Jo Taylor-Jones, MA, MBACP (Registered)
Welcome, and thanks for looking. I am an experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and can work with you on things such as relationship issues, low mood, abuse, identity, addictions, loss, life purpose and young adults' issues (18-25), though I am happy to help you work through whatever is troubling you.
The length of therapy can vary depending on what you want to talk about, your personal circumstances and your decision on when it is time to finish. I am experienced in short-term counselling (4-16 sessions), enjoy working in this way and will not attempt to extend the therapy beyond its usefulness to you. Equally, if you wish to have longer-term support I offer this too.
While great changes can occur in relatively short periods of time, where possible it is good to allow enough space relative to the significance of the issue in your life. The counselling will be confidential and I aim to create a welcoming and restorative space for you.
I work from a Humanistic perspective and respect what it can take to approach someone for help. I enjoy meeting new clients and helping people to find their own way forward.
I can also work in a Solution-focused or goal-oriented way if needed as I have also trained and counselled specifically for addictions where it is important to identify new pathways quickly, plus I have additional training in other types of therapy so we can see what suits you best.
The most important thing is that we are both in tune in terms of the reason you have come for therapy and what you would like out of it. I believe a combination of being given a positive relationship and the opportunity to explore new ways of experiencing can lead to healing and change.
I am a Senior Lecturer on the BA in Humanistic Counselling at University of Chichester and also Visiting Lecturer on the PGDip Humanistic Counselling at University of Brighton so will not be able to take any current or recent students from these courses.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- PGDip Person-centred Counselling (BACP accredited course)
- Drug and Alcohol Counselling Training course, Action for Change
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
As well as my clinical practice, I work as a counselling tutor and lecturer for universities and other training providers.
I am committed to attending regular clinical supervision and continuing professional development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Life transitions
- Social anxiety
- Illness or injury to loved ones
- Care leavers
- Low mood
My fees are £50 for the 50 minute counselling hour, some reduced fees may also be possible.
The introductory session is £25 and there is no obligation to continue. If I am not the best person to help you, I will endeavour to suggest other people or places which may be more suitable.
The rooms in Chichester are modern, have good parking facilities and are close to the railway and bus station, and also the city centre. The practice in Emsworth is very close to the railway station and there is parking nearby. There is an indoor waiting area available at both premises.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
The rooms in Chichester have disabled access (flat entrance and lift to the 2nd floor). There is no accessibility for wheelchairs or other assisted walking at the rooms in Emsworth due to the rooms being on the first floor up a flight of stairs.
I see clients on Thursdays and Fridays- please get in touch to see if we can find a time to suit. Thursday afternoons only for couples work due to room availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Welcome to my Supervision profile.View supervision profile