I am offering Telephone and/or Video (Zoom) sessions. These can be 30 or 60 minutes long. Some clients already choose this method of therapy, and it works very well. Days and times are flexible, so please feel welcome to contact me by email or phone to discuss your needs.
My name is Jo Ashburner and I am a fully qualified CBT Psychotherapist and Counsellor, accredited with the BACP, usually working in Swansea but now covering the whole of the UK. I work with men, women, teenagers and children aged 7 and above and provide therapy that is tailored to your individual needs and circumstances.
I'm a married mother of 3, have 2 dogs and 3 cats, and enjoy photography. I am also a professional, friendly, empathic and open-minded therapist who understands that life is sometimes tough. Seeking help from someone like me takes bravery and trust, and that alone gains my respect. I won't judge you or what you tell me, but will work together with you to help you and fully appreciate the need for a confidential and private service.
Evidence-based protocols, research and experience guide my interventions in helping you to gain clarity and understand what is triggering, and maintaining your difficulties, and what we can do so that positive change can be achieved. This will focus on your thoughts, emotions, behaviours, physical feelings, life experiences, and beliefs about yourself and others that may have been gained in early childhood or anytime since.
People often ask me about strategies, and these may be acquired through gaining a different perspective on something, learning to challenge an unhelpful thought, completing a worksheet, mindfulness, breathing exercises or behaving in a deliberate but different way to usual. Some people like to work with pens and paper, others prefer creative materials, or simply to talk, and all of this can be accommodated to suit you personally.
Trying to choose a therapist from these pages can be quite daunting so If you’d like to phone to discuss whether I may be able to help you or your child, or to ask me any other questions, please feel welcome to do so, or if you text me your name and number, I will willingly call you back.
If you want to make an appointment to see me, all you need to do is contact me to let me know by phone, text or email, and then we can work out a mutually convenient day and time.
Professional Organisation memberships
I am an accredited member of the BACP and a member of the BABCP
Training, qualifications & experience
CBT & Counselling Psychotherapy
- MA Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- BA (Hons) First Class : Counselling & Psychology
- PgDip level 7 : Therapeutic Counselling : CBT
- PgDip level 7 : Integrative counselling for Children and Young People
- PgCert Level 5 : Therapeutic Counselling
- BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision 2013 – This certificate is approved by the BPS (British Psychological Society), the only UK psychology and psychotherapy body established by Royal Charter and one of the primary national leads in determining national recommendation on clinical supervision across a range of groups.
I mostly work face to face, but am also experienced working via telephone and online video link such as Whatsapp, Skype and Facetime.
I have experience of working with men, women and children aged 7-70 in a variety of settings which include
- Private Practice
- NHS Psychological Services
- Secondary schools
- University student services
- Charity counselling services
- Childline telephone counselling
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
CBT & Counselling
£60 per 60 minute phone or video session
£30 per 30 minute phone or video session
Payment to be made by paypal or bank transfer in advance of the session.
£60 per 60 minute session
£90 per 90 minute supervision session
I am currently available for counselling sessions via Zoom or Telephone. Please email me for more info.
My phone is usually switched to silent. Please feel welcome to leave a voice message or send a text and I will respond to you as soon as I can.