Jo de Vries MBACP (Accred), COSRT (Accred), UKRCP Reg, EMDR UKTherapist (Accred)
I am an Accredited Psychosexual, an Accredited Trauma Specialist (EMDR UK) and an Accredited CBT Therapist working online through Zoom these days with adult couples or individuals of any sexual orientation, in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I work Integratively with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic and Systemic theories, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) for trauma cases, be that Interpersonal trauma or a single life changing event. This means we generate insights from a client's background, think about how past has affected present day, and then strategically work out how to fix the underlying issues emerging in a focused way.
Work is either on a short or long term basis dependent on the clients goals. Immediate life circumstances may be explored or 'deeper' issues addressed as required, but always with the goal of changing negative patterns and introducing healthier behaviours going forward. This may include communication styles, working with self esteem, anxieties (Generalised anxiety disorder and OCD included), alleviating Panic attacks, and a client's ability to really connect with themselves and the world. COVID has obviously created new anxieties of it's own and many clients have depression that is resultant from this.
If it is Psychosexual treatment that is required, plans are tailored to the clients needs and work is highly educative, allaying fears and anxieties around performance, unrealistic expectations and misguided thoughts. I specialise in Sexual Addiction work both for the addict and their partner, which if committed to, is treatable. Any behavioural/sexual tasks are carried out in the client's home, never in the consulting room.
We look to do more than manage, but fix the problem, and I am proud of my success rate with clients in achieving their goals, currently standing at 95%.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have around twenty years of ongoing professional training and development and clinical (client) practice.
I am in private practice based in Leicester, offering daytime and evening appointments, via Zoom, now nationwide and overseas. I also work in conjunction with the BUPA and AXA Healthcare and am available on their Professional Registers should you have their healthcare insurance. I previously worked at the Leicester Counselling Centre on Victoria Park and at Relate Leicestershire.
EMDR Accredited (UK and Ireland) Therapist
Accreditations with BACP and COSRT
Psychosexual Therapy Postgrad Diploma
Relate Counsellor Graduate Certificate
Certificate in Counselling Studies - Leics University
Chartered Institute of Marketing Postgrad Diploma
Bsc (Hons) Psychology
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Session fees are £70 for individuals and £75 for couples. Payment is by cash or cheque at the end of each session
Monday - Thursday, daytime and evenings
Areas of Psychosexual expertise include work with Self Esteem, Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Mental Health Issues, Trauma, Asperger's, and Sexual Addiction.
I work affirmatively with LGBT clients, their relationships and sexual issues and am listed on the Pink Therapy Directory
I am also listed on the BACP, UKRCP, EMDR UK, and COSRT therapist directories