Jo Allen BSc (Hons) Registered MBACP

Jo Allen BSc (Hons) Registered MBACP


07743 332224 / 07743 332224

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07743 332224 / 07743 332224

About me

About Me

Hi, I'm Jo Allen. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and registered member of the BACP.

What I Offer

I work in private practise in Spondon, offering therapy to individuals over 18 years of age. I offer short term counselling and long term psychotherapy depending on your needs. I work weekdays 10am-7pm, please get in touch to discuss availability of sessions. Please note that at present I am only able to offer weekly sessions, not fortnightly.

Please see below for the issues that I can help with.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications

I trained at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham, and gained a BSc (Hons) degree in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Other training:

  • Making Trauma Therapy Safer with Babette Rothschild.
  • Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy.
  • Working with young people in the LGBT community.
  • Training on self harm, identity and self-esteem.
  • The Embodied Relationship with Dr David Tune.
  • Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation.
  • NCFE level 2 in Mental Health Awareness.

I hold an enhanced DBS, professional indemnity insurance and am a registered member of the BACP.

My Experience

I have experience of working in private practise and volunteering for a charity offering counselling in Derby City Centre. Here, I saw clients presenting with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma, and more. I have a special interest in illnesses such as CFS/ME and the link between physical and mental health.

As part of my training, I also attended personal therapy. I feel this gives me the understanding of what it is like to be a client, and of what a rewarding, and sometimes difficult journey therapy can be.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Somatisation
  • Childhood issues
  • Growing older
  • Retirement
  • Guilt and/or shame
  • Sexual identity
  • Post transplant counselling

Photos & videos

  • Therapy room
  • Pardus therapy room


Where to Start

Initially, I offer a free short phone call of up to 15 minutes to assess what you may be bringing to therapy, and whether therapy is the right option for you. Following this, we would arrange an initial consultation that is at a mutually convenient time. We can then discuss what to do going forward.


All sessions are 60 minutes long, and are charged at £45, including initial consultations. I require 48 hours notice for cancellations, and I reserve the right to charge for missed appointments.

Want to know more?

If you have any queries about counselling in general, or require further information about my practise, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Getting here.

My practise has free off road parking and is on bus routes from Derby and Nottingham. I have good transport links for M1, A52, and A50.

Further information

About Therapy

I believe that change is often what motivates us to access therapy. We either want to make changes to our thoughts, feelings and behaviours; or have had change thrust upon us and are struggling to adapt to our new situation.

Change takes place in a safe and supportive space and I ensure that I provide this in order for the trust and therapeutic relationship to grow. We will work at a pace that feels right for you. We will review our work together regularly to ensure that we are working in the most effective way possible.

Sometimes, people come to therapy not quite knowing what has brought them, but perhaps feeling that they would like someone to talk things through with. This may require us to explore past and present experiences to build a picture of what might be going on.

Further information

Please visit my website for further information. I also have a video of my practise room on my Facebook and Twitter pages (see Contact details).

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE21

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Please get in touch to discuss availability, and any accessibility needs you may have.

Types of client

Older adults