriefIdentity Issues
Sudden Loss/Complicated Grief and Mourning

Physically Disabled/Learning Difficulties( bereaved)
Elderly residential/nursing home(staff)
Nursing staff
I work with a variety of clients and issues with particular experience in health-related issues including terminal issues.
Unresolved Issues
Generally Feeling Low
Lack of meaning in life
Physical illness
Bereaved through suicide

This is not an exhaustive list, so please feel free if you particular problem is not included.

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Fees

From £25.00 to £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£30.00p for the first session.£42.50p thereafter

Reduced fees depending on circumstances  for following sessions:

£25.00 initial fee 
£32.50p thereafter

£45.00 Couples counselling

Day/evening/weekend appointments available.

PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL TRAVEL TO YOU WITHOUT ADDED COST

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Face-to-face -Tuesdays -Fridays (daytime)  Home visits or Swansea office

Telephone counselling 11am - 8pm  Monday - Friday

Further information

My background is many years working as a qualified Registered Nurse and counsellor in health and social settings.
I also ran small groups of people wanting to lose weight..and keep it off!
Relationship issues - a large proportion of my caseload consists of anxiety/stress /anger / problems within their relationships.
Sexual difficulties
Self-esteem
Feeling sad
Feeling alone

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 those who have been bereaved through the suicide of a loved one - adults, young people and children


TESTIMONIAL

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

Walter Road, Swansea, SA1 5RW

Ammanford, Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA18

Type of session

In person
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Home visits