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About me


Welcome

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, I am still seeing clients online working only.

My name is Jo-Ann. Being a qualified, registered, accredited MNCS counsellor and an MBACP registered counsellor. My main clients are adult individuals, school-aged teenagers/adolescents and couples.

Sometimes we can sense that something is not going so well and maybe ponder as to what that might be, this can be ok. But when our daily lives become affected or are interrupted, then this is the time to maybe obtain some help from accessing counselling.

Emotional health is just as valuable as physical health, in fact, my belief is that the two twin together. My experience has seen that many people are helped by attending a counselling process.

Making and having the time and a quiet space that is different to what you may be used to, lends its way to a clearer and much more structured way of thinking, therefore enabling clearer ways of thinking and behaving. If you imagine a light bulb and how that glows each time it is switched on.  I specialise in working with adults, couples and teenage school children who experience generalised and difficult anxiety,  and/or depression that is constant within lives, Bereavement, grief and mourning, attachment within past traumas of childhood, or trauma of sudden loss. Foggy brain, sadness, anger within adults and teenagers, self-image, low self-esteem with lack of self-worth, childhood trauma from narcissistic parenting. This list is not exhaustive.

Recently I have been helping the NHS frontline workers and key workers during the covid-19 pandemic by giving my time voluntarily. The therapy space for you is within a quiet and sunny room that is situated on the ground floor by the front entrance and is equipped to help you feel welcomed.

My past experience has been with NHS GP Surgeries, Community counselling charities that specialise in helping school-age children to lead healthier and better lives. Charities that specialise in helping parents with young children.





Training, qualifications & experience

  • Qualifications
  • A PG Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • Certificate in Integrative Humanistic counselling skills (BACP Accredited)
  • Dip. CBT Therapy
  • Adv.Dip CBT
  • O.A.Dip. Counselling Children & Adolescents
  • Child Counselling Level 3
  • Bereavement Care (Cruse, Level 2)
  • Effective Brief Psychotherapy (certificate)
  • Managing stress with Mindfulness  (Certificate)
  • Health and Social Care (Certificate)
  • Identifying and working with neglect (Certificate)
  • Family Support (certificate)
  • Counselling supervisor, Approved by the NCS
  • NCS Accredited Membership certificate.
  • Member of the ICO (Data protection)







Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Self-esteem
  • Bereavement
  • Bereavement in childhood of parent/sibling/significant other
  • Negative self-thinking
  • Continuous negative thinking
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Foggy Brain
  • Thinking as if you have lost Control
  • Loss of pet
  • Loss of job/money/marriage
  • Multiple loss of family members or significant others
  • Narcissistic Mother
  • Teenagers Stress/problems in school
  • Couples Relationship interpersonal difficulties (communication/Behaviour)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Social services cases, Individuals/ families in need of counselling
  • Parent/child  interpersonal Relationship
  • Family Inter-personal relationship breakdown and behaviour.

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

My fees are

  • On-Line Counselling
    For all on-line counselling, Zoom, WhatsApp video call, iPhone facetime call. Microsoft Teams.

    Adults - £45.00 - Evening appointments After 6 pm - £50.00
    Teenagers - £40.00
    Couples - £55.00 Daytime or evening appointments


    I offer open-ended counselling and shorter term counselling.



Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My availability is on Monday to Thursday between the times of 11 am to 8.30pm Closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Counselling is by booking an appointment only either by calling or by email.

Further information

Code of ethical practice and registrations.
I am an accredited registered member of The National Counselling Society and a registered member of the BACP.

I work with both of their policies and guidances.

MNCS (Accr'd), registrant. MBACP Registered.

I have public indemnity and liability insurance and I am committed to ongoing professional and personal development.

46 Anvil Terrace
Bexley Park
Dartford
Kent
DA2 7WR

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Supervision

SUPERVISION It is a great way to clarify the subsistence of good practice and to maintain ethical guidelines and boundaries.

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Jo Ann Burns Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Adults, Teenagers. Accredited (MNCS).

Jo Ann Burns Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Adults, Teenagers. Accredited (MNCS).