Jo Whelan PGDip wpf MBACP
I am a psychotherapist offering time limited (up to 16 sessions) solution focussed counselling. My training and experience gained over a number of years allows me to listen carefully and provide a space for you to bring and work through a wide variety of problems and concerns.
I work in Woking at 2 local therapeutic clinics.
Below are some of the common issues or difficulties people seek counselling for help with:
- Low mood
- Dealing with transitions, life changes and stages
- Loss and bereavement
- Depression (special interest)
- Post natal anxiety and/or depression
- Feelings of isolation or loneliness
- Problems with food
- Relationship problems
I work with adults offering weekly psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Psychodynamic therapies place value on self exploration, and making links between what is happening internally and externally in our lives, and patterns that occur in our present circumstances which seem to repeat from our past.
I have had training in cognitive therapy skills which I am able to use in my work.
If you are interested in reading more about psychodynamic therapies and evidence of their lasting therapeutic impact, please visit www.bpc.org.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a background in mental health settings where I worked in support and supervisory roles from 1998 onwards.
I completed my professional training and worked at wpf Therapy London, which is well established body recognised for its clinical and academic excellence.
Post graduate certificate in cbt skills. WPF Therapy London.
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice. WPF Therapy, London.
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy. WPF Therapy, London.
Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory (Integrative) Levels 2 and 3. Guildford College.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work to a strict code of ethics and values, and am fully insured.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cultural and family identity.
Students' issues; leaving home; transition to adulthood; positive independence.
Transitional life stages; marriage, becoming a parent, loss of a parent, mid life issues.
Spiritual or religious questions.
£40 for once weekly 50 minute session.
£15 for an initial half hour consultation.
Please contact me by phone or email to arrange an initial half hour meeting to discuss whether counselling may be helpful for you. I charge £15 for this initial discussion. It is helpful to meet face to face for you to see what I can offer and whether you feel you would like to work with me.
Please note my working hours are Wednesday afternoons, Thursday Friday and Saturday daytimes. Please leave me a message or email and let me know when it is convenient to talk and I will endeavor to contact you at a mutually suitable time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings and Thursday daytime.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|