Jo Ansell

Jo Ansell

191 Archer Road

07805 853387

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About me

Jo Ansell Counselling Service

I am accredited counsellor registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. My particular expertise is in loss, bereavement and major life changes.
I am qualified to provide:

  • Individual counselling
  • Couples counselling
  • Clinical supervision
  • Group-work
  • Training on bereavement issues

My counselling integrates a number of approaches, although my original training was person-centred, which means that I am able to adapt my approach to your needs.

Issues I can work with include:

  • Bereavement and loss
  • Redundancy, unemployment and other work related issues
  • Coping with change
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Divorce or relationship breakdown
  • Cancer and other life limiting illness
  • Miscarriage/baby-loss
  • Plus Relationships and General Counselling

Training, qualifications & experience


British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy Accreditation

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Bedford College

Diploma in Couples Counselling, Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education

Certificate in Clinical Supervision, Cruse Bereavement Care

Group Facilitation, Cruse Bereavement Care

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Certificate, North Herts College.


Counselling within a specialist organisation working with bereaved people

Counselling patients and families in a hospice

Counselling within a women's counselling service

General counselling in private practice

Specialist trainer in working with bereavement and life limiting illness

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have particular expertise in work around grief; bereavement, illness (including terminal and life-limiting illness) and major life losses/changes.

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  • Jo Ansell



Our sessions will usually be held weekly, although this can vary depending on what you need, and last for one hour.

Individuals £40 per session
Couples £50 per session
Trainee counsellor personal therapy rate £30 per session

Concessionary rates are possible by negotiation

Counselling practitioners £40 per hour
Trainee counsellor supervision rate £30 per hour

I ask for 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel a session and not still be liable for the fee.

We may work together for a short while, or over a longer period, depending on your needs.


I work from a counselling room at my home in Stevenage where you will attend your sessions. However, I can make home visits if illness or disability prevent you from travelling to me.

Further information


I have full professional liability insurance for my work and I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work to their code of ethics.


What we say in our sessions is confidential and will stay between us. The only exception is if you tell me something that leads me to think that there is danger of significant harm to you or someone else. Before we meet I will ask for the name of your GP and I would only contact your GP in this situation. If I needed to break our confidentiality in this way, I would always want to discuss it with you first.


All counsellors have their work supervised. When I meet with my supervisor I will discuss my own feelings and experiences during our work together and check that I am working with you in an appropriate way. However, I will not tell my supervisor your name or details which might identify you.

Maps & Directions

Stevenage, SG1 5HD

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

It is a short walk of about 20 metres from the car park to my room. There is one small step into the house and my room is quite small.


Weekday daytime and evening appointments available

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a BACP accredited counsellor and trained as a supervisor with Cruse Bereavement Care.

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