Jo Atkins - BA Hons Counselling. MBACP Accredited member. Dip Supervision
I am an experienced and BACP accredited (UKRCP Reg Ind) counsellor, supervisor and trainer working in Ewell Village, Epsom. As an integrative therapist I work using a range of tools and techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
If you want to change, counselling can be your first step in a successful course of therapy. I offer couples and individuals counselling, including young people. I work to either a short term focused basis or with longer term therapy where helpful.
I aim to help you identify the specific issues that are troubling you and move you to explore and understand these and work with techniques for resolving them in a confidential and safe environment.
Issues that can be successfully worked with include:
Relationship Issues including emotional, sexual and physical abuse.
Couples Issues including affairs and betrayls, separation and divorce, fertility problems, miscarriage and abortion.
Family and Child related Issues including conflict mangagement and resolution.
Anger Management, Anxiety and Panic Disorders (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), Depression, Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Phobias, Loss and Bereavement, Low Self Esteem and Confidence, Personality Disorders and many others.
I have experience working with addiction issues and support those following the 12 step programme. This includes porn and sex addiction.
Recent testimonials:"When I met Jo, I was finding it hard to work, see my friends, sleep or even eat. Jo showed me the way to overcome my issues and gain a greater understanding and acceptance for who I am. The techniques and knowledge she gave to me have left me secure in who I am and confident to live a fulfilled life." D
"I am not sure whether I would have come through the last year without Jo's help. When I first met Jo I was in a very dark place. She brought me back from the brink. She is empathetic and understanding, a fantastic listener, and provides sound practical and emotional advice. With her guidance, I am now
confident that I can deal better with the trials and tribulations that a demanding professional work and busy home life bring. My family and I are so grateful for her kindness and perspective, something easily lost when in the midst of illness. There are bound to be potholes and troughs along the way, but I know I can always rely on Jo if I need assistance. Thank you Jo, from the bottom of my heart, I will always be thankful." K
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Counselling University of Surrey
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Certificate in Couples counselling
Specific courses: Eating Disorders, Self Harm and Suicide, Mindfulness. Personality Disorders, Coaching.
Therapeutic Diploma in Counselling Supervision (level 6 degree equivalent)
Diploma in Integrative Aromatherapy
Anusara Elements yoga Teacher - teaching individuals and groups
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Online email, Skype and telephone counselling also available.
I work with young people on a range of issues including low self esteem.
I have experience working with addiction and support those following the 12 step programme. This includes porn and sex addiction.
I am qualified Supervsior. I also run CPD workshops in the Surrey area for therpists.
Check out my website for more details: http://www.wellbeingtraining.net
Individuals £70 per 50 minute session
Couples £90 per 60 minute session
I am listed with the following insurance providers: BUPA, AVIVA, Nuffield Health, CIGNA and WPA.
Employees assistance programmes.
Monday 8am to 8pm. Tuesday 8am to 7pm. Wednesday 8am to 8pm. Thursday 8am to 8pm. Adhoc appointments on Fridays and Saturdays.
My practice is located in Ewell Village near Epsom in a dedicated room, providing a safe, comfortable and secure envirionment with absolute privacy. There is free parking on site or local car parks close by.
If you are unable to travel I can consider travelling to you. This includes couples with very young children.
I am also a qualified supervisor and provide one-to-one and group supervision.
I deliver webinars and seminars on Mental health and Well-Being to UK companies and Global organisations