Jo Allmand, BSc(Hons), Reg. MBACP (Accred)
Thinking about counselling or therapy can be quite daunting. Counsellors and therapists recognise that everyone sometimes needs a safe space to talk things through, to gain support, encourage change, and develop personal resilience. When life feels tough, or simply seems unclear, therapy can often offer a way to explore the feelings and issues that come up.
You may have experienced a particular loss or difficult event in your life which has left you with feelings you are struggling to understand. Or perhaps you have noticed that lowness, anxiety or self-esteem are affecting your life in a way that is troubling you.
In my practice, my aim is to work with you, exploring your experience of the world and how it is affecting you. During our sessions, we work together - taking time to build a good relationship, sitting together with the difficult stuff and finding our way through the feelings it brings up.
Please explore my website to discover more about me and my practice. I am very open to any questions you may need to ask about therapy in your search for the support that is right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Having worked for over 20 years in education and also for the local authority, I have had extensive experience of supporting people through a range of issues which affect their self-image, their relationships and their aspirations for the future. Since beginning my formal therapist training in 2010 I have worked in a range of non-profit counselling and mental health organisations in Coventry, as well as in private practice.
- BSc Hons Degree in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, accredited by Coventry University and studied at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, Nottingham. BACP accredited course.
- Certificate in Counselling, Warwickshire College
- Certificate in Psychology, Warwick University College
- Certificate in Counselling Skills, Warwick University College
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and subscribe to the BACP Ethical Framework and Code of ethics, to regular supervision of my work and to ongoing reflexive training programmes.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have experience of working with:
- Grief and loss
- Change and transition
- Childhood issues
- Issues and hurts from the past
- Shame and guilt
£40.00 per session
- For individual counselling and psychotherapy, my fees are £40 per hour-long session.
- The Initial Mutual Assessment phone call is free of charge.
The mutual assessment call is an opportunity for us to make phone contact and begin to explore whether we can work together, and for you to find out more about what that work may be like. This is different to a therapy session, and can be a bit more formal. You may wish to ask questions about what therapy entails, or about how I work. You can use this time to outline what brings you to consider therapy. I will listen carefully and inquire about some of what has brought you to find out about therapy. This might include your childhood and family history, as well as your present situation. This will help me to determine whether I will be able to support you therapeutically. If I am unable to do so, I will be able to suggest other sources of support which may be beneficial to you. Should we then decide to set up an initial meeting, we will use this to continue our assessment process.
Concessions offered for
I offer both short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to adults and can offer daytime or evening appointments, depending on availability.
Please be aware that, due to technical issues, my email replies may end up in your spam folder. If you haven't received a reply from me, it's worth checking this. You may wish to text or phone me if you do not hear back from me via email. Emailing me directly through your own email address can also be another option.