About me

I am an Integrative Counsellor combining different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the client.

I worked as a Senior Counsellor and Supervisor for many years at a Community Interest Company in Plymouth. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Counselling is my passion and I feel privileged to have worked with a diverse range of clients over the years. It was the tragic loss of a close friend that initially took me on a personal journey and led me into counselling.

I offer a safe, warm and supportive environment and my natural intuitive ability and creativity serve the therapeutic process.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Trauma, Disassociation and Recovery, Positive outcomes for Disassociated Survivors PODS
  • Suicide and Self Harm PODS
  • Substance Abuse, Harbour Drug and Alcohol Service, Plymouth
  • Total Communication, South Devon Heath Care Trust
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Devon and Cornwall Counselling Hub

Member organisations


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.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I work from my therapy room in Buckfastleigh, which has easy access to Plymouth and Exeter via the A38. Sessions are 60 minutes long.

  • Session cost £45.00
  • First session introductory offer £35.00
  • Concessions available.


Practice hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm - evenings by negotiation.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Jo Armstrong

Jo Armstrong