Jo de Vries MBACP (Accred), COSRT (Accred), UKRCP Reg, EMDR Therapist (Accred)
I am an Accredited Psychosexual, an Accredited Trauma Specialist (EMDR) and an Accredited Relationship Therapist working with adult couples or individuals of any sexual orientation, in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I work Integratively with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and 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 and OCD included), and a client's ability to really connect with themselves and the world.
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 fifteen years of ongoing professional training and development and clinical (client) practice.
I am in private practice working in a conference centre in Leicester, offering daytime and evening appointments, either face to face, telephone or via Skype. I also work in conjunction with the BUPA and am available on BUPA's Professional Register if you have their healthcare insurance. I previously worked at the Leicester Counselling Centre on Victoria Park and at Relate Leicestershire.
Disabled access is available.
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Session fees are £70 for individuals and £75 for couples. Payment is by cash or cheque at the end of each session
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 Ireland, and COSRT therapist directories
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday, daytime and evenings
Types of client