Jo Bailey Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor
My name is Jo. I offer psychotherapy and clinical supervision to adults.
As an experienced psychotherapist, I support my clients to consider, not only the current experience or problem that has bought them, but also, what might lie beneath this. In this way, we can build resilience and change for your future, reducing the possibility of future difficulties.
I have experience of working short, medium and long-term with clients both in private practice and organisational settings. I have worked with a variety of clients therapeutically, taking a reflexive approach, tailored to clients based on their needs, backgrounds and culture.
Psychotherapy can help with a number of problems, including depression, anxiety, adapting to life changes, bereavement, relationship difficulties, abuse and trauma. It can also be valuable with our professional and personal development. Sometimes, people come to therapy not knowing what has brought them. They just feel that they are unfulfilled, unhappy or like they can’t cope, for example. This is something I can support you with. Everyone is unique and I work with the person first, so don’t worry if your ‘problem’ isn’t mentioned here. We can talk through your experience and hopes when we meet.
I work to the UKCP code of ethics.
I am based in Hilton, South Derbyshire, within 35 minutes of Nottingham City Centre, 20 minutes of Derby and Burton; on the Villager bus route. There's plenty of free parking locally.
I am also Bupa registered so you may wish to contact me via your health insurance policy if applicable.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy); having trained for five years in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling at The Sherwood Institute in Nottingham. I gained my MSc in 2013. As part of my training I went to psychotherapy for over 5 years which helped me have an understanding of what it’s like to be a client (although every therapy experience is unique). I have offered psychotherapy and counselling to clients from my private practice since 2011. I also take referrals from insurance company and NHS (IAPT) services. I have previously worked in voluntary settings (Barnardos and Derby Women’s Centre) and severe mental health.
I have substantial experience in delivering training and development coaching and workshops.
I am EMDR trained and able to offer EMDR where appropriate.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a special interest in the relationship between physical and mental wellbeing, including supporting people with chronic health conditions.
I have undertaken some specialist training in Trauma.
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If you would like to progress with psychotherapy, I would initially ask you to contact me. We can then arrange a session to explore what you would like to get from coming to see me.
The fee is £50 per psychotherapy session; £52 for clinical supervision.
My training rate is £500 per day.
What can I hope to achieve?
People find therapy beneficial for a number of reasons, including healing past hurts, raising awareness, managing symptoms, changing relationship patterns and building hope for the future. My clients have a variety of outcomes they measure success by. We will discuss this during assessment and during your therapy. I often think of successful therapy as one in which our relationships with ourselves is improved.
There are no guarantees we will feel 100% better. Nor a magic cure for our emotional problems. However, I do have considerable experience of successfully helping people. If we contract to work together I will commit to supporting and challenging you on your journey. We will also review the work regularly- usually after 4-8 weeks and then about every 3 months.
The outcomes are also dictated by the length of your therapy. I offer short, medium and long term work (6 sessions, 20 sessions and 2+ years for instance) and we will discuss your hopes and treatment plan when we meet.
It is hard to describe exactly what it’s like coming to therapy and how I work, but I will try to share some aspects here that I wished I had known when I started my own therapy journey. My model integrates a number of recognised and researched theories that see our adult selves as formed through childhood experiences and later traumatic events. I use psycho-education and neuroscience research to share some of my understanding of how this happens, along with a relational approach tailored to your treatment plan.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime weekdays. Limited evening spaces availablem
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I completed my training at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute (Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision) in 2018 and am a UKCP registered clinical supervisor.View supervision profile