Jo Couling MA, MBACP(Sen. Accred)
I am a BACP Senior Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 30 years experience of working with both couples and individuals. Counselling sessions are available in a private location in central Warwick, with easy access to Leamington Spa, Kenilworth, Coventry & Stratford-upon-Avon. I offer both daytime and evening appointments and there is free and convenient parking nearby.
Counselling for Individuals
You may be struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression or perhaps just feeling sad for no reason that you can put your finger on. Perhaps you have suffered a recent bereavement and are finding it hard to cope. Or you may have unresolved childhood and family issues that need to be explored and understood before you can put them to rest.
Counselling for couples
I specialise in working with couples, having trained with Relate both as a counsellor and supervisor.
Couples come with many issues including:
- coping with separation or divorce
- affairs and betrayals
- rebuilding trust after an affair
- communication problems
- sexual difficulties
When things go wrong in your relationship, it is easy to stop talking to each other and retreat into silence. This is of course just the time that open talking is most needed and counselling can be an effective way of opening up the communication again.
The initial session takes the form of an assessment in which I discuss with you whether we can work usefully together. If this is not possible, I will discuss alternative sources of support for your situation.
I have a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counselling from the University of Durham and also hold the Relate Certificate in Couples Counselling. I have worked for many years with Relate both as a counsellor and supervisor. I have also spent nine years as Staff Counsellor at the University Hospital of Durham.
Taking the first step
It can feel quite daunting to take that first step to begin counselling, so please feel free to contact me with your questions either by e-mail or a short phone call. There is no obligation to make an appointment if you do not feel comfortable.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
Jo was very welcoming, easy to talk to and enable me to find peace in my life through discussing past issues that troubled me.
You listened to me so that it became easier to talk openly about things that I have never before discussed.
Each session gave me strategies that I could use on a day to day basis to help me gain confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Counsellor and Senior Registered Practitioner
BACP Accredited Supervisor
MA (Ed) Guidance and Counselling
Certificate in Couples Counselling (Relate)
UKRC Registered Independent Counsellor
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sometimes a carer will need to discover new resources to cope with the illness of a loved one and may need a safe place to offload feelings of exhaustion and frustration. They may be feeling guilty at not being able to meet all the needs of another person and having to consider respite care in order to cope.
In other cases,a clients may be trying to come to terms with the diagnosis of a serious illness themselves. This can be very frightening and hard to talk to family members who are also anxious and upset. It can feel a huge relief to be able to express feelings to someone who is not part of this.
Fees are £50 for individuals and £60 for couples. Sessions last for fifty minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. A few daytime appointments are available on request.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I trained as a Relate Supervisor in 1999 and have been working as a supervisor at Relate and more recently in private practice since that time.